How to Inspect Your Home after a Snowstorm

Winter brings with it many joys and challenges, including snow that can pile up on the ground and cause disruption in your daily routine. As a homeowner, it is essential to inspect your house after a snow storm for any damage or changes that may have occurred, especially to your roof. This blog post will provide you with some helpful tips on how to inspect your home after a snowstorm. 

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Inspecting the Roof 

Before you climb up to your roof, inspect it from the ground first. Look out for any significant visible damage, such as missing or loose shingles, sagging or cracked roof, or any debris that may have collected. Once you have noticed any damage, resist the temptation to climb on the roof yourself and call a professional instead. An experienced roofer has the necessary tools, techniques, and expertise to handle any roof repair safely and effectively.  

Inspecting the Gutters 

Your roof’s drainage system is essential for keeping your house dry and protected from water damage. After a snowstorm, you must check your gutters for any clogs or damage. Accumulated snow and debris may cause blockage or bending in the gutters, making it harder for the water to drain off the roof properly. Clear any clogs by removing the buildup of debris from your gutters. Keep in mind, always use protective gloves when cleaning your gutters to prevent injuries. 

Inspecting the Soffit and Fascia 

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Your roof’s soffit and fascia are exposed materials susceptible to damage during heavy snowfall. Soffit is a material that connects the siding to your roofline, and fascia is the flat panel beneath your gutter system. Inspecting them allows you to identify any signs of rot, mold, or water damage. Check for any peeling paint, holes, cracks, or sagging, which may be indications of a bigger problem. If you notice any damage, call a professional to inspect and fix it. 

Inspecting the Attic 

To complete the inspection of your home, it is essential to check your attic. Look for any water leaks, musty odors, or signs of water damage in the insulation. Inspecting your attic after a snowstorm can help you identify any leaks before they can affect the structure and foundation of your roof. If you notice any signs of water damage or mold growth, it is best to call a professional immediately to avoid further damage. 

A snowstorm can cause significant damage to your home, especially to the roof, and it is imperative to take the necessary precautions and steps to protect your house. Inspecting your roof, gutters, soffits, fascia, and attic can help you identify any damages and assist you in fixing them timely. It is essential to prioritize safety and rely on a professional for any extensive repairs or inspections. Regular inspection can help you prolong the life of your roof and prevent costly repairs or replacements. Hopefully this blog post has provided you with the necessary information to inspect your home after every snowstorm. Stay safe! 

🏠Marvellous wall mural transformation

We interview Cherry, from @cherry_at_home on her recent bedroom transformation using a wallpaper mural to completely overhaul a neutral bedroom into a tropical oasis!

Read the interview below, which covers what mural she used, her design style and advice and tips on doing this transformation yourself!

About Cherry

“I’m a 30-something solo buyer trying to create my own cosy home. I’ve taken someone else’s neural space and am slowing adding colour, pattern and lots of plants!”

What inspired your decision for the mural?

“I painted the guest room in a simple neutral (a mistake though I liked the colour!) when I first moved in, in 2020 suddenly I was spending all my time in the room as it also became my home office. I’ve wanted to redecorate for a while and had my eye on wallpapering the whole room. When Hovia got in touch, I was instantly drawn to the Redoute mural and the impact it would create in the room; it also contains my key colours – pink, mustard & teal.” 

Cherry’s interior style

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“I love lots of different styles and my taste changes based on the style, setting and age of a property. Typically it will involve colour & clashing patterns – I’m not a coordinated person!”

Watch the video transformation below!

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Before & after

“It was a cold room and very simple, now it looks warmer and cosier but also bigger.”

Where is the wallpaper from?

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Hovia – they have a wonderful selection of wallpapers and murals. I was really lucky that they were happy to work with me on a mural to run around the whole room rather than a feature wall.”

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What tools did you need to do the walls?

“A tape measure and (large) spirit level to find your straight drops (even a relatively new building doesn’t have straight walls!), a large brush to paste the walls, a wallpaper brush to smooth out any bubbles as you hang the paper.”

How long did it take?

“I’m lucky that my mum is a good decorator and helped me – it took her about 4 days but I’m sure someone more experienced could do it quicker.”

What advice can you offer someone looking to have a wall mural in their bedroom?

“The mural is scaled to fit your walls so remember it won’t look exactly like the sample you have. Be confident in your choice and don’t shy away from a bold design – trust your gut!”

What interior trends are you loving at the moment?

“Stripes – they never go out of fashion, maximalism, bold kitchens!”

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