Ice Dams On Flat Roofed Buildings MN
How Severe Winter Weather Can Affect Your Flat Roof
Winter weather creates special risks and responsibilities for Minnesota business owners and property managers. We’ve been hearing a lot the past few weeks about an unprecedented number of roof collapses in Minnesota due to all the accumulation of snow. Many of the collapses have been flat-roofed industrial buildings.
Severe Winter Weather On Flat Roofs
Severe winter weather can pose a threat to commercial roofs. Deep snow can also result in a total or partial roof collapse that can cause extensive damage to the interior contents. This is a particular problem for flat roofs, which are often used in commercial construction. Similarly, ice dams can back up underneath a roof covering leading to water leaks into the attic. For business owners such losses could wreak havoc to their bottom line.
Utica National has issued a handy risk management advisory about severe winter weather and roofs. The advisory includes general guidelines to help estimate the weight of snow.
Snow and ice can cause severe problems in any commercial building, which is why you need a dependable Minnesota commercial roofing contractor to the job.
For safe removal that won’t damage your flat roof, consult a Minnesota Commercial Roofing Company today!