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Steve and Annette Economides, otherwise known as America's Cheapest Family, gives people ways to save money in just about every aspect of life. The Economides said that on average a family of our spendsMore >>
Steve and Annette Economides, otherwise known as America's Cheapest Family, give people ways to save money in just about every aspect of life.More >>
Repairing a leaking roof can cost hundreds, and in extreme
cases thousands of dollars.
"With this kind of extreme cold the expansion and
contraction you see on roofs, you can get some leaks up there that you didn't
have prior to this weather from the server cold weather and the ice," said
President of Seagate Roofing Tom Elder.
To get the snow off your roof before it leaks into your
house, you can you a special snow shovel. To eliminate ice from the roof and in
gutters, you can use ice pucks made out of calcium chloride, which are thrown
up on the roof.
More importantly, you should have a roof inspection.
It is not a bad idea to have your roof inspected as it is
getting closer to the end of its life," said Elder "And many areas you can tell
that by seeing granules, the little granules coming out of your gutters, or
seeing your neighbors get roofs, or just knowing that it is 20 years old or
Another sign you many need a new roof, if your roof is clear
of snow and your neighbors is full of snow, it could be a sign of poor
insulation. In that case you may want to get a roof inspection.