What To Do About Snow-Covered Rooftops


By Brittany Cooper

Twin Falls, Idaho (KMVT-TV/KTWT-TV) With the lingering snow, some homeowners might be fearful regarding the weight of snow on their rooftops, but a local roofer says we shouldn't be too concerned with a few inches here in southern Idaho.

When you start to worry is when there's about two feet of snow or more.

"Homes are designed to carry weight of the snow on a roof, if they are concerned with the weight, definitely be careful if you do crawl upon the roof, maybe with a plastic shovel, scoop a little bit of it off, you can leave some snow on there, it will melt with a little bit of the sun and the heat from the home," adds Rick Meade, Rick J Roofing.

Meade also suggests homeowners can get roof clips installed to protect the snow from falling below or dormers built on the doors, which forces the snow to slide away from the door.

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