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A roof with excessive snow build-up

Snow Loading

Snow loading is the downward force exerted on structures by the weight of accumulated snow. The roof of any building is the area subject to the greatest weight, temperature, and moisture extremes. A roof in an older building may be “underbuilt” and therefore more vulnerable to structural problems. A roof may also have been subjected…

A roof with excessive snow build-up

Preventing Ice Dams

An ice dam is a ridge of ice that forms at the edge of a roof and prevents melting snow (water) from draining off the roof. The water that backs up behind the ice dam can leak into a home and cause damage to walls, ceilings, insulation, and other areas. Because of this, preventing ice…

Snow covered roof being cleared off by a Roof Razor

Farmers Almanac: Brutally cold and snowy winter for much of the country

Predictions & Preparation for Winter The 2020-21 winter according to Farmer’s Almanac is predicted to have extreme cold snaps and heavier than normal snowfalls in certain parts of the country. The Northeast, which saw a lighter than normal snowfall last year, is expected to have significantly more snowfall this year. Western Dakotas, Utah, Colorado, Montana,…