As winter approaches, stormy weather and cold conditions can cause damage to your home. Here are a few simple things you can do to prepare your house for winter.
Remove falling leaves and cut back creepers that are in your gutters so that water cannot build up and run down your walls, causing damp to creep inside your brickwork. Check that gutters and downpipes are still attached strongly to your house so that if winds pick up they don’t pull away and cause damage.
Look out for dead branches and signs that trees near your house may be rotting, because in strong winter winds parts of or even a whole tree being blown down could cause serious damage to your house. Call in a tree-surgeon to cut back any damaged branches and consult them about any large trees close to your house.