The Dakotas are known for having some of the best ski resorts in the nation. The Black Hills, Bottineau Winter Park, and Huff Hills Ski Area all make the most of the areas cold, snowy climate. Although skiers and snowboarders might benefit from 40 or more inches of snowfall each year, heavy snowfall can easily damage industrial, commercial, and residential roofing systems.
Most roofs are designed to handle a snow load of around 40 pounds of pressure per square foot. Although snow can significantly vary in density, it’s safe to assume that every 1 foot of snow puts about 15 pounds of pressure on your roof.
When combined with other factors, such as poor roof system design or lack of maintenance, a roof collapse can be imminent. With the potential for snow drifts and ice dams to wreak havoc on your roof, it can be tempting to try and remove the snow buildup from the building yourself. But this can be dangerous and even increase the risk of collapse.
Fortunately, the master roofing technicians at Rainville-Carlson Inc. are on call to maintain your roof and keep your building safe. Our team has all the tools to remove ice and snow from every inch of your roof, either by hand or with cutting edge technology.
If you have a commercial building in the Eastern Dakotas, and your roof needs service, Rainville-Carlson Inc. is on your side.