Snow Load: A Weighty Issue

This winter hasn’t generated any monster snow build-ups…yet. But we have a long way to go before we’re in the clear. And believe it or not, no snow can do a different kind of damage.

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Just like a light blanket of snow insulates the grass and shrubs in our yards (protecting them from the cold), that’s also true for your roof. Having no snow keeps the entire surface of your roof exposed to the cold creating other problems.
 
The other extreme is having huge snow build-ups on the roof (and remember snow drifts on roofs and isn’t usually evenly distributed). That weight can be a big problem for buildings that may not be structurally equipped to handle the load. Careful removal of that snow can be critical to prevent potential collapses, or find a leak!
 
Play our Winter Freeze Contest for a chance to win $1500 in free repairs (and an Apple Watch!). Hey…all entrants will also have a chance to win a pair of leather choppers. ‘Cause snow or no snow…it’s still cold out there!
 
 
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