Now that the days are getting shorter and the weather is getting colder, the focus shifts from al fresco dining to cosy nights in! Autumn and winter can still provide great opportunities for relaxing and enjoying your park home, whether it’s pub lunches, countryside walks, wildlife spotting or a bracing stroll along the beach. Now’s a good time to plan ahead and take a few precautions to ensure that your park home is protected against the winter weather and still provides a cosy retreat.
Ten tips for preparing your park home for winter
- Check your roof and repair or replace any broken tiles
- Clear drains and gutters to avoid any blockages – do this regularly if you’re surrounded by trees as leaves and debris can build up quickly
- Visit the environment agency website to check if your park home is at risk of flooding
- Install insulation to prevent heat escaping through the roof
- Have your boiler checked to identify any issues before it gets too cold
- Keep your park home warm and the heating on whenever you can to avoid frozen pipes – see our blog post about preventing escape of water from your park home
- Be sure to know where your stopcock is in case you need to turn off the water in your park home quickly
- Repair any dripping taps
- Seal any gaps around the edges of doors and windows to prevent draughts – but still try to maintain some ventilation
- If you’re not going to be staying in your park home as often, then check your park home insurance policy for clauses relating to unoccupancy. You can review Park Home Assist Park Home Insurance policy documents here
Taking these simple steps could help to avoid the stress and hassle of having to make an insurance claim. It is also worthwhile saving your insurance provider’s contact details on your phone in case of an emergency.
Wrap up well and stay safe and warm this winter.