Winter is extra rough on homeowners, who not only have to worry about snow removal and de-icing their walkways, but also about snow potentially damaging their homes.
Snow can damage homes in two major ways:
The first is the sheer weight of the snow, if it accumulates on tree branches or on your roof in an uneven manner.
The second is by melting close to your home, leading to moisture intrusion and potential flooding.
These reasons are why it’s important to remove snow where you can, or take precautions like trimming large tree branches to avoid heavy snow accumulation and dangerous situations later on.
Don’t be afraid to ask for help if you need to, especially if a task is dangerous or meant for a professional. This could include clearing snow from your roof, as well as trimming large tree branches.
Always make sure that any exterior vents or intakes are kept free and clear of snow or ice to avoid a potentially dangerous carbon monoxide buildup.
In the meantime, now is a great time to change your furnace filter to make sure things keep running efficiently!