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Here’s how to properly winter proof your rooftops to avoid leaks and damage

 

Nothing quite signals the arrival of the holiday season like rooftops and eavestroughs delicately sprinkled with colourful little lights. Add on a layer of freshly landed, soft puffs of white snow and you’ve got a familiar image right out of a Christmas storybook.

But with every good story, comes conflict. And while those little puffs of snow on your rooftop may be the perfect landing spot for a certain jolly man from up north, snow and ice accumulation on your rooftop that is not attended to can cause severe leakage into your home or business, and can even cause caved in roofs; An outcome that makes a lump of coal look like a PlayStation® 5.

In order to avoid this, it’s going to take a little bit more than hoping for a holiday miracle. 

Making sure your rooftop is ready to handle all of that snow and ice is a good start. If you’re unsure about the materials or stability of your roof, here is a winter roof checklist that will help you stay on top (pun intended) of your home maintenance.

Not sure what the risk factor is on your home? This quick and easy quiz is the perfect risk assessment tool to help you out. 

Speak to one of our experienced insurance professionals today to learn about proper winter maintenance or any of our insurance policies that can protect you from the unexpected.

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