Snow Removal to Prevent Roof Collapse

The following is an excerpt from the article “Preventing Roof Collapse on Homes.” For more information please visit disastersafety.org.

SNOW REMOVAL MAY BE NECESSARY
TO AVOID ROOF COLLAPSE

snowrake_onroofIf you are in the “danger zone” according to chart above or if the loads you estimate based on the thickness of the various types of snow and ice exceed 20-25 psf, you should consider removing snow from your roof.

For safe removal that won’t endanger you or damage your roof, use a snow rake with a long extension arm that will allow you to remove the snow while standing on the ground or hire a snow removal contractor.

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