As the nights are drawing in, the mornings are feeling quite frosty and winter is definitely on its way. So there's no time like the present to make sure your house is in good repair before the cold weather sets in!


Here's our handy checklist of things to look out for as you prepare your home for winter:



Check your guttering and downpipes to make sure they are free of any blockages. If water gets trapped in a pipe it can freeze and cause cracks. Blocked gutters can overflow, especially in a heavy downpour and the excess water could find its way into your property where it can cause further problems such as damp.


If you notice that any of your gutters or pipes are broken, call us to find out how we can help you keep your home dry this winter. Our low maintenance PVCu guttering systems are available in a range of colours and styles and we can help you find the perfect option to

complement you home.



Fascias and soffits don't just improve the kerb appeal of your home, they protect it from bad weather conditions by forming a protective layer from the edge of your roof to your exterior wall. It's important to ensure that your fascias and soffits are in good repair, as once water gets into your roof it can cause serious problems such as damp and rot to your rafters.


A timber roofline will need painting regularly to keep it watertight, whereas PVCu will just need a quick check over to make sure it's not cracked or damaged. We have been installing roofline products for over 40 years, so if you spot any damage to your existing system, or if you want to upgrade to low maintenance PVCu, call us to book a survey today!



A leaking roof can be devastating in terms of the damage it causes, especially over winter. Check for signs of leakage, both inside and out and also for any tiles that may have slipped. If you are in any doubt, it is advisable to ask an experienced roofer to visit.


If you have a flat roof, you might want to consider upgrading to low maintenance Firestone Rubbercover. As approved installers of this popular roof covering, we carry out a full service from the initial survey to the supply and installation of a brand new roof. Renowned for its durability, Firestone Rubbercover, is perfect for protecting your home against the harshest of winters!



Doors are a common source of draughts in the home, so it's important to ensure yours are fitted correctly. For the ultimate in energy efficiency, we recommend our Solidor composite doors. Solidors boast excellent thermal properties as their internal cores contain wood and other insulating materials. A weather resistant outer skin then protects this core from the elements, keeping your entrance area warm and cosy.


With a number of different coloured frames and door skins, along with a wide choice of glazed units available, you have over 10,400 colour and design combinations to choose from! So call us to see how we can upgrade your home in style this winter.



Did you know that 20% of heat loss is through poorly insulated windows? Misty windows are a sign of broken seals which means that some of the thermal properties will be compromised and, depending on the extent of the damage, it may be time to replace the window.


We carry out single replacements and, because we know how important it is for your windows to complement each other, we will ensure your new replacement matches your current windows as closely as possible. However, if you decide to upgrade all your windows and are looking for a really energy efficient option, why not take a look at Ilkley Windows' triple glazed windows? They're 60% more energy efficient than standard double glazed windows.


Whatever winter throws at you this year, let Ilkley Windows help you keep your house in good repair. Call 01943 816212 to book an appointment with one of our advisors, or call into our showroom Monday to Friday from 9am to 4pm, or Saturday from 10am to 2pm.