David Pellettier Real Estate Blog

Preventing Winter Water Damage

Winter weather in Calgary is pretty up and down: snow and chinooks, and that results in a lot of excess moisture on and around your home. Make sure your home is protected from potential water damage by checking these three things:



Ensure you clean your gutters this time of year. Excess water can overflow if your gutters are cluttered, and cause water to overflow and make its way into your home.

Even if water just overflows on the exterior and doesn't get inside the house, it can do some serious damage in short order.- Houzz


Check your foundation to make sure there's no cracks or spots where water could seep into the home if it's around the perimeter.

Even if you can't see the way in, if water pools next to your house, it will find a way in, so make sure the grading at the perimeter slopes away from the house. - Houzz


If there's a space water could get in, you need to check it, and that means cracks in the roof, siding and window leaks.

It's helpful to observe your house in dry conditions and when it's raining hard to see how gutters and grading are working. After a snow, if you can see the roof, look for melting-snow patterns. - Houzz


Check out more tips in this great article on Houzz.

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