Home Help: Safety tips for safe and happy win­ter

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Ice dams: Snow and ice storms can cre­ate ice damming, a po­ten­tial threat to your home. Ici­cles hang­ing from your eaves usu­ally in­di­cate that a dan­ger­ous ice dam has formed. The most common causes of ice dams are clogged gut­ters and in­suf­fi­cient in­su­la­tion, both of which are easy to rem­edy. a part of the over­all aes­thetic can also al­low for some cre­ativ­ity with glass ac­cents or bold color choices. Choose a re­li­able door man­u­fac­turer, such as Ma­sonite, that of­fers a wide breadth of fin­ishes and styles us­ing wood, steel and fiber­glass. “We are go­ing retro mod — way back to the ’60s where de­sign was about curvy forms, vi­brant col­ors and ec­cen­tric pat­terns,” says DIY TV per­son­al­ity Taniya Nayak.

Ma­ture trees on your prop­erty rep­re­sent a po­ten­tial haz­ard dur­ing storms. Strong winds or frozen wa­ter that cov­ers old branches with a heavy coat of ice can lead to fail­ure and col­lapse, a clear threat to your home or other nearby struc­tures. Have a hor­ti­cul­tural ex­pert take a look at your prop­erty’s ma­ture trees and prune or cut down un­sta­ble spec­i­mens.

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