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Snow Damage Prevention for Oceana Roofs?

2/15/2022 (Permalink)

A heavy snow load sits on the top of a roof. We respond to storm damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Raleigh County.

Do you know how to tell how much snow weight your roof can support? Winters in Beckley are short, very cold, and snowy. Accumulated snow on roofs can cause structural damage and compromise the home’s roofing system. SERVPRO® of Beckley offers this information from the Insurance Institute of Business and Home Safety on how to estimate how much weight your roof can support:

Unless the roof structure is damaged or decayed, most residential roofs, regardless of the house’s location, should be able to support 20 pounds per square foot of snow before they become stressed.

  • In some areas of New England and in mountainous regions throughout the United States, snow loads used in home design may be considerably higher, and the roofs may be able to resist a greater depth of snow.
  • If you live in an area known for lots of snow, you can probably check with your building department to find out if higher loads were used at the time your home was built.

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The more snow you can remove from your roof, the better your chances are for avoiding roof damage. When you have storm damage in your Beckley home or business, SERVPRO® of Beckley is Here to Help. ® Call us today at 304-253-6633.

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