Industry leading Risk management & Insurance provider - ZURICH NA has issued a report "When to initiate roof snow removal" Reducing and managing personnel risk is a point of emphisis for ZURICH NA. Preferring that facility staff remain off the roof as much as possible. Automatic monitoring technology by Safe Roof Systems is recognized as a safer method than repeatedly climbing onto the roof to measure snow. Down-load the following report to learn more.
Engineering firm reviews the dangers & risks from Roof Snow Loads
Re-published article by engineering firm Russo-Barr, discussing the over all dangers associated with excessive accumulations of roof snow & ice. How to identify potential problem areas and to know when snow removal actions may be needed.
Experts prefer Deflection Monitoring
Material scientists from a major research university discuss the value of Deflection Monitoring vs. other methods to measure roof loads.
A comprehensive overview, originally published by Alyass Stangl - BAE/MAE - Pen State University 2013. The article including important details on the causes of excessive roof loading & subsequent roof failure, and the warning signs of an over stressed roof. The following link directs you to a Wikispace.com web page.