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Winter Storms Have Been Costly To Minnesota Business Owners

The severe winter weather in the U.S. these past weeks may have caused more than $1 billion in insured losses, many of these commercial losses, putting 2011 on a path toward equaling, or even surpassing, the $2.6 billion in winter-related insurance claims generated nationwide in 2010, according to the Insurance Information Institute.  There was significant damage from ice dams to homes and buildings all across the state.

A good portion of the damage from the first week of February 2011 was the result of wet, heavy snow, which caused collapses to roofs, porches, awnings, carports and outbuildings. In addition, the storm prompted many businesses and facilities across the Midwest to temporarily shut down production.

For most businesses such losses could wreak havoc on their bottom line. For example, the roof of a business that makes steel products collapsed under the weight of more than a foot of snow. Meanwhile, several other businesses were temporarily closed because their roofs partially collapsed, due to weight of snow and ice.

Too many business owners fail to think about how they would manage if a disaster damaged their business premises so that it was temporarily unusable. A business that has to close down completely while the premises are being repaired may lose out to competitors. A quick resumption of business after a disaster is essential.

Roof and building collapse from snow is one of the problems Minnesota business owners have to deal with.  Avoid more roof damage this winter.  If you are one of the many business owners or property managers whose roof sustained roof damage as a result of snow and ice dams, contact a Minnesota commercial roofing contractor. A lot of roof repairs are a do-it-yourself project, but a commercial roof repair is not one of them.

A Minnesota commercial roofing contractor understands that it is often necessary to accommodate different schedules to provide the least amount of disruption to your business. Because every project can vary, the special requirements of each client must be considered. While it is reasonably easy to vacate a residential home for a few days if necessary, it is not quite as easy for business and commercial property owners to allow that same level of access to a work crew. A commercial roofing contractor will work with you to schedule your roofing project to allow for the least amount of disruption to your business or commercial property.

Remove Ice Dams With Steam

Don’t get on a snow covered roof, and don’t use metal tools to remove ice or snow.  The roof can handle the weight of the snow.  If the ice dam is causing leaks, the only safe way to have it removed is by steaming.

Ice Dams…