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Home Winter Weather Proofing 22 Steps to Save Money on Energy and Repair Bills

Personal_Finance / Home Maintenance Nov 03, 2013 - 03:31 PM GMT

By: Sami_Walayat

Personal_Finance

Now is the time before the temperatures drop to conduct a relatively quick preventative home winter weather proofing survey that than can save on costly repair bills such as damage form blocked drains, gutters, leaking roofs, and burst pipes that can result in soaring insurance premiums on claims, as well as save on costly excessive energy usage due to drafts, poor insulation and boiler problems.


Therefore prevention is the key in this comprehensive 22 step home survey to help identify potential problem areas that need to be addressed before winter strikes, that has the potential to save hundreds of not thousands of pounds each year.

Home Winter Weather Proofing 22 Point Survey Check List

No Task Status - Ok / To Do Date Done
1 Drains - To Clear    
2 Gutters - To Clear    
3 Flat Roofs - Maintenance    
4 Main Roof - Maintenance    
5 Brick Work - Pointing    
6 Brick Work - Green Algae / Mould    
7 Trees - High Winds Risk    
8 External Pipes and Taps    
9 Hoses and Garden Equipment    
10 Garden Decking, Fencing Water Proofing Condition    
11 Boiler - Pressure / Operation    
12 Carbon Monoxide Alarm    
13 Fire Alarms - Working    
14 Loft Insulation Status    
15 Under House Insulation    
16 Garage Door Seal Condition    
17 Doors - Drafts and Seals    
18 Windows - Drafts and Gaps    
19 Radiators - Air, Reflectors    
20 Ducts - Sealing Gaps    
21 Track Energy and Water Usage    
22 Preparing for Snow Fall    

Print Checklist

The following are a selection of the 22 survey points covered in the video

1. Check for Blocked Drains

Drains blocked by leaves and detritus can cause extensive property damage but is relatively easily preventable, by clearing debris and utilising cheap materials such as plastic mesh that cost less than £1.

6. Check for Algae and Mould

Algae and mould are sign of poor drainage, so such areas should be identified for water proofing solutions, such as cheap plastic guttering costing less than £10.

10. Garden Decking and Wooden Structures

Extend the life of your decking and garden structures such as fences and benches by regular cleaning and annual water proofing treatments that typically should cost less than £30.

14. Loft Insulation Status

Check for quality of loft insulation and lagging around central heating pipes (if any) that needs to be addressed to save on energy costs and prevent highly damaging burst pipes that can cost on average £2000 to repair.

17. Doors draft and seals

Seals around doors deteriorate over time so should be checked at least once a year for replacement. You can either check by hand for draughts or use temperature measuring tools. Draft proofing can cost as less than £5 per external door.

21. Track energy and water usage

Log your meter usage for electricity, gas and water, so as to identify problem areas early, today many app's are available as well as the traditional spreadsheet solution.

Click here for the full 22 step home winter weather proofing video survey. And click here to subscribe for notification of more comprehensive "How to Do" video guides.

By Sami Walayat

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