It’s always a good idea to learn about what to do to prepare your home for the winter.
Here are some brilliant ideas from LifeHacker: How to properly De-Ice Your Home
Buy the right ice melting product for your driveway and walkways.
There are many other choices than plain rock salt depending on your concerns:
Eco-friendly, safe on concrete, gentle on landscaping, no residue, pet-friendly, non-corrosive, LEED compliant…etc.
- Know how much ice melt you need.
Check the instructions for the specific product you buy.
Know how much area you need to cover, and how many times you will need to cover it.
- Use the ice melt the right way
Pre-treat your walkway and driveways before it snows. Mix a little sand with ice melt can provide traction.
Remove snow before using ice melt.
- Prevent and clear ice dam on your roof
Ice dams prevent water runoff from flowing to the ground below, they can tear off gutters, loosen shingles, and lead to leaks when snow melts.
Buy roof rakes or DIY Snow ripper to clear the snow off rooftop after each snowstorm.
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