Mother nature has dumped nearly 6 feet of snow on much of New England over the past three weeks and now, to add insult to injury, there rain in the forecast. Rain is a threat to the snow packed roofs which will soak up the moisture and possibly cause roofs to buckle under the added weight.
What should a home or business owner do to ward off a roof collapse and further damage from ice dam build up?
Home or business owners with a flat roof or a slightly pitched roof should make every effort to remove the snow weight prior to the warmer temperatures and precipitation. Whether you invest in a roof rake or enlist the help of a professional to handle the job, it is imperative that the snow pack be removed. Insurance claims have been piling up and contractors are preparing for a busy spring season. It is wiser to spare the later expense and effort by being proactive.