Scratch one roof

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Deere John, Mar 25, 2001.

  1. Deere John

    Deere John Senior Member
    Messages: 410

    Well, I shovelled 13 roofs that make up the house, shop and various outbuildings. I went to the shop yesterday for supplies and the welder shed door wouldn't open more that 12". I peered under and all but two of the roof stringers had broken and dropped the steel roof about 3 feet. I shovelled this building in mid January and took off about 30".

    My wife's Mustang is stored in there. It's okay at this point, but I crawled in and shored up the rest of the roof. We had a heavy 6" of snow 10 days ago, and that was the straw that did the trick when the steel roofs finally began to slide - uneven loading.

    I have one other critical roof situation now that I have to deal with.

    Ho Hum - the fun never ends.
  2. 4 Saisons

    4 Saisons Senior Member
    Messages: 260


    Bad news to hear. Be secure if you plan to go on that roof, have a stategy to not over stress the structure when you will move the snow on it. In case like this, your own weight may be too much on critical area.