Although this December has been much milder than the past, winter is closer than some of us want to accept. If this winter is anything like the last, we can be sure to expect a good amount of snow and ice in the coming months. Last year was a record-breaking winter in New England with Boston recording the snowiest season with 108.6 inches of snow. 64.8 of those inches coming in February alone, making February the snowiest month on record as well.
Due to the excessive amount of snowfall and record-breaking freezing temperatures New Englanders experienced, roofs began to pile up with snow and ice. Many roofs began to collapse due to the heavy weight of the snow and ice. It is important to clear snow off your roof before it gets too heavy and causes potentially dangerous hazards to your roof and home.
One obvious sign a roof is about to collapse due to excessive snow is sagging in your roof rafters. Other indicators are creaking, cracking, and/or popping sounds. If you hear these sounds, they could mean your roof may collapse and you should leave the building immediately.
Working on a snow- and ice-covered roof is hazardous, and should not be attempted on your own. Think twice before you go up there. More people are injured or killed every year trying to shovel roofs than from roofs falling on them.
Call the professionals at Robbins Roofing, we will come out to your home and remove the snow and ice from your roof in a safe manner so you and your family are safe no matter how much snow we see this winter. It is never too early to start preparing. Call Robbins Roofing today for more information on snow and ice removal from your roof.