Roof Snow Removal – Calculate Your Snow Load
Is there a way to calculate the weight of the snow and ice that is parked on your roof? Yes there is.Winter is here and it’s time to think about your Roof Snow Removal. Just how important is shoveling off your roof after a snow storm? Here are a few statistics to help you decide when it’s time to drag out the ladder.
How much does snow weight? A square foot of snow 1? deep weights 1.25 pounds. So if you have 20 inches of snow, you’ve got a 25lbs/ sq ft snow load on your roof. Ice weights 5.2lbs per sq ft so be sure to factor this in.
Most roofs can withstand around 40lbs/sq ft of snow load, while some older roofs and manufactured homes start to show damage around 30lbs/sq ft.
What’s worse than your roof buckling under the weight of the snow? Falling off it while shoveling after slipping on the stuff. Be careful! Hire a contractor if you’d like to avoid the risks.
Contact Expert Roof Reno Restore Inc for all your roofing, siding, foundations repairs and snow removal services. We are proudly serving Ottawa, Nepean, Barrhaven, Manotick, Greely, Gloucester, Rockland, Cumberland, Stittsville, Kanata and Orleans Ontario.
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