Heavy snowfall can cause safety concerns not only on roadways and sidewalks but also on the roofs of homes and businesses. Severe roof loads can be caused by heavy snow from one storm or repeated storms, and the condition can be made worse by prolonged cold weather. Short periods of rain that get absorbed in the snowpack on roofs can make matters even worse.
Please take the time to familiarize yourself with the information provided in this document, so you can know how to identify potential issues, and how to mitigate them.
Information About Potential Roof Collapses
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts also has information regarding roof collapse and snow removal safety information available on their website. To view their page, please click here.