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15 Ways Winter Weather Damages Your Home

Bob Vila Logo By Jamie Birdwell-Branson and Jennifer Noonan of Bob Vila | Slide 1 of 16: The frigid temperatures and piles of snow outside can do more than put a damper on your mood—they also have the ability to do a number on your house. The winter months can stretch your home to its limits, from the pipes in your kitchen to the cement in your driveway. When temperatures dip below freezing, there are several vulnerable areas of your property that are subject to potential problems that you'll have to fix come springtime. Here are 15 ways winter weather damages your home, and our tips to prevent damage from occurring in the first place.

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The frigid temperatures and piles of snow outside can do more than put a damper on your mood—they also have the ability to do a number on your house. The winter months can stretch your home to its limits, from the pipes in your kitchen to the cement in your driveway. When temperatures dip below freezing, there are several vulnerable areas of your property that are subject to potential problems that you'll have to fix come springtime. Here are 15 ways winter weather damages your home, and our tips to prevent damage from occurring in the first place.

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