We’re getting to that time of year when a layer of frost covers the ground in the morning. The days are grey, the temperature’s plummeting, and we’re all getting out those winter coats. To some, this change is welcome after the hot summer. The sight of a frosty covering is rather cozy when we’re looking out from inside. There’s just one problem; you’re getting to the stage where it’s painful to step out of bed in the mornings.
There are few things worse than a cold house. This alone can lead you to be unhappy at home, as well as putting you at risk from issues like mold and damp. That cozy house will soon become a cool box of misery if you don’t sort this issue. Not to mention that your heating bills will shoot through the roof in a matter of weeks if you aren’t careful.
From The Outside In: How Your Home's Exterior Affects Your Interior Conditions
So it is that many of us focus on reducing our energy bills while still keeping things warm and cozy. For the most part, our methods here are internal. We invest in things like thick curtains and draft excluders. We put on another jumper instead of cracking the heat every time we feel the cold. And, there’s no denying that all these things do make a difference.
But, what if we were to tell you that it would also pay to look outside the house to help yourself here. In reality, your exteriors are the things which stop the cold from getting in. If you get these right, you may be able to get away with less internal effort. To prove that point, we’re going to look a few exterior issues which could help to keep you warm all winter long.