This past snow was exciting, beautiful, and for some, provided much needed time indoors. For others, the snow and subsequent colder temperatures cost much more than they anticipated.
Attic spaces that are not properly insulated can allow heat to escape. Melting of the snow/ice will ensue (in our case from this storm, up to 3 feet of snow in some areas!!!) thus creating an avalanche of destruction on the foundation and plants below. In some cases, it will bring the gutters with it!! Additionally, trying to shovel the snow off your plants will only make it worse.
Properly insulating your home not only saves you on your direct energy cost but will avoid potential subsequent repair cost and is the MOST COST EFFECTIVE amendment you can make to your home at this time!