Winter Weather Can Cause Serious Damage to Your Home
You sure hope the gutter holds up!
In many ways the frozen waterfall outside your home looks kind of spectacular. As the icicles increase in both width and length, however, there is a real chance that these are more a sign of danger than a thing of beauty. In fact,
depending on the design of the eve of your home, that water will head right back in the house. You had not ever heard of ice damming until your insurance adjuster friend said they have claims like this all the time. Unfortunately, this is bound to be a bad year for this with more snow on the way over the next three to four days.
With a plan to put more isulation in attic you might be seeing fewer icicles, because one of the problems right now is that the heat in the house is melting the snow and the roof during the day and then the cold overnight temperatures are causing new freezing every night. For some of the least fortunate property owners, this dangerous cycle can lead to basement renovations after water makes its way inside. In fact, there are any number of home remodeling projects and repair jobs that need to be scheduled as a result of some of the worst winter weather in a century.
Home Remodeling Projects are Sometimes Out of Necessity, Not Pleasure
The Snow Days photos from families in the midwest are all too common. Some are of people scooping and snow blowing; others are of kids sledding and building snow forts. And while all of these pictures can have a fun side, the fact of the matter is there are a number of problems that are caused by the large amounts of snow that many places in the country are getting this winter.
It would be a happy life if the only whole house or basement renovation anyone had to do was out of choice. The fact of the matter is, however, there are many times when costly renovation plans are really the result of water and snow damage. Fortunately, no matter what the reason for the project, according to Home Advisor, the average basement remodel can provide as much as a 70% return on investment (ROI).