Roof de-icing: usefulness and regulations
When winter arrives, various precautions must be taken for the well-being, health and safety of all. In particular, roof de-icing should be scheduled as soon as possible. Snow can pile up on the edges of roofs. This can be a real hazard, especially on pitched roofs. On the one hand, bystanders could be injured. On the other hand, the structure is in danger of collapsing. So, why and how do we proceed?
Why de-ice roofs: recommendations
When it comes to de-icing roofs, the RBQ or Régie du Bâtiment du Québec makes various recommendations to homeowners as a preventive measure, and especially for safety.
First, it is advisable to get rid of the snow that has accumulated on the roof to prevent it from collapsing.
Secondly, it is necessary to take measures to ensure the safety of people who come and go in the vicinity of the construction.
Then, snow loads should be checked regularly for an arched or rounded roof. This is especially important in the case of non-uniform distribution of the expenses in question.
Finally, it is recommended to contact specialized companies for de-icing and snow removal. These professionals not only have the know-how and experience, but also the equipment necessary to carry out the operations.
Squidgee Maintenance’s de-icing and snow removal services
Squidgee Maintenance offers residential, commercial and institutional de-icing services. Experienced technicians intervene to cause the snow and ice to melt. The task is undertaken in such a way that there is no danger to people and to the treated building. A professional team does everything possible to ensure efficient work and quality results.
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