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Winter Proofing Your Home (Part One)

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Winter is coming and things are getting frantic at Oridow. With the number of calls people are making so they can get their creaky old windows and doors replaced with proper uPVC products, many are now asking us what else they can do so that they can make their house resistant against the chilly season.

Because we make products that are better for the environment as well as energy efficient, we know quite a bit on how a person can winter proof their home. Here, we are going to give you some tips which have worked well for a lot of people, and since they are quite easy to do and affordable, you don’t even have to worry about any expenses.

bootsProtect Against the Draft

Although it is more of an indicator for ill-fitted windows rather than a ghost, having a draft in your home is still a nuisance. Properly fitted windows are the key to having a warm and cozy home, and with professionals offering their services along with the right quality uPVC doors and windows, you’d have to be silly to pass on the chance.

Insulate and Upgrade

Insulation is more than just fixing the cracks in your doors and windows to keep the warm toasty air in. Insulation can save you up to 20% on the heating bills, and help you keep the air inside. A reason why winter is a busy season for Oridow is because our products, such as our vinyl double hung windows and others, help people in insulating their homes properly.

Rough Doormat

To keep your home dry and warm, the one basic thing that you need to buy is a rough textured doormat. Rough doormats help remove any gunk, slush or mud from the bottom of your shoes and with the water and salt away from your wood floors, you cut back on the risk of floor damage with the help of an inexpensive doormat.

ChimneyChimney Sweep

For those who have a chimney, they know how much of a pain it can be if your chimney is dirty. Chimneys often become home to soot, so investing in a big, wire brush might be a smart choice for you. By doing so, you will open up the chimney and allow the smoke to have a clear passage to cross. If this becomes too much for you, you can still opt for a professional chimney cleaner to inspect any cracked bricks and clean and fix your chimney.

These are just the basic things you need to get in order to keep your home safe from the blistery winter air. Stay tuned for part two so that you can follow our tips so for a warm and toasty home this season.

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