Saturday, 18 February 2017
Though snow blizzards are quite rare in the U.K., the potential exists with climate change for such conditions to occur more frequently. As a business owner, you may wonder about the effects that such extreme weather conditions can have on your flat roof. Flat roofs have their own set of advantages, but they may suffer during winter months. It is therefore important for you to be prepared for such conditions to prevent potentially significant damage to your business and its assets.
Repeated snow falls are a flat roof's greatest enemy. In such cases, there won't be sufficient time for snow to melt, and this means snow will keep accumulating until it exceeds the design capability of the roof. And if snow is followed by rainy weather, the snow will only absorb all that moisture, further exacerbating the risks that your flat roof may face. Read more from this blog http://bit.ly/2kBsDSw
Thursday, 16 February 2017
Many Surrey homeowners gravitate toward pitched roofing. Simple yet elegant, the roof style has managed to survive several thousand years, and though designs have evolved considerably over time, the principles of its construction are still practically the same. That said, they remain at great risk of buckling under heavy snow and ice accumulations, particularly those of the low-slope variety.
It's not unusual for homes in Surrey to have several inches of snow on a roof in the winter. Thus, roofs in the area need to be strong enough to handle the extra weight that snow adds to the structure. In addition, a roof must be able to prevent ice dams, sliding snow, and too much icicles. The easiest and most sensible way to achieve these is to keep the roof as basic as possible. This means keeping additional roof features such as valleys, dormers, crickets, and mechanical roof penetrations such as vents and skylights to a minimum. Read more from this blog http://bit.ly/2kBsDSw