Wherever you live in the world, be it in a mild climate or a severely cold climate, you can become subjected to extreme weather conditions. It definitely helps to be as prepared as you possibly can be in advance of the harsh weather hitting and the first place to start is with your home.
There are a number of relatively cheap things you can do around the house to help protect your home from the hazards. Checking your windows and doors for drafts, leaks and swelling is a good starting point. Draft proofing the house is a great way to keep the heat inside and limit the likelihood of leaks. For example, replacing weather stripping around doors and windows; filling cracks or holes on the outside of your house; and putting draft snakes on window sills, between window frames and against doors; will have an immediate positive impact on the structure of your house.
For more helpful advice on how to increase the safety and value of your home, check out our insightful infographic created by Gutter Masters below.