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How to Protect Your Siding and Roof in Winter

The winter can be a challenging season for any homeowner. Water and debris buildup can wreak havoc on gutters, roofs, and other elements of your house that are expensive to repair. Luckily, a bit of diligence and know-how from Carl’s home improvement experts can bring those costs down come spring.

Check for blockages

One of the most common dangers of winter is simple debris buildup. Leaves, sticks, and ice can build up in gutters and cause water to overflow, damaging your siding and roof. Additionally, debris can warp your gutters, reducing their effectiveness. Make sure to check your gutters for blockages weekly and after any significant amount of snowfall. If your gutters are damaged or warped, make sure to replace them as soon as possible!

Clean your roof

Allowing snow to accumulate on your roof can do a great deal of harm to many parts of the house. After significant snowfall, rake snow away from your gutters and drainage areas. These are the most crucial to ensuring the rest of the snow can melt and drain properly.

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