Winter home – steps to get your house ready for the cold season

The days are getting colder, the sun is shinning less, and the nights are longer. You want to spend the chilly days hidden under blankets, but before you can do it, prepare your home for winter.

As the cold season is getting closer, it’s essential to determine what damage winter can do to your house, and look for ways to prevent it. The extreme freeze that hits your house during the cold season can cost you a lot if your house is left unsecure. It’s not just frozen pipes you can deal with during the winter, but many other issues cold temperatures can cause. Here is a list of precautions to take to make sure that you have a comfortable stay inside your house during this winter.

Winter-home

Roof insulation

If you haven’t insulated your roof until now, it’s the moment to do it because a quarter of the heat is lost through the roof, when it lacks insulation. Roof installation traps heat inside the house and lowers your energy bill. It’s best to get over 27cm amount of insulation for houses located in the cold areas.

If you already insulated your roof, you may want to invest in a boligalarm to prevent burglars from breaking into your house when you’re away.  

Get a carbon monoxide alarm

During the winter you’ll use more household appliances (boilers, heaters, cookers, fires). And if they’ve been poorly installed or you neglected their maintenance requirements, they can cause carbo monoxide leaks. It’s safer to install a carbon monoxide alarm to quickly identify a leak before it threatens your life and safety.

You can get one from a local shop or shop for it online. When you look for a carbon monoxide alarm, you should also get a varmpepumpe because it’s quite useful during the winter time.

Insulate hot water pipes

The last thing you want during the winter months is your hot water pipes to burst. Sadly, during this time of the year, these accidents are more common so it’s best to insulate them to prevent it. Head to the local shop and check for options. It would also be useful to get a elbil-lader while you’re there because you may never know when you need it.        

Clear the gutters

The gutters have a single purpose, to get rainwater off the roof and down the drain. But they cannot do it if they’re filled with leaves and debris. Before the first rains start, get a ladder and check the gutters to make sure there’s no obstruction that prevents them from accomplishing their purpose. You can tell that your gutters feature some kind of blockage when the water goes down the side of the house. solve the issue as soon as possible because it can cause discolouration and damage to the walls. The blockages are often twigs from birds’ nests, moss, or fallen leaves. When water stays for a long time trapped together with debris it can trigger mould and damp.

             

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