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HOW TO WINTER PROOF YOUR HOME

Posted on 08/12/2016

Caring for your home in the colder months is really vital. Especially if you are planning on selling your home this winter or spring. 

Our Top 3 tips

1. Clear those gutters 
As pretty as those falling leaves are, they will collect in your guttering. Guttering is designed to prevent damp and leaks, so the water needs to be able to flow through the pipes, well away from your house. When it comes to selling, shoddy looking guttering can significantly diminish your kerb appeal, but the occasional clean out can make them look as good as new and keep them in good working order and ensure no further problems are caused.


2. Loft insulation 

Without insulation, you can lose a significant amount of heat. Not only does decent insulation keep your home warm in the winter and cool in the summer, but will also add value to your property; prospective buyers will be looking out for homes which are more energy efficient. 


3. When was the last time your boiler was serviced?

Now is the ideal time to get your boiler serviced. There are several reasons to get this looked at: it will reduce your fuel bills by making your boiler run at its most efficient, it will save you money on future repairs, and your annual service will ensure that you meet any insurance requirements. 

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