Rooftop Snow Removal

Why FEMA Advises Snow Removal Plans for Commercial Buildings

Winter Is Here For many people in the U.S. winter is here. Snow is currently falling across the Midwest and is also forecast for the Northeastern US in the coming days. Despite the forecast, proactive facility managers and building owners who already have their snow removal contingency plans in place are breathing a sigh of relief. These key decision makers recognize the critical importance of ensuring their commercial properties remain safe places to do work, shop, or store goods. They…

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Common Winter Roofing Problems

We’re in the thick of it here in Steamboat Springs: We’ve had about 3 months of winter and still another couple to go.  It’s also the time when many roof problems start to reveal themselves.  Check out our list below, and if you have any questions or concerns at all, please be sure to contact us. Roof Leaks For sloped roofs, improper installation or high winds and rain can loosen the flashing and cause it to pull away. (Flashing Inspections…

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Winter Roof Collapse: Warning Signs

The snow in Steamboat is known to pile up during the winter (although you wouldn’t know it from the 2011-12 season!).  Most of us are used to shoveling off our roof to prevent too much pressure from building up on the roof. Because a roof is only built to sustain so much weight before it will ultimately collapse.  Prior to a roof collapse, buildings generally exhibit signs that the roof is in distress and action should be taken to mitigate…

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Snow Removal: A Warning

This is a photo of damage done to a shingle roof last winter. While we are not certain of what tool caused this damage, the distraught homeowner told us the following: They hired a contractor for winter rooftop snow removal, though the contractor was not a roofer.  They are not sure of how he went about the removal throughout the winter. They found this damage in the spring, after the contractor’s work, but he refused to fix the repair, or…

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