Winter is fast approaching and now is the time many Kiwi families start planning for the cold and wet winters New Zealand is typically known for. With that in mind, is your home prepared for Winter?
Here’s our tips to help you get your home prepared for winter
Preparing in advance helps you to tackle the harsh weather of winter before it hits.
If you’re a homeowner, it pays to do a regular inspection around the exterior before winter sets in. Keep an eye out for any damage to cladding, check to make sure your roof is in good condition and that there’s no damage that might cause gaps around your doors and windows.
Gutters can often become clogged with leaves or dirt. It pays to clean you’re gutters out as blocked gutters can often lead to water damage and expensive repairs.
It also pays to trim back any overgrown trees or gardens. Winter storms can often bring older trees down, so it pays to make sure everything around the property is secure and not at risk.
Finally, it’s good to make sure your home is well insulated. Many New Zealand homes have poor insulation and the result is often cold and damp homes that are expensive to heat. Insulating your walls, floor and roof cavities keeps your home warm by creating a thermal barrier that keeps the outside air out and the inside air in.
Insulation will keep you warm this winter
Insultech Insulation have been insulating kiwi homes for more than 30 years, so we know the difference a well-insulated home makes in Winter. Adding good insulation to your walls, roof and floor creates a thermal barrier around your home that helps protect you and your family from the elements.
Your home’s thermal barrier helps to slow down the heat transfer from inside to outside and it means any effort you put into heating or cooling is retained in the home for longer. During the winter months, insulation slows the heat from leaving your home, which makes your home more energy efficient and easier to heat. It generally also means lower electricity bills and with inflation going up at a record pace, we could all use some extra cash in the back pocket!
Ensure a healthier home that’s prepared for winter.
As winter approaches, start preparing your home before the worst of the winter weather hits. Insulating your home will keep you protected this winter, keeping you and your family safe. If you’d like to know more our friendly customer service team would be happy to answer any questions. Feel free to call us on 0800 467 852 or contact us for a free home assessment.