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Is It Snowing In Your Attic?

posted Jan 27, 2016, 8:53 AM by Christopher Kidd   [ updated Feb 5, 2016, 9:12 AM ]

It may sound a little far-fetched but snow can accumulate in your attic and cause stains and leaks.

Snow can be pushed by winds through your homes soffit vents and the gables vents, accumulating in the attic. If you are seeing new stains on the ceiling, or water dripping from the ceiling, check your attic for snow.

With large amounts of snow on the ground you also have to watch for ice damming. If the downspouts on your home are blocked by snow, the downspouts may not drain properly and allow ice and water to build up in the gutters. That is will eventually soak through the shingles and end up in your attic. Larger amounts will cause problems even with three feet of ice and water shielding along the eaves of your roof.

Before you see water dripping from your ceiling, you should check the attic and shovel out around your downspouts. It may save you a ton of headaches.

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