Now is the time of year when homeowners and commercial building managers need to be concerned about heavy snow and ice. If you don’t remove snow and ice after a storm it can cause problems for your roof and gutters. The weight pressing down on the roof and gutters of your home or office can get to a point that the systems will buckle and this can lead to sections collapsing. You don’t want your roof caving in during January when it’s below freezing or ice dams preventing snow from melting properly.
The longer you wait to remove snow after a storm the harder it will be to get rid of. The same way it’s hard to plow driveways days after a snow fall, the more time you waste in getting snow off your roof and out of your gutters the more difficult it will be. Snow hardens fast in freezing temperatures and this will form solid blocks of ice that will add weight to your roof and prevent snow from melting and draining properly through the gutter channels and downspouts.
You will also want to have snow quickly removed from home and office driveways, parking lots, sidewalks and walkways. Leaving snow and ice on these surfaces can lead to car accidents and people slipping and falling and if it happens on your property you are liable and could face costly settlements if someone should sue.