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How Can I Prepare My Commercial Property for Winter in Bemidji?

10/3/2022 (Permalink)

A frozen roof on a commercial building is shown. We restore commercial storm damage in Beltrami County.

Do you know your roof’s maximum snow load? Winter is coming, and our local team in Bemidji, Grand Rapids, and Hibbing wants businesses to prepare for the winter season. Here is some information about roof snow loads from the Insurance Institute of Business and Home Safety:

Know your roof’s maximum snow load

When it comes to the weight of snow, the type of snow is as important as the depth of the snow. For instance, fresh powder snow is typically lighter than wet packed snow, and ice is heavier than snow.

Snow Load Danger signs

Fresh snow – more than four feet

Packed snow – more than two feet

Ice – one inch or more

Several factors contribute to the acting load on your roof, including snow drifts from adjacent buildings or mechanical equipment, heavy rain on snow, and melting snow that refreezes. 

If you don’t know your roof’s snow load, hire a structural engineer to verify the snow load threshold of the roofing system. This information will be important when determining if there is too much snow on the roof after an event. 

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When your business in Bemidji needs storm damage restoration services, our local team in Bemidji, Grand Rapids, can help. Call us today at 218-999-9799. 

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