Once the outside of your home is prepared, follow these simple tips to make sure that your home is protected from the inside out.
Don't let the outside in
Check your roof from the inside to be sure there are no issues. Grab a torch and take a trip to the attic to check for any potential problems.
Things to look for from the inside, are:
- Places where the roof is sagging
- Signs of water damage or leaking
- Dark spots and trails
- Outside light showing through the roof
If you stumble across any of the above, it could be an issue. It's worth contacting a professional for some expert advice.
Prevent rain, wind and dirt coming into your home with our range of rain bars and deflectors. Just attach to the bottom of your door to deflect rain and dirt.
Also available for the bottom of doors, are brush seals. Sealing against smoke, odours, draughts, dust, insects and light, brush seals are attached to the bottom of doors that experience particularly heavy usage, such as front doors. Brush strip sealing is perfect for solving draught problems, and particularly good for retaining heat in the home and lowering heating bills.
When the rain starts, it's usually a sign that we're entering into a period of bad weather. Some simple rain can soon become gale force winds and thunder storms. Insulating hot water tanks and pipes will help keep your water hot for that nice long bath after a day battling the elements. It will also protect your pipes if you're unlucky enough to experience extreme weather, such as flooding.
Check that your heating system is working properly; it's a good idea to get it serviced before wet, windy and cold weather sets in.
Make sure you know how to turn off the water, gas and electricity. You may need to do this in an emergency, so be prepared. If you live in a flat, your water supply may come from outside your flat, so make sure you know where it is.