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Do You Know the Snow Load Danger Signs for Your Roof in St. Clair Shores?

12/20/2022 (Permalink)

A roof with a heavy load of snow is shown. We restore commercial storm damage 24-hours a day in Macomb County.

Winter weather is coming. Our local team in St. Clair Shores wants businesses to be prepared for snowstorms and the damage they can cause. Damage like frozen pipes, ice damns and roof collapse can happen so its crutial to know who to call when disaster strikes. Here is some information about roof snow loads from the Insurance Institute of Business and Home Safety:

Know your roof’s maximum snow load

When it comes to the weight of snow, the type of snow is as important as the depth of the snow. For instance, fresh powder snow is typically lighter than wet-packed snow, and ice is heavier than snow.

Snow Load Danger signs

Fresh snow – more than four feet

Packed snow – more than two feet

Ice – one inch or more

Several factors contribute to the acting load on your roof, including snow drifts from adjacent buildings or mechanical equipment, heavy rain on snow, and melting snow that refreezes. 

If you don’t know your roof’s snow load, hire a structural engineer to verify the snow load threshold of the roofing system. This information will be important when determining if there is too much snow on the roof after an event. 

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