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Why Now Is The Perfect Time To Start Preparing Your Home For Winter


Whether you love it or hate it, winter will soon be here before we know it. Which means now is the perfect time to start getting your home ready for the harsh weather conditions.

There are several things you can do to help protect your home this winter which will have a huge impact when temperatures outdoors start to drop. 

Don’t get caught out by the cold, winterise your home with our top tips. 

Check your boiler 

Having no central heating over winter is the last thing you want. So it’s important to check your boiler is in good working condition. By doing so, not only could it spare you the costly expense if it suddenly breaks down, but it will also ensure you avoid the risk of having a freezing cold home this winter.

Update your windows and doors

Harsh weather can take its toll on your windows and doors over the years, which means they may not be insulating your home as well as they used to. Replacing your old windows and doors will help to improve your home’s energy efficiency and reduce your energy bills, which can save you money in the long run.

Protect your pipes

As temperatures drop below freezing, any exposed pipes are at potential risk of bursting in the freezing cold weather. To prevent this from happening, you should protect apply lagging to any pipes that run along your walls in unheated areas, such as garages and basements.  

Install a solid roof

If you have a traditional conservatory at home, you may want to invest in a replacement solid roof. Conservatories can get really cold throughout the winter months! Having a solid tiled roof fitted onto your existing conservatory will not only modernise your living space, but it will also keep the heat indoors and make your living space far more inviting.

Clear your gutters

As autumn leaves begin to fall they can eventually block your drains and gutters which, if left uncleared, can cause water damage in your home. This can easily be avoided by checking your roofline and clearing any blockages that have built up.

Invest in a porch

Investing in a porch for your home will not only provide you with added storage space but it will also help to keep your hallway more insulated and prevent any draughts in your home. There’s no doubt that you’ll be grateful for the additional layer of warmth when winter does finally arrive. 

Do you need help getting your home winter-ready? Here at ERG, we have the services and skills needed to ensure your home is prepared for the harsh winter weather. Visit our Invergordon showroom for more information, or request a free quote online.


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