March 17, 2023

Preventing Roof Collapse: The Importance of Snow Removal for Commercial Flat Roofs

As a commercial flat roof contractor, we know that maintaining a safe and reliable roof for your business is crucial. With winter in full swing, snow accumulation on your roof can put significant stress on your building’s structure, leading to potential roof collapse and costly repairs.

A recent incident in Minnesota highlights the dangers of snow buildup on commercial flat roofs. The Miller Hill Mall experienced a partial roof collapse, forcing the building to remain closed for an extended period of time, interrupting the flow of business for the mall and its customers. Fortunately, no injuries were reported, but the situation could have been much worse.

To prevent roof collapse and ensure the safety of your employees and customers, it’s essential to remove snow from your commercial flat roof promptly. Here are some reasons why regular snow removal is vital for your business:
• Weight Load: Accumulated snow can add significant weight to your roof, leading to structural damage and potential collapse. Regular snow removal ensures that your roof maintains a safe weight load.
• Water Damage: Melting snow can seep into your roof, leading to costly repairs and potential health hazards for your employees and customers. Removing snow promptly helps prevent water damage.
• Structural Damage: Snow and ice can cause cracks and weaken the structural integrity of your roof. Regular snow removal can prevent this damage and extend the life of your roof.
• Legal Liability: As a business owner, you’re legally obligated to ensure the safety of your employees and customers. Failure to remove snow from your roof can lead to legal liability if someone is injured due to a roof collapse.

At Superior Services R.S.H., Inc., we understand the importance of snow removal for commercial flat roofs. Our team of experts is trained to safely remove snow and ensure that your roof maintains its structural integrity. We use state-of-the-art equipment and follow strict safety protocols to protect your business and employees.
Don’t wait until it’s too late to take action. If you’re concerned about snow buildup on your commercial flat roof, contact us today. We’re here to help you maintain a safe and reliable roof for your business.