As if slippery sidewalks and snow-covered cars aren’t bad enough during the winter, you face another potential headache: ruined carpets and water damage to your ceilings and walls from leaks caused by ice dams or bursting pipes. You can avoid the resulting aggravation and expense by taking several basic steps right now to prevent this kind of damage.
If you’re handy with a hammer and screwdriver, you can do much of the work yourself. Work involving your home’s structure may require a building contractor, however, or even a registered design professional such as an architect or engineer.
Before making any structural changes to your home, check with your local building officials to be sure what you’re doing complies with local building codes. Continue reading “Reducing Severe Winter Weather Risk”