Winter Is Here—Is Your Roof Ready?
When your site is susceptible to storms of any sort, donâ€™t throw caution to the wind. Itâ€™s easy to forget your roof is up there â€“ until itâ€™s caving in around you. Whether youâ€™re facing wind, winter, or whatever the elements may bring, have a plan in place and make sure your buildingâ€™s roof is prepared for extreme weather. Human optimism makes us believe the worst wonâ€™t come, and then it takes us by storm. â€œWeâ€™re seeing record temperatures, several inches of rain overnight, damaging winds, regional power failures, and building collapse from accumulated snow or plugged drains,â€ says Richard L. Fricklas, former technical director emeritus of the Roofing Industry Educational Institute. â€œItâ€™s one thing to read about these things in the local newspaper â€“ quite another when they affect your building and its occupants.â€ Â