Preparing For Winter Checklist
The best Ways of Winterproofing your Home
Now that we are truly in the grip of winter, it’s time to look at ways we can protect and winterproof our homes
The spring, summer, fall and seasons do not bring the changes that winter does, so it’s important that we keep the safety, warmth, and security of the family in mind.
The easiest way to start preparing for winter is by just turning the dial up on the thermostat, our homes are going to need more heat over the next few months and it’s only natural that people will want to live and stay in warm homes over the winter period. It’s a costly change, of course, but it is a required one for the health and wellbeing of the home and family.
A bigger change is to seek for the best double glazed windows if you do not have them already. Single pane windows can become affected by mold and condensation thanks to the juxtaposition of the heat and warmth on the inside of the house. It’s likely a necessary upgrade, but it can help keep the heat inside your home and thus keep costs down via insulation.
Settling snow on pathways is a huge danger as snow can quickly conceal the risk of ice. Whilst snow is seen as playful, ice can cause damage. Having a method of cleaning your path and driveway is a good idea, as is owning a great cordless snow blower to quickly and efficiently remove snow from your property and walkways. It’s better to do this as soon as possible because the stress of being injured by the snow far outweighs the cold and dampness that this weather brings.
If you have summer furniture outside such as a patio chair and table set, please ensure that you cover them up. They are useful and great items in the summer, but the winter can reduce them to useless objects and can even destroy them by rusting them up. It’s not worth it and will just add cost to replace, money that you shouldn’t be spending!
If there are any beloved plants living outside, it may be best to pot them and bring them indoors. This will save you the cost of replacing them and caring for the plants will give you something to do on a boring winters day.
Winter air can creep in through gaps in your property so it is important that you take the time to seal up small gaps in the foundation and walls of your home. What’s more, this will likely prevent rats and mice taking up a nest inside of your property. It’s best to invest in caulk and foam and take this precaution as early as possible.
Possibly the best way of winter proofing your home is to just get cozy. Cuddle up with the family, get the blankets out, whip up some good grub and get a film on. This is the time to stay in and appreciate each other, so do that and the harsh conditions outside won’t be a bother at all.
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