Homeowners should take advantage of this week's cold weather to give their home a winter MOT, says BM Solutions.
Matthew Grayson, a spokesman for BM Solutions, says: “Every homeowner has a list of odd jobs which need doing around the house and the recent cold weather is likely to have added yet more to the list. If you didn't do it before winter set in, now is a good time to take stock of how the cold weather affects your home.”
The lender has drawn up a list of tips for homeowners. First up, advice to take a good look around exterior walls – damaged bricks, mortar and render can let water in.
Homeowners should also give their roof the once over before small problems escalate into a major and expensive repair job. The check should include guttering to avoid water damage.
BM Solutions estimates that well-lagged pipes can save homeowners around £200 a year on fuel bills.
Grayson adds: “It is worth taking the trouble to ensure your home can brace itself against the elements. A cold snap often reminds homeowners of some of the jobs that may need doing around the house. Put it right now and it will be a sound investment for many winters to come.”