Roof Snow Removal
Ultimate Chimney Sweep can remove the snow from your flat or sloped roof to help prevent collapse and damage from ice dams. Roof snow removal is dangerous and that service should be provided by professionals like us, who are accustomed to working on your roof. We take special precautions for the safety of you, your family, and your structure.
Ultimate Chimney Sweep would like to remind you that excessive snow on your roof can cause structural damage that might prevent windows and doors from opening and closing. Additionally, you might hear new noises in your home or business caused by shifting or sagging structural supports. Roof-top snow can also cause plumbing to sag, supports to give out, and sprinkler heads to move down below ceilings. Please call us immediately at 800-499-2726 if you notice any of these symptoms.
A Reminder from the City of Boston
In an article published January 27, 2015, the
City of Boston
reminds us to prevent potential roof collapse, and remain safe in the aftermath of the latest snow fall.
With the significant amount of snowfall seen in Boston in the past, residents and property owners should be mindful of the potential risk of roof collapses.
While most commercial and residential roofs are designed to handle loads in excess of what currently exists on rooftops, the current snowpack and potential for additional precipitation does increase the risk of collapses or other structural damage to properties. While there have been few issues reported in Boston, there have been several reports of roof collapses across the Commonwealth.
Large, flat roofs are at greatest risk, especially those that are not properly draining. Property owners should be attentive to excessive snow accumulation, ice dams, and poor drainage on rooftops. For flat roofs with an existing ponding problem; a professional should be called to check the snow load and advise for the snow removal procedure if required. (Ponding is the collection of water which usually indicates a structural problem that can worsen with weight.)
Homeowners and building owners who have concerns about excessive loads and/or the structural integrity of a property, should contact a professional/licensed contractor for assistance. Removing snow from a rooftop can be extremely dangerous, so it is best to rely on professionals.