I think it is safe to say that winter is upon us. Winter Storm Jonas was New Jersey’s first big 2016 snowstorm. Record coastal flooding struck New Jersey and snowfall totals were through the roof!
Allow me to offer some words of advice to help prepare you for the winter months ahead.
First, weather strip your windows or doors to prevent cold drafts. Weather strips are not expensive and can be picked up at your local Lowe’s store.
Second, make sure your gutters are clean and nothing is blocking them. Blocked gutters can cause ice and snow to damage your roof or flood your foundation.
Third, try insulating your attic to prevent ice dams.
Fourth, did you know that anything more than 2 feet of snow on your roof can cause it to collapse? If you have easy access to your roof, all you need is a broom and you could easily sweep some of the snow off to keep the roof from collapsing.
Fifth, pruning trees and branches around the house that are close or touching the house can protect your home from falling branches full of ice.
Sixth, stock up on the necessities when there is an impending storm such as bread and milk or eggs.
If you are interested in learning more Winter Weather Tips from Farmers Insurance, check out this article from Farmers® Insurance: Winter Weather Home Maintenance Checklist.
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