Tips on Preventing Roof Collapse

With Winter approaching there a many things the home owner should consider with regards to preventative maintenance. One of the most overlooked items is the prevention of roof collapse due to accumulative snow. According to the National Research Council of Canada, the minimum snow load amount that a roof should be able to handle is 21 pounds per square foot (22 pounds if you live in Alberta). That’s about 2 to 2.5 feet of packed snow!