The summers give our homes a smooth ride. With gale-force winds, rain, sleet, and snow, nowhere in sight, your home doesn’t need to fend off potential damp, the crippling cold and pests that like to move indoors when the weather gets icy. To prep your home in time for the weathers worst to make an appearance, here are seven things you can do.
This method is used to seal any drafts. With a lot of drafts in your home, your heat will escape quickly, the cold can seep in, and little pests can make their way indoors. As a solution, pay close attention to window and door edges to seal any cracks and crevices in advance of the autumn and winter months with weatherstripping.
If your roof appears worse for wear, now is the time to fix it to prevent more problems occurring when it begins to rain and snow. Take a look at Paradigm Roofing, who can you a no-obligation quote to either repair or replace your roof if needed.
Deal With Damp
Damp areas can become worse in your home during the colder months. As people are reluctant to open their windows and doors to let the water vapor from their baths and showers leave their homes. This is in a bid to keep their house warm. But it can worsen the effects of any damp. Try and ventilate your home morning and night for at least 15 minutes by opening the windows to let the moisture out. And source a way to cure the damp in your home to prevent it from being a more significant problem during autumn/winter.
Keeping the house warm and toasty is challenging during winter, especially in older houses. To keep your energy bills low and your home temperature well regulated, you might want to think about improving your home by insulating your house. From the walls to the basement, each area has the potential for your heat to escape.
Bugs love to make their way indoors to find somewhere to rest and survive in the colder months. To make sure it’s not your home they choose, think about every now then spraying a white vinegar and water solution around the edges of your windows and doors. This will repel bugs, particularly spiders from entering.
If you haven’t had your boiler checked out in a while, its something worth doing sooner rather than later. A broken boiler is a nightmare, but slightly more bearable in the hot summer as opposed to the cold winter. By hiring someone to service your boiler, you can check your boiler safe, and that there aren’t any problems flagging up that need fixing.
Burglars are more likely to strike when the darker nights roll in, but also around the Christmas period when people are expected to begin buying lots of presents. To prevent your home from being attacked, think about investing in CCTV or a house alarm.
Thinking of ways you can seal your home to prevent pests, from heat escaping causing costly energy bills, plus improving the security of your home, will avoid the likelihood of expensive problems occurring in the autumn and winter.