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Roof collapse epidemic

Some interesting facts.

All the snow, ice and freezing rain we've seen this winter has led to a lot of collapsed roofs, and when you look at just how heavy some snow can be you can understand why.

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Added: Feb-8-2011 Occurred On: Feb-8-2011
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Tags: snow, ice, damage, weight, info, I hate snow
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    • Just like we do here in Canada.

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    • One would think that clearing snow from roofs would make sense, but these are buildings built in areas that haven't had this much snowfall in decades, in some cases. People who are used to snow would clear off the roofs.

      Most people are dumb. They don't recognize that the snow is a problem because they aren't used to heavy snowfalls, and there aren't people around who are experienced and equipped to do perform roof snow removal services, so the building owners ignore the problem until a roof More..

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    • in case of shopping centers or schools shouldn't it be obligatory? It is here - on all public and commercial buildings.

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    • America depends largely on local regulations for this kind of thing. Public buildings may be subject to some rules about snow removal, and in many communities snow removal from sidewalks in front of buildings is obligatory. From roofs, however, it's less likely that there are any rules. Most of the United States has seen relatively low snowfalls through most of the 20th century, so outside of the few areas that do regularly receive heavy snow, there has never really been much of a need for se More..

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    • That would involve hard work though.

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  • Funny timing on this post. (Thanx-tat2d). I just cleared the 12" of snow and ice build-up off my small, flat patio roof yesterday. It was up to 30 F., and I though, why not? Only 250 sq. ft., but there was a lot up there. Stringers are only 2x6's on 24" c. w/x-braces. Glad I did, as there was snow, then 2" ice, then more snow, like a layer cake. Temps staying around 0-10 for the next few days...Better safe than sorry.
    From the southern shore of Lake Erie......CH

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  • So what they're saying is we shouldn't park buses and cars on the roof of our houses?

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  • ...or sbout two ford mustangs

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  • i used to climb onto our roof in turkey and take it all down every winter. no leaks no collapses no nothing lol

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  • this is really awful. But its caused by GLOBAL WARMING! Ask Al gore!

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    • '....caused by GLOBAL WARMING! Ask Al gore'

      I'd rather ask my Magic 8 Ball.

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    • I'd like to ask this Democrat phony how much his electrical bill is every month. He spouts lies about global warming and meanwhile lives like a King.

      If he were serious about one thing he says he'd live in a van down by the river. But in fact he is nothing but a jimmy big fibber.

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  • I better check my roof for a free Mustang...oh...I live in San Francisco...never mind

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  • can a structural engineering failure be considered an epidemic? and more importantly, why aren't heaters being installed on these rooves?

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    • thats crazy im not to sure but isnt lake tahoe like a ski resort with lots of snow? you figure they would regulate snow load into the building codes ..
      our shop built this huge grocery warehouse for some where in BC mountain area and the center colums and truss beams were some of the heviest i ever worked with the truss beams were like 2" flanges with a 1" web and the center colums were like 8X8 sqaure tubing with 1" walls they definetly engineered for snow load

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  • Good to have such a small government, that does not give any guidelines on building you mud houses.

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    • You don't know what you're talking about. You've never been to Quebec where big gov't = corrupt gov't = no enforcement. Go back to bed Finnish axehole.

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  • Made in America...

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  • You Americans cant build can you lol

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