Whilst Queensland doesn’t suffer from severe winter weather, it can get quite cold during the winter months, as well as through spring. Storms are also an issue, so it’s always a good idea to prepare your home for winter, just so you don’t experience any unexpected and costly problems.
Here are our top 5 tips for making sure that your home is ready for the winter months.
- Clean your gutters: It doesn’t take much debris to cause rainwater to backup and overflow into your home. So set aside some time to give your gutters a good clean, even fitting gutter guards if you notice that there is a lot of debris.
- Check your roof for leaks: Another good idea is to have a professional roofer check your roof to make sure that the pointing is still good and there are no obvious problems that could result in leaks.
- Check for mould: Often, the first sign of a roof leaking is a growth of black mould on your ceilings, which will be obvious in the bedrooms and family rooms. This mould isn’t so easy to spot when it’s inside wardrobes, closets, garage and other storage areas. So check your ceilings for mould before winter.
- Check the insulation: Have you noticed that your home is really cold in winter and too hot in summer? This may be due to inadequate insulation in the roof, so it’s worth asking an expert to check the insulation and replace it if necessary.
- Check window and door seals: Over time these seals can perish, resulting in drafts and easy access for rainwater. Give your home a quick check and replace any perished seals as necessary.