Getting Your Home Winter-Ready: Protecting Your Sanctuary from the Cold

1 October 2023  |  Admin

Getting Your Home Winter-Ready: Protecting Your Sanctuary from the Cold

As the days grow shorter and the cold, dark nights approach, it's time to prepare your home for the winter chill. Ensuring your home is winter-proof is not only about bracing against the elements but also about creating a cosy and comfortable space to retreat to during the frosty months. Here are some essential tips to help you winterize your home effectively.

Winter Maintenance Checklist

Seal Windows and Doors: Keeping your home warm and energy-efficient starts with sealing any potential leaks and drafts around windows and doors. These not only make your home uncomfortable but can also lead to dampness and costly damage. A quick and cost-effective solution is to use brush and self-adhesive foam draught excluders. Installing these around problem areas can significantly improve your home's thermal efficiency.

Waterproofing with Hybrid Polymer Sealant: To tackle leaks in gutters and window frames, invest in a high-quality hybrid polymer sealant like CT1. This versatile product can be used in extreme weather conditions and even underwater, creating an instant watertight seal. It's a proactive way to prevent water damage and maintain the integrity of your home.

Check Insulation: Proper insulation is essential to keep your home cosy and your energy bills in check. Inspect your loft insulation, ensuring it's at least 270mm deep. If you need to access your loft, consider using 2400mm x 600mm tongue & groove chipboard flooring. These moisture-resistant, smaller sheets are easier to manoeuvre through a loft hatch. Don't forget to insulate your pipes with Clima-flex pipe insulation, especially if you live in an area where the temperature can drop below freezing.

Preserve Garden Structures: Your outdoor spaces also need attention during winter. Treat external timber structures like fences, decking, and sheds with a high-quality preservative to protect them from the harsh winter weather. Additionally, apply an extra coat of a microporous wood treatment, such as Sikkens or Sadolin, to your external doors to prevent water ingress.

Is Your Home Truly Winter-Ready?

While interior design is enticing, it's crucial to start your winter preparations by weather-proofing the external structure of your home. These foundational steps ensure that your home is both comfortable and protected during the cold season.

At Atlantic Timber, we're here to help you get your home winter-ready. Contact us at 0161 928 1696 or email us at for expert advice and high-quality materials to make your home snug and resilient against the winter chill. Don't wait until the first frost; start preparing your home today for a cosy and worry-free winter season.

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