All Urged To Be Aware Of Roof Snow Loads

by | Jan 25, 2023 | News | 0 comments

How much is too much when it comes to snow? Well as far as roofs are concerned around the Uintah Basin there has been too much. Local agencies joined together to share the following message: The Uintah Basin Building Departments want to remind residents to check your roof system for snow overload conditions. With the amount of snow received this year, there have been several instances of roof failures due to overloaded roof systems. Snow can range from 6 to 35 pounds per foot of snow variant to the moisture content of the snow so over 12 inches of snow in the right instance can be an overload to your roof system. Ice can weigh up to 3 times that. It is important to check roofs on homes, carports, garages, and sheds for snow and ice buildup. Remove any ice dams or icicles near electrical meters or gas meters. There have been several meters and gas lines damaged from moving ice. Remove snow from the roof with snow rakes or other proper equipment. We do not want any injuries, so if there are any doubts on whether you feel comfortable in doing this job hire a professional to remove the snow. 

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