Snowy roofs

Recently, the New England area has seen an above average amount of snow.  Boston has received nearly 90 inches of snow this winter!  Travel has been nearly impossible, schools have been closed…everything aspect of every day life has been affected for these people.

One thing that people do not always think of, however, is the effect of snow on a home’s roof.  A cubic foot of snow can weigh between six and eight pounds….that’s two and a half to three and a half times the roofs actual weight!

Obviously, some roofs aren’t built to take this additional weight, and roof collapses occur.

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Should Indiana see snow amounts like this, homeowners will definitely want to have roofs cleared, relieving roofs of the excess weight, and possibly avoiding structural damage.  Like any other project involving a roof, homeowners will want to hire a licensed and insured roofing professional who will want to keep the integrity of your shingles in mind.  A non professional, while clearing the roof of snow, may actually cause damage to the roofing material that could cause other damage down the road.  Above all, it is a very dangerous job that nobody should risk.

Even though we are in Indiana, Two Brothers Roofing actually has experience with roof snow removal.  Rick, our project foreman, worked in roofing over 20 years in Minneapolis prior to joining us.  So if you are ever in need of having your roof cleared, call Two Brothers Roofing!



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  1. Drew says:

    It always blows my mind to see a house that is built in an area that gets a lot of snow wasn’t built with a roof that can withstand snow on it. Good advice here for properly installing your roof and the materials that go along with it. Thank so much for sharing.

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