Monday, March 15, 2021
When it comes to any roof, it's always essential to ensure it gets the proper maintenance and check-ups on a yearly or bi-yearly basis. The term "out of sight, out of mind" is very accurate when you can't see the weather damage from months of elemental exposure or snowfall in colder regions. That's why companies like Safe Roof Systems have the equipment you can use, such as a roof monitor, to ensure you're always aware of the integrity of your roof.
This system uses predictive technology to assess the snow's weight to help avoid the risk of a collapse. Get ahead of the winter season when you invest in a roof snow alarm system from Safe Roof Systems. You'll be able to clear the snow from your roof. It's never too early to prepare for the winter season. Just like you would check your HVAC system to make sure heat is flowing, having a monitor to make sure the snow accumulation isn't too heavy is a great way to keep everyone in the facility safe.
Contact SRS today to learn more about their roof monitor and keep your facility safe for the winter. They'll be able to help you use the alarm system, so your roof is in the best condition this winter.
Monday, February 15, 2021
As magical as it looks, a thick layer of snow on a large, commercial roof can have heavy consequences. Heavy snowfall is currently a leading cause of roof sagging and damage in communities throughout the United States and Canada. Even well-engineered buildings can struggle under the weight of dense, wet snow, and many business owners don’t notice the danger signs until it’s too late.
This is where predictive monitoring is a “must-have" service for facility maintenance managers in northern climates. It is not convenient, safe, or affordable to have teams of workers entering your place of business or buildings unless absolutely needed. Roof deflection alarm systems from Safe Roof Systems provide safe roof monitoring, and in turn, allow facility managers to maintain optimum roof conditions while safely saving on shovel labor costs.
Predictive monitoring systems from SRS automatically alert facility managers when and where roof load mitigation is required. This technological strategy allows businesses to scale their responses and balance those needs with safe staffing levels. With a roof predictive monitoring program in place, businesses can scale their snow removal plans in real-time. That’s essential in northern climates where the level of danger to a property can change as quickly as the weather.
Despite how beautiful winter can be on a cold, snowy morning, excessive snow accumulation can be a nightmare for a commercial flat roof. During the winter months, it is crucial for business owners to monitor the level of snow on their flat roofs and go about shoveling roofs safely to protect the integrity of the roof and prevent unnecessary accidents or damage.
There are some keys tips for shoveling roofs safely:
Before clearing snow from a roof, make sure to assess the surrounding area. Remove any objects that could be damaged from falling snow and ice and put out caution signs or cones to mark off areas where people should not walk.
Use a shovel to remove as much snow as possible. Shoveling roofs is easier when you find a comfortable position on the roof that allows you to maneuver. Clear the snow without digging downward. This method protects the membrane and roofing materials from damage.
After the bulk of the snow is removed, sweep the roof with a broom, ensuring no part of the roof is holding more weight than another part.
Remember, it’s critical to remove snow, ice, and debris from gutters and drain spouts as well. When the snow melts, it needs a clear path to drain away to prevent ponding and leaks.