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Experts: Weatherproof Your Home Ahead of Snow and Cold

Experts urge residents to weatherproof their homes to prevent damage from future storms. (Published Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015)

As more snow and extreme cold move into the state, experts are urging residents to weatherproof their homes to help safeguard against damage.

Ken Carney, who owns Baybrook Remodelers, said residents should inspect their roofs now before problems develop.

“Go out there and look at that roof carefully, and if it needs to be repaired, call a professional, let's get that done before the snow and ice comes,” said Carney.

He also suggested taking precautions to prevent frozen pipes.

“Turn off your spigots. Lot of frozen spigot calls we get. A lot of people call up, a pipe froze, burst, get those spigots turned off. If you have an irrigation system, make sure that's drained, that's taken care of. Divert water from the house,” Carney said.

To prevent ice dams from forming, make sure to properly insulate your attic.

“The heat gets to the underside of the roof, all it has to do is heat that roof line up to 33 degrees, snow starts to melt, comes into your gutters, turns to ice, and when we have 8-9 inches of snow, you're going to have a problem,” said Carney.

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