As the days grow shorter and nights get longer in St. George, take these signs as reasons to prepare your home for potential water damage. Wind, hail, water, and freezing damage claims account for more homeowners insurance claims than all other property damage combined. Use these last warm days to scan your home from top to bottom for potential problems.
Walk around the home and view the roof from as many angles as possible. Repair loose, cracked or missing shingles to minimize damage. Keep your attic fully insulated to prevent heat loss through the roof. If heat escapes through the roof, it can melt snow, which could then refreeze and cause an ice dam.
Insulate your attic; you are wasting heat and money if your materials are not up to date. Up to 30% of your home’s heat is lost through the roof. To protect the home from water damage, inspect the attic space for drips, condensation, and signs of moisture.
Clogged gutters prevent proper water drainage, which cacontinue reading →