Home Improvements January 06th2017

Winter proofing your home

The days are drawing in and winter’s on its way, so there’s no better time to think about safeguarding your home and saving money in the long run. Here are our top tips and products for winter proofing your home.

Draught-proofing  

In the colder months of the year, you might notice a difference in the draughts that enter your house through and around your doors. If your doors are in a poor state of repair they can let in cold air. Cold draughts can have a big effect on how warm your home is and the amount of energy that you lose. Thankfully, it’s easy to fix the majority of problem areas with minimal effort by draught proofing your front door.

  • Have you considered closing up your letterbox? An Ecoflap can be just as useful. It simply attaches over your letterbox to help stop draughts and bad weather from getting into your home
  • Is there a gap at the bottom of your door? This is an ideal location for draughts to enter your home. An easy fix is to add a draught excluder brush strip along the base – these are usually seen on the exterior of a door, but are just as effective on the inside too!
  • Is your door frame looking a little worse for wear? Doors can warp over time, with wooden frames particularly susceptible – this is because they expand and contract depending on the weather. A long-term solution is to upgrade your door to a newer uPVC model, but if you’re not quite ready for a new door be sure to install draught stripping to protect your home.

If you get tired of worrying about draughts every time winter comes around, then perhaps you should consider replacing those old doors. We’ve got lots of door styles and materials to choose from, so why not take a look?

Clear gutters and drains

From guttering and fascias to bargeboards and downpipes, roofline elements are a vital part of our homes, but one of the easiest things to forget about. Leaves, plants and other debris can quickly clog our gutters and drains, which can lead to water damage including major damp and structural issues. A clear out before the winter is essential.

If you think your roofline is in need of repair, Everest supplies several roofline products that can all be customised to suit the needs of each homeowner.

Everest offer a huge range of windows, doors, conservatories and security systems. To discover the full range visit www.everest.co.uk 

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