A heavy snowstorm or blizzard that can produce several inches of accumulating snow quickly can be trouble for your home. It is important to plan ahead of a winter storm to avoid serious damage.
The Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) offers the following tips to preparing your home for winter weather.
Stay safe and warm:
Prevent frozen pipes:
Prevent roof collapse:
To avoid a possible roof collapse under heavy snow, it is important to know how to estimate the weight of the snow and ice on the roof and when to remove it. The Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) offers general guidelines to help estimate the weight of snow:
Visit IBHS for more information and a diagram on how to estimate the roof load and when to remove snow.
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NOTICE: This information is provided solely as an insurance risk management tool. It is provided with the understanding that the member insurance companies of the Utica National Insurance Group ("Utica National") are not providing legal advice, or any other professional services or advice. Utica National shall have no liability to any person or entity with respect to any loss or damages alleged to have been caused, directly or indirectly, by the use of this information. You are encouraged to consult an attorney or other professional for advice on these issues.