With autumn being just around the corner, winter is just a hop, skip and a jump away and whilst many of us will be lamenting the loss of the summer sunshine, there’s lots to look forward to in the colder months. From cosy nights in to festive evenings out, there’s a lot more to winter than bitter temperatures and adverse weather.
That being said, winter weather can be harsh at the best of times, especially here in Scotland, and with this in mind, it’s essential for your home to be ready for whatever the season has to throw at it.
So, to ensure your home stays warm and toasty, we’ve made a list of four things you can do to prepare it for the coming autumn and winter.
Book your boiler in for a service
As a general rule, it’s good sense to have your boiler serviced once a year. However, if you can time it so that this takes place before the cold weather sets in, you can rest assured that your boiler is good to go for winter. A thorough inspection of your system will ensure it’s operating efficiently and, in the event of any problems, these can be dealt with promptly so that they don’t rear their ugly heads later on. There’s nothing worse than a boiler breaking down in the depths of winter and with this in mind, it’s advisable to be one step ahead when it comes to boiler maintenance.
Check your windows and doors
To ensure your home is energy-efficient, it’s essential to check all your windows and doors. After all, there’s no sense in having the heating on if the warm air is escaping through various cracks and gaps. Check that all sealing and weatherstripping is intact and where there are leaks, make sure that these are covered. Not only will this prevent warm air from leaving your home, but it will also stop cold air from entering, helping to keep your home toasty in cold weather.
Invest in some cosy blankets
Whether you want sofa blankets for those cosy evenings spent watching the telly or you’d like a blanket for your bed to combat those cold winter nights, it’s important to wrap up warm when the temperature dips. A thermal blanket that retains heat is bound to keep you snug at home and further to this, it’ll make you less reliant on your heating. So, to stay warm, save a bit of money and reduce your carbon footprint, we’d advise investing in some cosy blankets for your home.
Apply a waterproof coating to your roof and exterior walls
In addition to lowering the temperature within your property, winter weather can also have a negative impact on the exterior of your home. Excessive snow and rainfall can degrade your roof and exterior walls, and a waterproof coating offers a durable and cost-effective solution.
At Kingdom Coatings, we specialise in protecting homes from adverse weather conditions and our waterproof coatings come with many benefits. In addition to strengthening your home against the elements, our coatings will increase your home’s energy efficiency and further to this, a roof coating is a much more affordable alternative to re-roofing your home.
For more information on our products, get in touch with the experts at Kingdom Coatings today.