The sort of weather we’re in store for this winter is anyone’s guess, but no matter if we’re in for a mild few months or a wilder ride, it pays to be prepared. To protect your home from damage, keep costs down and increase comfort, it pays to keep on top of seasonal maintenance and ensure your place is ready for the wetter, colder season.
Here’s a few ideas for inside and out.
Clear your gutters
Blocked or broken gutters can cause a lot of damage to your home, but this can be prevented with a bit of care at the right time – and that time is now. Clearing your gutters of leaves and debris is a much easier job than what you’ll have to deal with if water ends up somewhere it shouldn’t. To reduce the chance of problems, it’s good to check gutters twice a year, in winter and again late spring. If you happen to come across a section of your gutter or downpipe that is damaged, you’ll need to replace it. If you need some help with this check out our Mitre 10 Easy As guide.
Light the way
With shorter daylight hours, you’re likely coming and going in the dark so it’s a good idea to install outdoor lighting. Lighting up paths and entranceways, makes navigating easier, particularly when it’s wet and slippery. For added security, consider adding sensor lights to alert you to any visitors.