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It's an unfortunate fact of life that winter weather is rough on a building and sometimes damage may occur to your house during a winter storm. Although nobody can predict every contingency which may occur, such damage is most likely going to be to your roof. It's nothing to be scared or upset about, the design of your home includes a redundancy to prevent a leak from happening when minor damage occurs, and the design also allows for a contractor to make an efficient repair as needed. It is important to take note as to how the design relies on immediate attention being given to the problem before it can develop into something worse than it needs to be.
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If you're like most people, you probably don't consider the possibility of home improvements during the deep winter months. The fact of the matter is, your contractor is perfectly capable of working in the winter, and there are some advantages when you utilize such an option. First, even if you want to wait until spring to start the job, the contractor can start with designs and permits and be ready to start the physical construction when you're ready. Secondly, work during the winter may take some extra time in terms of the length of the job because of shorter days and unpredictable weather, but the billable hours will remain the same and you won't be outside in the cold weather anyway so workers aren't in your way.
It’s important to have a window protection plan as winter closes in. While a heater certainly helps, long, cold weeks can do damage on your window sill, siding and the glass itself. To avoid costly window repair, you should understand the ins and outs of DIY ice removal. Whether you’re dealing with compacted snow or a totally frozen window, a little attention to detail never hurts.