Roofs Caving In and Lives at Risk! Well not exactly, but in some scenarios it comes close. Rock County, Wisconsin, is currently experiencing a winter like never before. Snow days for the schools mean time with the children to enjoy the winter wonderland that falls upon us. However, the heavy snowfall has turned picturesque landscapes into scenes of chaos and potential destruction. But the real danger lurks above us, as roofs of homes and businesses buckle under the weight of this relentless snowstorm. Buildings are generaly constructed to withstand and uphold much weight. When mother nature lets loose an atmospheric river of moisture when it is cold, the resulting accumulation of snow adds a great amount of weight on top of our buildings. It is wise to inspect your buildings with some frequrency to ensure they are capable of withstanding snow on the roof.
Heavy snowfall is . . . Heavy
As the snow continues to pile up, the roofs of buildings in Rock County are struggling to bear the burden of the additional weight. Some poorly maintained older roofs could leak or even collapse, endangering lives and property.
The impact of a potential roof collapse or leaking roof is devastating. Families can be displaced, businesses are forced to shut down. The financial toll would be devastating to families and businesses.
Inspect your roof when the Snow melts
The heavy snowfall in Rock County has wreaked havoc on the roofs of homes and businesses, causing untold damage and potentially putting lives at risk. As we brace ourselves for more snow this winter let us remember to stay safe and look out for one another. Consider inspecting your roof when the snow melts. Look for water damage from leaks inside your home or businesses interior ceilings and walls. McGarry’s Roofing and Construction Frequently Asked Questions will provide guidance. Call a qualified roofer to inspect your property for damage when the skies clear.