Snow development can trigger rooftop cave in, particularly if your framework wasn't assessed by a contractor for quite a while. At the point when snow is at normal consistency, it weighs around 7 pounds for every cubic foot. When the snow gets wet and thick that weight increases. That wet snow will be trapped over your roofing material, melting water can rapidly enter your Home . The majority of that weight can create a hole in your roofing. As water goes through your roof, it will wreck everything it touches. Dampness and water entering that hole can undoubtedly harm your roofs protection ability and wood structure.That is the reason it so important to remove snow accumulation from your rooftop as soon as you can.
Warning Signs of a Potential Roof Collapse
Prior to a roof collapse, buildings or homes generally exhibit signs that the roof is in distress and action should be taken to avoid a roof collapse. The following are some of the symptoms that have been reported prior to roof failure:
1. sagging roof – visually deformed 2. Severe roof leaks 3. cracked or split wood members 4. bends or ripples in metal supports 5. Cracks in walls or masonry 6. Cracks in welds of steel construction 7. Sheared off screws from steel frames 8. sprinkler heads pushed down below ceiling tiles 9. doors that pop open 10. doors or windows that are difficult to open 11. bowed utility pipes or conduit attached at ceiling 12. creaking, cracking or popping sounds
If you experience any of the above mentioned warnings, please contact an experience licensed contractor right away. If you are concerned for any reason not stated above, you can always call a contractor to ask a question to assure that you and your home are safe.
Here is a video of some damage caused from a roof cave in at Econo Lodge in Wisconsin.