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10 Tips For Fortifying Your Home Against Stormy Weather



As winter takes hold, households acrossthe UK need to consider bolstering their homes against the elements. January and February typically bring the coldest weather, so it’s prudent to anticipate some frosty conditions before spring graces us with its presence.

By taking proactive measures now, homeowners can sleep a little easier, knowing they’re prepared should the weather take a turn for the worse.


1. Prune any trees or shrubs in your garden. Overhanging branches can wreak havoc on windows and roofs during blustery conditions.

2. Fasten any external installations, such as garden lights and hanging plants. Better yet, bring outdoor furniture indoors to prevent damage.

3. To ensure your roof and gutters are winter- ready, engage a qualified professional to inspect your roof; loose tiles or bricks could be detrimental in windy weather.

4. Clear all gutters and pipes of debris to avoid overflow in the event of heavy rain.

5. Safeguard your garden, ensuring that fencing and walls are in good repair.

6. Keep your mobile phone charged and store your insurer’s number and any other emergency contacts.

7. Prepare a home emergency kit with essential items such as torches, tinned food, medication, blankets, warm clothing, home insurance documents and emergency contact details.

8. Review your insurance coverage to know precisely what you’re covered for and who to contact if disaster strikes.

9. Stay informed and keep abreast of weather alerts – the Met Office provides live storm updates via X and email.

10. Familiarise yourself with the locations of your electricity, gas and water supplies in case they need to be switched off.

Remember, preparation now could save you a lot of hassle later.



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