Prevent Issues With Your Twin Cities Roof This Winter
Minnesota sees an average annual snow accumulation of roughly 54 inches every year, which can become problematic for your roof. Snow can build up easily on flat roof systems. In the upper Midwest, many of our snowfalls are wet and heavy. This can literally add tons of weight to the roofing system compromising the integrity of the structure.
While cold weather building codes have changed in recent years, many older buildings are not designed to carry this kind of excess weight. The threat of collapse is the primary reason excess snow needs your attention. Plus, if you don’t clear the roof of heavy snow and ice, you’ll find that the snow will absorb additional sleet and rain, adding to the weight already present on your roof.
So What Is an Ice Dam?
An ice dam is a ridge of ice forming at the roof's edge, preventing melted snow from flowing off the roof. When a building’s interior is warmer than the outside freezing temperatures, any snow on the roof is capable of melting, no matter how cold the temperatures are outside. The water will then run down the roof and refreeze into ice once it hits the roof’s edge.
When winter snowstorms challenge the weight limits of your roof, it’s critical that the ice and snow be removed to prevent a catastrophic roof failure. The weight of the ice and accumulated water can cause massive amounts of damage to a roof.
Qt’s experienced and professional staff offers winter maintenance programs that are proven to extend the life of your commercial roof. We have the equipment and skills to safely remove snow and ice from your roof.
Request Commercial Roof Snow & Ice Removal
Leave it to the professionals at Qt to remove snow and ice from your roof, as trying to remove it on your own can result in possible accidents and injuries. Contact us before the snow hits for more information!