Edmonton Roof Snow Removal
86 views | +0 today
Follow
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by General Roofing Systems Canada (GRS)
Scoop.it!

Edmonton Roof Ice Dams | GENERAL ROOFING SYSTEMS CANADA (GRS)

Edmonton Roof Ice Dams | GENERAL ROOFING SYSTEMS CANADA (GRS) | Edmonton Roof Snow Removal | Scoop.it
General Roofing Systems Canada (GRS)'s insight:
How to Prevent and Deal With Roof Ice Dams


1. Clear the snow off your roof and out of gutters whenever it snows. The snow melts and causes ice dams.

2. If you already have an ice dam you can hire a professional contractor to remove the ice dam or mitigate the issues of the ice dam by carving notches to allow water to move off the roof.

3. We either use steam trucks (typically in commercial and industrial settings) to remove the ice or our roofing crews will simply remove what ice they can from homeowner's roofs.

4. If you hire a contractor to remove the snow from your roof be sure the contractor has at least two million in liability insurance (preferably five million), is WCB registered and in good standing, that their crews have fall arrest tickets / certification, and that the workers use their fall arrest equipment.

5. If you have a large span commercial, industrial, or farm building there is no choice but to remove the snow regularly to avoid collapse.

6. If you are removing snow from a large roof be sure to have the process approved by an engineer prior to moving the weight on the roof to avoid collapse.

7. If you have a residential roof that is sloped (high pitch) it is unlikely snow loads will cause collapse.

8. Heat trace wire can be an effective preventative maintenance practice for snow and ice in gutters.

9. Do not use ice socks with salts etc to remove ice.

10. Be careful to move snow away from the foundation of your home when removed from your roof.

More Roof Snow Removal and Ice Dam Removal advise is available on this blog, simply type in the search by at the top right what you would like to search.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by General Roofing Systems Canada (GRS)
Scoop.it!

6 Olympic workers fall from roof of bobsled centre while clearing snow

6 Olympic workers fall from roof of bobsled centre while clearing snow | Edmonton Roof Snow Removal | Scoop.it
Six workers have fallen off a roof at the bobsled centre for the upcoming Winter Olympics in Sochi when the snow they were clearing slid to the ground.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by General Roofing Systems Canada (GRS)
Scoop.it!

Roof Snow Removal, Ice Dam and Snow Management

Roof Snow Removal, Ice Dam and Snow Management | Edmonton Roof Snow Removal | Scoop.it
Check out http://roofsnowremoval.ca! Roof Snow Removal | Snow Removal and Ice Dam Removal Specialist. Commercial, Industrial, Sloped, Metal Roofs, Flat Roofs.
General Roofing Systems Canada (GRS)'s insight:

General Roofing Systems Canada (GRS) +1.877.497.3528 info@grscanadainc.com https://www.grscanadainc.com/Roof_Snow_Removal.html ;

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by General Roofing Systems Canada (GRS)
Scoop.it!

Roof Snow Removal Edmonton and Ice Dam Management

Check out https://www.grscanadainc.com! Roof Snow Removal Edmonton . Ice Dam Removal . Steam Truck | Edmonton Alberta, AB, Sherwood Park, Stony Plain, Fort Saskatchewan, Spruce Grove, and areas.
General Roofing Systems Canada (GRS)'s insight:

General Roofing Systems Canada (GRS) +1.877.497.3528 info@grscanadainc.com https://www.grscanadainc.com/Roof_Snow_Removal.html ;

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by General Roofing Systems Canada (GRS)
Scoop.it!

With more snow expected Sunday, have you checked your roof lately?

With more snow expected Sunday, have you checked your roof lately? | Edmonton Roof Snow Removal | Scoop.it
BANGOR, Maine — With up to 7 inches of snow expected to start falling in Maine on Sunday and a thick layer of frozen precipitation already down, some local snow removal experts say people should try to lighten the load on ...
General Roofing Systems Canada (GRS)'s insight:

General Roofing Systems Canada (GRS) +1.877.497.3528 info@grscanadainc.com https://www.grscanadainc.com/Roof_Snow_Removal.html ;

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by General Roofing Systems Canada (GRS)
Scoop.it!

Number of flu-related deaths, hospitalizations increasing in Alberta ...

Number of flu-related deaths, hospitalizations increasing in Alberta ... | Edmonton Roof Snow Removal | Scoop.it
Meanwhile, AHS said more Albertans are seeking the flu shot – people who sought the shot at a number of clinics in Edmonton saw wait times of up to an hour Monday. The province is also aggressively pushing Albertans to ...
General Roofing Systems Canada (GRS)'s insight:

General Roofing Systems Canada (GRS) +1.877.497.3528 info@grscanadainc.com https://www.grscanadainc.com/Roof_Snow_Removal.html ;

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by General Roofing Systems Canada (GRS)
Scoop.it!

Variable wintry weather causes worries for homeowners

Variable wintry weather causes worries for homeowners | Edmonton Roof Snow Removal | Scoop.it
December’s heavy snow and fluctuating temperatures have many Edmontonians worrying about the state of their roofs.
General Roofing Systems Canada (GRS)'s insight:

CBC Edmonton News Interviews General Roofing Systems Staff About Roof Snow Removal, Ice Dams, and Roof Ventilation. www.grscanadainc.com , https://www.grscanadainc.com/Roof_Snow_Removal_Edmonton.html ;

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by General Roofing Systems Canada (GRS)
Scoop.it!

Freeze-thaw cycles causes big problems for Edmonton drivers, homeowners

Freeze-thaw cycles causes big problems for Edmonton drivers, homeowners | Edmonton Roof Snow Removal | Scoop.it
EDMONTON — Allison Cann was driving home from work Friday, her toddler in the back seat, when her small SUV got stuck in the alley behind her house.
General Roofing Systems Canada (GRS)'s insight:

Edmonton Roof Ice Dams - General Roofing Systems has been inundated with calls this year to clear snow off roofs to prevent ice damming and roof cave-ins, said Curtis Johnson, the company’s western regional project manager.

“It’s been the second most busy year that we can recall,” Johnson said.

The busiest year was 2010-11, when snow buildup caused a series of roof cave-ins, including at the Northgate Lions Seniors Recreation Centre in Edmonton where a seniors’ choir was rehearsing.

Most at risk of collapse are large, flat roofs and metal roofs, such as those on agricultural and commercial buildings, Johnson said.

“A lot of people think because the melt is on that they’re out of the woods, but the reality is it gets heavier as the melt happens,” Johnson said.

“In Alberta this year, we’ve seen five or six significant collapses. More than that, what the ice is doing is destroying roofs. For close to three weeks, our guys have been working around the clock. (Friday) night was actually one of the worst nights for ice-damming calls through the night, where the ice dams just literally open up flat roof membranes.”

In Drayton Valley, another area Johnson said has been particularly bad this year, part of the curling rink roof collapsed early Friday afternoon. Investigators are still working to determine what caused the cave in.

Snow buildup coupled with freezing and thawing causes ice to build up on roofs, leading to a “glacier effect” that can damage the roof and cause flooding, Johnson said. The situation will get worse if we get more snow, he added.

Residents should keep roofs and gutters clear of ice and snow to protect their homes from damage that can cost tens of thousands of dollars, Johnson said.

http://www.edmontonjournal.com/Freeze+thaw+cycles+causes+problems+Edmonton+drivers+homeowners/9430832/story.html

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by General Roofing Systems Canada (GRS)
Scoop.it!

County to spend over 100 grand for snow removal

County to spend over 100 grand for snow removal | Edmonton Roof Snow Removal | Scoop.it
They didn’t plan for it but Yellowhead County council has agreed to spend considerable dollars for snow removal for nine of its buildings.
General Roofing Systems Canada (GRS)'s insight:

Edmonton Roof Snow Removal | +1.877.497.3528 | General RoofinG Systems Canada (GRS)

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by General Roofing Systems Canada (GRS)
Scoop.it!

Edmonton Roof Snow Removal | Ice Dams, Heat Trace, Attic Venting, Vents, Steam

Edmonton Roof Snow Removal | Ice Dams, Heat Trace, Attic Venting, Vents, Steam | Edmonton Roof Snow Removal | Scoop.it
Roof Snow Removal Edmonton, Services for Ice Dam, Heat Wire, Attic Venting, Vents, Sherwood Park, St Albert, Spruce Grove, Stony Plain and Areas
General Roofing Systems Canada (GRS)'s insight:

General Roofing Systems Canada (GRS) +1.877.497.3528 info@grscanadainc.com https://www.grscanadainc.com/Roof_Snow_Removal.html ;

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by General Roofing Systems Canada (GRS)
Scoop.it!

Roof Snow Removal | GENERAL ROOFING SYSTEMS CANADA (GRS)

Roof Snow Removal | GENERAL ROOFING SYSTEMS CANADA (GRS) | Edmonton Roof Snow Removal | Scoop.it
Check out https://www.grscanadainc.com! Roof Snow Removal .
General Roofing Systems Canada (GRS)'s insight:

General Roofing Systems Canada (GRS) +1.877.497.3528 info@grscanadainc.com https://www.grscanadainc.com/Roof_Snow_Removal.html ;

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by General Roofing Systems Canada (GRS)
Scoop.it!

Snowstorm cleanup continues as hydro warns of shovelling snow off ...

In Bracebridge, residents are being told that if they are shovelling the snow off their roof, they should do so with care and safety so as not to damage any wires attached to the buildings by pushing snow off the edges.
General Roofing Systems Canada (GRS)'s insight:

General Roofing Systems Canada (GRS) +1.877.497.3528 info@grscanadainc.com https://www.grscanadainc.com/Roof_Snow_Removal.html ;

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by General Roofing Systems Canada (GRS)
Scoop.it!

Roofs could be next problem for homeowners - WGEM

Roofs could be next problem for homeowners - WGEM | Edmonton Roof Snow Removal | Scoop.it
Roofs could be next problem for homeowners
WGEM
Ice dams build up when melted water runs down the roof but freezes at the base of the roof just before running off.
General Roofing Systems Canada (GRS)'s insight:

General Roofing Systems Canada (GRS) +1.877.497.3528 info@grscanadainc.com https://www.grscanadainc.com/Roof_Snow_Removal.html ;

more...
No comment yet.