The British weather is notoriously changeable and unpredictable and as winter sets in we never really know what we are going to get. This is why protecting your home against all extremes of weather is important, especially over the winter months where we can experience anything from below freezing temperatures, to strong winds, to flooding or even all three! Here are some of the things that you can do to help your home protect you from the elements this winter and hopefully to avoid any weather-based disasters occurring…
Pipes can often cause many problems over the winter months – flooding is something that happens in the winter in the UK so make sure that your gutters and drains are ready in case there is heavy rainfall. You may also want to get some pipe protectors like these www.meterbox.co.uk/pipe-protectors to protect the pipes from freezing if temperatures get very low.
The longer hours of darkness also provide an opportunity for burglars, so making sure that your home security is good should be a priority at this time of year. Especially with Christmas just around the corner burglars will strike under cover of darkness, so invest in some alarms and security lighting to protect you from theft.
High winds can cause some serious damage to make sure that you have prepared for this – from securing garden furniture and anything else that is at risk of blowing away down, to checking that your roof is in good repair, it is a good idea to do this before we get into winter.