Snowfall and Commercial Roofs

Snowfall can have a significant impact on commercial roofs during the winter months. The weight of
snow can exceed what the roof can handle, leading to bowing or sagging. Snow accumulation can also
cause uneven snow loads, even on sloped roofs. When snow melts, it can settle into any narrow gap or
crevice, refreeze into ice and expand, tearing open your roof material and creating the risk of roof leaks.

To prepare your commercial roof for severe weather conditions, there are a few things you can do. First,
clear snow from your roof regularly to prevent the buildup of snow and avoid the risk of roof collapse.
Second, ensure that your roof is properly insulated to prevent heat loss and reduce the risk of ice dams
forming on your roof.