Extreme Winter Weather & Exterior Surface Damage
In the UK we’re more than used to weather that can’t make up its mind, and over the past few weeks the North West has certainly experienced a whirlwind of extreme weather. We’ve come to expect cold winters, but the High winds and torrential rain during storm Arwen, followed by snow soon after come as a bit of a shock to the system for us, and for our homes.
After a storm some surface damage is immediately evident, usually caused by the strong winds or a bi-product of flying debris. This could be things like fixtures blowing off your property, or elements cracking or braking. If you’ve experienced this and need a quick and effective repair, then please get in touch.
We must also remember that our homes are scorched by sun, battered by wind, drenched by rain and soaked in snow year after year, which over time can erode the protective barriers that prevent things like damp and decay. Most home-owners often check their home interior for surface damage but fail to pay the same care and attention to the exterior.
Regular seasonal maintenance is vital for keeping your home in great condition. Our top tips for caring for the exterior of your property are:
- Remember to assess your property externals regularly for damage, especially after a storm or bout of harsh weather.
- Seek help – think about your own safety and the safety of others. If you notice damage that you think may need fixing, call an expert for their opinion
- Avoid replacement - Attempt to repair rather than replace. Surface repair experts are here to help you save money and keep your home in top condition!
If you ever need an emergency surface repair or just some advice, please don’t hesitate to get in touch, our friendly team are here to help!