27th September 2016 | Rebecca James
As the winter months get ever closer, we give our tips for preparing for winter. Primarily, advice concerns how to avoid any problems with your double glazing products.
Maintaining and looking after your products can be half of the battle when you are thinking about how to prepare for winter. The storm a couple of weeks ago was only a taste of the weather we could face this winter. With that in mind, we’ve collected together our tips for your double glazing products.
Make sure that your guttering is clear.
Firstly, one of the biggest problems that we see through the winter months is leaks in conservatories. This can often be a result of blocked guttering. As the weather turns to rain, and more rain, it is really important to check the guttering around your conservatory. Make sure that there are no rogue tennis balls sitting in the down pipe. Also, make sure that you clear out any leaves or moss that might be sitting in the gutter. The last thing you want if there is rain is water overflowing and leaking into your conservatory.
It is also important to try and check the guttering around your house if you can. This is important if you live in an area overlooked by trees, or if there is moss on your roof. Any overflow from can leak into your house if there is any loose lead on your roof, or unsealed cladding. Therefore, in the time before the weather turns bad it is best to check and make sure that those gutters are clear as well.
Condensation needs to be cleaned
It is equally important to think about the inside of your windows as well as the outside. As it gets colder we tend to keep our windows closed. As a result of the contrast between the inside temperature and outside temperature condensation forms on the inside. If this is left unchecked then mould can grow on the inside of the window frame, window cill, and walls. This can cause problems for people’s health and the integrity of your home.
Make sure that you wipe away any water that ends up on the inside of your windows, particularly in the mornings in the rooms that you sleep in. Another way that you can avoid condensation on the inside of your windows is locking it in the vented position, allowing some ventilation for the room.
If you find condensation between the panes of your windows then it might be a sign that you need to replace them.
Want some more advice to prepare for winter?
Contact the team on 01256 841522