Preparing for the UK Winter Weather: Protect hard surfaces against storm damage


The stormy season in the UK presents homeowners with the yearly challenge of ensuring their homes remain unscathed. Whether it’s the wind-driven rain pelting against windows or gales testing the strength of your doors, the elements can be relentless. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to prevent minor issues from escalating into costly repairs because of storm damage.

The Threat of Storms on Your Outdoor Surfaces:

British weather, especially during the storm season, is unpredictable. From freezing rain to strong gusts of wind, outdoor surfaces like stone paths, windows, doors, and exterior walls face threats. Small chips or cracks can quickly become weak points where moisture and wind find their way in, potentially causing significant damage and rising repair costs.

1. Stone and Brickwork Maintenance:

Stone surfaces, pathways, patios, or walls can suffer from erosion, moss growth, and cracks. Ensuring that these surfaces are regularly cleaned and inspected for damage is vital.

Protection Tips Against Weather & Storm Damage:

    • Seal cracks promptly.
    • Use protective sealants designed for stonework to repel moisture and prevent water damage.
    • Remove moss and debris, as these can trap moisture and exacerbate damage.

2. Windows and Doors:

Your home’s windows and doors bear the brunt of stormy conditions. They’re often the first to show signs of wear and tear.

Protection Tips:

    • Regularly inspect for any sealant gaps or cracks, which can be entry points for water.
    • Ensure drainage paths are clear so water doesn’t pool on sills.
    • Lubricate hinges and locks to prevent them from rusting.

3. Treating Minor Damages Promptly:

It’s crucial to address minor damages immediately. Small cracks in a window, slight dents in a door, or chips in a stone path might seem inconsequential, but they can rapidly become larger issues if not dealt with.

  • Water can seep into cracks, expanding them during colder periods.
  • Minor dents or damages can weaken structures, making them more susceptible to larger damages during storms.

Magicman: Your Nationwide Solution:

Having understood the importance of early repairs, the next question is – who can you trust for quality, swift, and reliable service? Enter Magicman.

As a family-run business with over 30 years of expertise, Magicman has been the go-to solution for countless homes across the UK. Our services aren’t just repairs; they’re precision-engineered solutions. With fully trained technicians who receive ongoing training, we ensure every repair stands up to our rigorous quality standards.

Why Choose Magicman Before the Storms:

  • Nationwide Presence: No matter where you are in the UK, Magicman is ready to serve you.
  • Engineered Repairs: We don’t just patch up; we meticulously engineer our repairs for longevity.
  • Quality: As the market leader, our reputation is built on our unwavering commitment to quality and precision.
  • Sustainability: By choosing Magicman, you’re also opting for a sustainable service that focuses on repair over replacement, benefiting not only your pocket but also our planet.


The storm season in the UK might be inevitable, but costly damage repairs don’t have to be. By taking preventive measures and addressing minor issues promptly, homeowners can minimise damage risks. And with Magicman just a call away, you can rest assured that your home is in safe hands. Our legacy of over three decades speaks to our commitment to delivering the best. So, this storm season, be prepared and trust Magicman to keep your home at its best.

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