Ten ways to protect your property this winter

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As the colder weather starts to kick in, it’s crucial to ensure your home is protected against the harsh winter conditions.

This month, the Met Office issued severe weather warnings for the UK after strong winds and heavy downpours swept across the country.



With more bad weather almost certain to follow, it is important you take action now to help minimise damage to your property over the winter months.



According to Halifax Home Insurance claims data, a typical home insurance claim for storm damage can be around £1,000, while flood damage often exceeds £20,000.



It is therefore vital you have adequate home insurance in place to avoid a serious financial headache should disaster strike.



Click here to see ten simple steps you can take to safeguard your home from hazardous weather this winter.

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