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Damage from Snow

November 30, 2012 | Blog

Water is always trying to find its way into your home. A quarter of your home’s exterior (the roof, gutters, downspouts, and windows) is completely dedicated to fighting the inevitably of water penetration.

Rain is the easiest to spot, mostly because you can hear and see it falling. If you have a leak in your home, you can almost count the minutes between when the rain starts to fall and when your water troubles start. Snow and ice are a bit more difficult, because they are more quiet and the water doesn’t immediately penetrate.

Once temperatures heat up, snow and ice reverts back to water and creates a different kind of damage threat because its like standing water. Snow and ice are known to sit in the valleys of your roof, and melt slowly. This allows the water more time to find new crevices and channels that rain seldom has a chance to find. The path from outside to inside for melting snow and ice tends to be less straightforward because of where it comes from.

As the snow and ice melt, keep an eye out for developing wet spots and stains on your ceilings, around windows and fireplace chimneys, as well as in your basement. Also, always be vigilant of ice dams.

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