Snow on the Roof: How Much is Too Much?

Snow on the Roof: How Much is Too Much?Winter is naturally the prime season for excessive snow that is notorious for weighing down your roof. However, what’s more important than the amount of snow is the weight of the snow. Dry, fluffy snow weighs a lot less than wet snow. In fact, according to House Logic, six inches of wet snow is equal to the weight of about 38 inches of dry snow. Depending on your geographic location and the condition of your roof, some snow is too much for your roof to withstand. Therefore, as we explore how to mitigate this issue, ensure your CT Home Insurance policy is up to date.

So, how much snow is too much? Your interior doors are a really good clue. If they begin to stick, that signals there’s enough weight on the center structure of the house to distort the door frame. Ignore doors on exterior walls but check interior doors leading to second-floor bedrooms, closets, and attics in the center of your home. Also, examine the drywall or plaster around the frames of these doors for visible cracks, explains the article.

When removing the snow, take into account how dangerous the job can be. Especially with ice and snow on the roof, this is likely a job for a professional. Expect to pay approximately $250-500 for the job due to the specialized equipment they need to bring including extension ladders and safety harnesses. Remember that the purpose of hiring these professionals is to rid your roof of excess weight. Your roof will not be extremely dry afterwards! Removing the first layer of ice can severely damage your roof.

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At Byrnes Agency, we specialize in safeguarding your property and your assets. We understand the risk implications of home ownership and seek to provide comprehensive coverage to give you peace of mind. To learn more about our coverage plans, contact us today at one of our three locations.

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Dayville Office

Phone: (860) 774-8549
394 Lake Rd
Dayville, CT 06241
United States
info@byrnesagency.com
Hours of Operation: Monday- Friday 9:00am-5:00pm

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Norwich Office

Phone: (860) 886-5498
6 Consumers Avenue
Norwich, CT 06360
United States
info@byrnesagency.com
Hours of Operation: Monday- Friday 9:00am-5:00pm

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Woodstock Office

Phone: (860) 928-7928
1226 Connecticut 169
Woodstock, CT 06281
United States
info@byrnesagency.com
Hours of Operation: Monday- Friday 9:00am-5:00pm

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