How To Protect Your House From Snow

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With no end in sight for snow and frigid temperatures, it's not just Bostonians' moods showing wear and tear.

From piles of snow on roofs to tree trunk-sized icicles growing from the eaves, the city's homes are showing signs of strain from the winter onslaught.

So, how can you keep your home safe under the snow and ice?


Robert Robillard, "the Concord carpenter" and columnist for The Boston Globe. He tweets @robertrobillard.

Bruce Irving, former executive producer for This Old House and author of "New England Icons: Shaker Villages, Saltboxes, Stone Walls and Steeples." He tweets @brucehouses.


The Boston Globe: Can Your Roof Handle All This Snow?

  • "The critical factor in determining whether you have an excessive snow load on your roof isn’t the depth of the snow; it’s the weight of that particular snow on your particular roof."

Brookline TAB: Tackling Ice Dams This Winter

  • "The key to avoiding ice dams is keeping the entire surface of your roof a consistent, cold temperature." Rise In Carbon Monoxide Incidents, Boston Officials Warn Residents

  • “'As Boston continues to experience frigid temperatures, and with more snowfall predicted this week, I urge residents to make sure they protect themselves, their children, and their neighbors from this dangerous, yet preventable threat,' Mayor Marty Walsh."

This segment aired on February 16, 2015.


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