What You Need To Know About Snow

What You Need To Know About Snow

Snow falls in our city as winter approaches each year. Sometimes more, other times not much. This determines the number of accidents and damages to roofs and property, however rare incidents do happen even during exceptionally snowy winters. This is why it’s crucial to keep an eye on the roof’s health over the winter. Particular care must be taken with homes near busy city roadways. The ideal solution is to remove the snow after each significant snowstorm.

The first thing that comes to mind is the icicles that can grow and fall on people walking by, parked cars, and outbuildings. However, the icicles also reveal the presence of a layer of ice on the roof, the thickness of which is directly related to the icicles’ weigh(there was ice more than 30 cm thick), as well as snow deposits on the roof, creating loads of up to 1000 kg /sq.m. Icicles can even penetrate the roofs of sheds and balconies in the most severe situations. Premature snow removal poses a number of risks, which can be categorized into the following categories:

The Roof Has Been Damaged And Deformed

For slate and metal roofs: Snow accumulations add to the stress on load-bearing structures, causing them to bend, which can lead to gaps in the sheet joints and valleys where ice can form due to the accumulation of snow. As a result, the roof leaks during the summer when the snow melts. Due to snow and ice melting underneath the snow cover, problems like these are unavoidable when there is poor thermal insulation in the attic or attic floors. It is extremely rare, but roof collapse occurs; most often, this occurs in the case of rotten wooden roof structures.

Sometimes, a snow which can be removed by Ninja De-Icer for example avalanche takes shallow valleys and drainage elements along with the snow. For a soft roof: Snow on the roof with poor thermal insulation of the attic creates a layer of ice, which, when repeated melting and freezing cycles, destroys the soft roof, forming leaks mainly at the joints of the sheets of the soft roof, in rare cases – in an arbitrary place, as long as the screed under the tiers is the low-quality soft roof.

Deformation And Damage To Drainage Systems.

The formation of snow which can be removes with bulk rock salt and icicles on gutters often leads to damage or collapse. For a metal roof, the danger is heightened by the possibility of an avalanche-like snowfall, which can tear or bend gutters along the entire length of the collapse. To prevent snow avalanches, our company recommends installing snow traps or regularly cleaning the roof of snow.