Thinking about the weight your roof can handle isn't something that often comes to mind for most, but did you know that there is a limit to what your roof can hold before causing potential damage?
The average residential roof should be able to support 20-30 lb per square foot of snow before causing damage. Now what does that mean in terms of snow?
Fresh Snow- 10-12 inches
Packed Snow- 3-5 inches
Ice- 1 inch
Another key thing to watch for in the winter time is Ice build up around exterior vents and pipes. Make sure to detach your garden hose in the fall so that any remaining water doesn't build up and freeze near or inside the pipe, causing it to burst. Make sure to check on your Furnace intake/exhaust and Air conditioner lines for build up every few weeks throughout the winter months.
Also check your dryer vents for a build up of dryer lint and/ or ice as well. If there is a build up it could cause serious damage to your dryer, or worse, your home.