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Winter Is Here—Is Your Roof Ready?

When your site is susceptible to storms of any sort, don’t throw caution to the wind. It’s easy to forget your roof is up there – until it’s caving in around you. Whether you’re facing wind, winter, or whatever the elements may bring, have a plan in place and make sure your building’s roof is prepared for extreme weather. Human optimism makes us believe the worst won’t come, and then it takes us by storm. “We’re seeing record temperatures, several inches of rain overnight, damaging winds, regional power failures, and building collapse from accumulated snow or plugged drains,†says Richard L. Fricklas, former technical director emeritus of the Roofing Industry Educational Institute. “It’s one thing to read about these things in the local newspaper – quite another when they affect your building and its occupants.†