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Why Preparing Your Home For Winter Now Is A Sensible Move

It might seem like a strange time for us to be even mentioning winter so soon off the back of one of the hottest August Bank Holidays ever, but there are only around three months go until it arrives and your home must be ready for it.

Is your property well-insulated?

It definitely isn’t if you can feel draughts coming through. Just imagine how cold you will feel indoors once external temperatures drop and it’s hit by a torrent of sleet, snow and hail!

Nullify any possibility of the winter weather ruining home living for you over the coming months by getting the place winter-ready NOW with our three top weather-proofing tips…

  1. Fit a new set of windows and doors

You cannot expect to feel warm at home if your existing windows and doors fail to do their job of keeping the weather out properly.

Even the most minor flaws in your windows and doors will be exploited by the elements, so if they’re exhibiting very obvious signs of ageing, they need replacing with UPVC or aluminium equivalents.

The installation of new windows and doors will improve insulation no end and see draughts permanently disappear. You will also be thankful for how much they cut the cost of your energy bills.

  1. Add a solid roof to your extension

Christmases were made for the conservatory! Your Christmas Day would make for an extra special occasion if you’re able to serve up the traditional turkey and all the trimmings and enjoy a festive feast in your extension.

But, there’s no hope of that happening if your conservatory gets frighteningly cold in winter. However, switching roofing systems will sort that when you upgrade your current roof covering to a brand new solid roof.

Compatible with all conservatory styles, a solid tiled roof will vastly improve energy efficiency levels and also improve the appearance of the design.

  1. Check your roofline

The word “roofline” may mean very little to you until we tell you that it is the collective term used to refer to your fascias, guttering, soffits, bargeboards and cladding.

They’re all meant to protect your property from water damage, but they will only do that if they’re not being obstructed by debris, leaves, mud etc. So, get a roofline specialist to inspect them, and if necessary, clear them out.

Any traditional wooden roofline should be replaced with UPVC roofline as timber roofline very easily rots, while UPVC roofline is weather-resistant.


New windows, doors, solid roofs and roofline can all be bought from Permaframe. You’re only a FREE quote away from getting your hands on any of these products.


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