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The Top 5 Methods Of Protecting Your Home Against The Elements 

High winds and strong storms can be detrimental to the fundamental structure of a building, and if you do not endeavor to implement as many preventative measures as possible before bad weather hits, you could be left devastated. 

So, with that being said, here are the top five methods of protecting your home against the elements. 

1. Give Your Plumbing System a Proper Clean!

The first method when wanting to protect your property against extreme weather in the winter months is to go through the entirety of your home’s plumbing system with that proverbial fine-toothed comb.

In the context of such matters, it is far easier and much more successful to hire plumbers and professional local drain cleaning services so that you can rest assured there will be no problems with the plumbing later in the year. 

2. Check Your Loft Insulation

Insulation has a variety of important functions for both residential and commercial purposes, not least to ensure that you are not losing valuable (and costly) heating through gaps and cracks. 

Take the time to conduct a thorough examination of the insulation in your loft, and while you are at it, check for gaps and cracks in all of the external windows throughout your home and the spaces above and underneath the front and back doors.

3. Pack Away the Garden

Obviously, if you live in an area where it is warm and sunny almost every day of the year, then this next point will not be as pertinent, but if not, you also need to turn your attention to securing your backyard and garden. 

Such methods of protecting your garden include:

  • Covering any garden furniture, or better still, storing it inside
  • Regularly maintaining your patio, pathways, and front steps
  • Protecting the lawn and corners from flooding
  • Up-rooting any annual flowers and keeping them safe
  • De-weeding the lawn and adding an organic fertilizer 

4. Flood-Proof Your Property


If your local area is particularly prone to heavy rainstorms, your garden and the foundations of your home could be at risk from flooding. 

By far the most effective, if admittedly drastic, way of protecting your property against flooding is to dry flood-proof your home with concrete in order to ensure the core foundations are watertight. 

It is also worth noting that unless you are paying an incredibly high premium, your home insurance is unlikely to cover flood damage, especially if it was preventable. 

5. Consider Storm Shutters

The weaknesses of any property, regardless of size or location, are the external windows, and as such, in an area notorious for bad storms and intensely high winds, you should consider installing storm shutters.

Storm shutters are external shutters that cover the entirety of each individual window and can be designed to blend seamlessly into the style and design of the building. Not only do storm shutters protect against storms, but they are also an excellent deterrent for separate heavy rainfalls and high winds too. 

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