The winter storms that hit U.S. homes from the East to Midwest brought heavy snowfall, high winds and below-freezing temperatures. Many homes endured harsh conditions, and now it's time to address any problems the winter storm created before they get worse and cost thousands in repairs or replacement.

You should thoroughly inspect your home after the winter storm for common damages, as fixing them ahead of time helps avoid bigger problems later. Here are some commonly affected areas where HomeAdvisor saw a significant increase in requests: