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How to protect your property from storm/snow damage:

Weather conditions, especially during winter, can generate severe consequences for your home. Factors such as snow, ice and wind can cause a lot of damage if not dealt with properly. In this article, we are going to cover important measures that you can take action with in order to avoid these issues.


  1. Protect the pipes:

One of the most common issues in properties during the winter season is frozen pipes, if the water inside your pipes freezes, your pipes may crack and burst, pipe bursts can lead to thousands of pounds in damage. The best way to ensure this does not happen is to insulate your water pipes if they are not already insulated.

  1. Protect your roof:

Not getting your roof inspected at least twice a year can be an expensive mistake. In freezing temperatures, ice dams can easily be formed, which can weaken your roof and block drains. Additionally, piles of snow can accumulate on trees or branches and potentially fall on your roof causing damage. Make sure to remove the snow from your roof as soon as possible.

  1. Trim tree branches away from your roof:

Make sure to cut down any overhanging branches away from your roof or hire a professional to do the work for you.

  1. Install a carbon monoxide detector:

Protecting your loved ones from the winter cold should be a priority, keep them warm! If your house or property is not properly ventilated, your heat sources can leak carbon monoxide. Carbon monoxide detectors will alert you to any potential hazards and they should be installed on each floor.

  1. Clean your gutters regularly:

You might want to clear roof gutters, downspouts, and all the exterior drainage systems around your property for proper drainage – this will help with issues such as ice build-up or water overflow.

  1. Get landlord or property insurance:

The best way to ensure you are protected against any property damage is to make sure your insurance is up to date. In the case of unexpected events, your insurance provider will cover the repairs.

Now you are ready for the winter season and don’t forget to arrange a home energy audit before the winter arrives.