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Winter Proof Your House
As winter takes its toll, it’s getting increasingly harder to wake up in the mornings. The idea of leaving the safe, cozy confines of bed and stepping into the crisp morning air has us cowering deeper into our sheets. Luckily, we’ve got some steps for winter proofing your home.
Check for cracks in glass and sliding of windows and doors.
Get your insulation inspected
If you’ve got a fireplace, get your flue professionally inspected.
Prune and trim any trees with branches that could break off and damage your house in strong winds.
Winter doesn’t just bring the cold, it also brings heavy rain and strong winds. It’s important to identify any branches that could snap off and damage your home in the case of extreme weather. It may be worth hiring a gardener to come past the house and trim any trees at risk in your garden.
Clean out any blocked gutters
Autumn is a double-edged sword. While the changing of the leaves is nothing short of picturesque, the way the leaves fall and clog our gutters is anything but. Gutters are designed to prevent rain water from entering the house. When they’re blocked by leaves, water can begin to enter your house and cause serious damage to your property.
Luckily, AAMI’s here to help you prepare your home for winter. AAMI’s Home and Contents Insurance covers you if your home, garage or shed is damaged by the harsh winter weather. Find out more about AAMI's Home and Contents Insurance.