The Importance of Removing Snow from the Roof of Your Storage Shed



The Importance of Removing Snow from the Roof of Your Storage Shed

In the middle of winter, you might observe that snow is piling high on your storage shed’s roof. It is more likely to happen if your neighborhood has experienced heavy snowfall and very low temperatures this year. It does not take long for layers of snow to collect on your roof in just a short amount of time. Listed below are a few reasons stating the importance of removing snow from the roof:

Get rid of extra weight

A few layers of snow can weigh a lot and put a lot of pressure on the roof of your storage building. Even though you have purchased a superior quality metal storage building from Carportsnsheds, the weight on the roof strains its bearings, thus reducing its overall life. Roofs are not prepared to bear so much weight for a long period of time, and if the snow melts and refreezes, it further increases the strain.

You might want to ask a neighbor or a friend to help you out so that you are able to remove the snow before it actually starts accumulating. Your friend or neighbor can hold the ladder in place while you climb and push off the snow with a shovel or broom.

Preventing seepage

When the snow melts on your roof it generates lots of running water, which can get absorbed into the roof of the shed. This may lead to rotting of the roof, or water might enter from any lose sides damaging belongings inside the shed. Cleaning the ice at least once a week becomes necessary as so that there are no cases of seepage.

Maintaining color of the shingles/sheets

Even metallic roofs might get heavily damaged as the chances of developing rust are fairly high as the age of the shed increases. If you do not want rust to increase and finally lead to breaking of the roof due to weight of snow, regular maintenance needs to be done. Make sure you continually maintain your building right from the start and make sure you order the appropriate snow rating to prevent buildings from collapsing under heavy loads. If shingle/sheet gets scratched make sure to correct the problem, repaint it or seal it to prevent rust (can be repaired/repainted with a scratch kit for fixing scratches in a car from your local car parts dealer).

Avoid loose shingles

If water seeps and reaches under the shingles/sheets your roof undergoes heavy damage as chances of a shingle/sheets becoming lose and falling off increase. This might lead to snow entering your shed and further damaging the roof and belongings placed inside this building. Critters might gain access to the interiors of the shed which may result in food grains being damaged or other belonging like clothes, rags or gloves being chewed up. It also increases the mess as the droppings of critters will also accumulate throughout the winter months. If you see any loose screws make sure to correctly tighten them, not breaking the water seal. To correct this problem silicon can be used as well.

Remember safety always comes first make sure your ladder is properly anchored before climbing and always try to use tools that do not damage the sheets/shingles. The paint in the sheets/shingles in this buildings are comparable to that of a car. Try to avoid tools that would scratch a car’s paint. Always purchase a building with the correct wind and snow rating for your area!

To Recap

  1. Always remove excess snow to prevent damage to the overall structure,

  2. do not use rough tools to scratch the sheets,

  3. Always tighten or replace loosen screws (not breaking the seal).

  4. Repair any gaps by using silicon

If you have any questions feel free to give us a call or contact us here:

http://www.carportsnsheds.com/#!quote/c1ctc

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