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SNOW LOAD ALERT - PROTECT YOUR ROOF

SNOW LOAD ALERT – PROTECT YOUR ROOF

The unprecedented snow load on roofs in the Northeast has led to some building damage and

collapse. According to reports from several localities, schools, churches, commercial and

residential buildings, carports and awnings have been affected.

As the next in a series of winter storms moves into the region, property owners and residents

should be aware of the weight loads these storms may be creating, especially on flat roofs.

Take the following precautions to protect life and property:

?? Watch for falling snow and ice from roofs.

?? Don’t put untrained individuals on roofs to clear snow. Falls from roofs and possible

exposure to electrical wires while on the roof are serious hazards.

?? Inspect roofs for leaks or structural deficiencies that may develop during the storm.

?? Make certain gutters, drains and downspouts are clear of ice and debris.

?? Clear snow and ice away from exhaust vents that go through exterior walls.

?? Clear decks of snow to reduce stress on them.

After the storm:

?? Clear areas around downspouts so that water from melting snow has a path to flow

away from the house or building.

?? Remove snow from side walls to prevent high snow mounds from pushing them in.

?? Temporarily shore up and brace dipping or sagging roofs or walls.

?? Improper operation of doors or windows, deflection of ceiling finishes or exposed

beams, roof leaks or sprinkler heads moved from their normal positions could be signs

of roof failure.

Owners and residents of flat roof buildings in particular are urged to be aware of the possible

snow load danger. The threat from heavy snow weight will remain for some time after the

storm ends because cold temperatures expected for the rest of the week won’t allow much

melting to occur.

If you have questions about your building’s condition, contact a structural engineer or your

local building official for an assessment of the conditions.

If you have suffered storm damage to your property contact our agency (978-372-2790 or if closed the agent on call at extension 255, or visit our website at www.sullivanIF.com.



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