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3. Roof

The Hazard:
A roof that's too warm in wintertime melts snow, creating runoff that freezes when it meets the gutter. There it forms an ice dam that forces water beneath the shingles.

How to avoid it:
Add attic insulation and venting to keep the roof cool.
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