DIY home maintenance jobs for winter

Get your home ready for winter!

Home maintenance jobs in the winter months are crucial to keep your home warm, leak-proof, and damage-free before the frosts and heavy rain sets in. Keep your home in great condition with these easy four DIY home maintenance jobs to get done around the house and garden.

Clear out your gutters
Gutters are likely to be filled with leaves from Autumn, blocked gutters can cause the water to stop flowing properly and leak into your home or even worse cause costly structural damage. While clearing gutters of leaves, dirt and other debris check that there is no damage or cracks, and replace if needed.

Seal windows and doors
A major source of heat loss are the seals around your windows and doors. To prevent the heat from escaping check the windows, doors and floor boards for any hidden gaps. Draught-proofing is one of the cheapest and most efficient ways to save energy as well as money in your home.

Inspect your roof
It’s important to inspect your roof on a regular basis, roof damage is one of the main issues to affect homes in the winter. Make sure that there are no loose or cracked tiles on your roof, as breakages or gaps could let water into your property.

Winterproof the garden
The weather can be unpredictable in the winter months, trim back trees and old shrubs so they can’t break loose in the wild winds or heavy rain and cause damage to your property. You can also read our ‘Protecting your garden fence for winter’ blog for some helpful top tips on how to protect your fence throughout the winter season.

These handy home maintenance jobs are vital to ensure your home stays safe, secure and warm throughout the winter months.