Every winter, Wyoming experiences a lot of snow, which is why snow removal is a necessary process. Accumulating snow puts an enormous amount of pressure on your home and all the load-bearing components of your residential roof. When left unchecked, this can lead to potential damage or, worst case, the collapse of the building.
Know How to Calculate Snow Load
Snow load is the force on your roof due to the weight of ice and snow. Your roof or the whole house can be destroyed if the snow load surpasses the weight your roof was designed to hold. In some cases, your roof can fail under the weight of snow if the structure was wrongly designed or constructed.
On average, a cubic foot of ice weighs about 12-20 lbs. Considering the amount of snow we receive in Wyoming each winter, it’s not unreasonable to assume the weight on your roof will high. Working with a professional roofing contractor will help you understand your home’s snow load and they can recommend the right solution for your home.
Have Snow Removed Sooner Rather than Later!
Depending on the material making up your roof, having a plan for snow removal every winter could be crucial to your home. If you’re worried about snow building up and causing harm to your home, you can upgrade your roof material to a metal roof. Metal easily sheds the snow and stops you from needing to worry about clearing the snow off. Otherwise, having a plan in place to remove snow from your roof is an important step to protecting your home.
At Wyoming Roofing in Sheridan WY, we can help you come up with a plan of action to keep heavy loads of snow from destroying your home. Whether it’s time to replace your roof, or you just need general repairs, contact us today so you can be sure your roof is prepared for everything mother nature throws at it.