Bash & Co. Sotheby’s International Realty: How much snow can your home handle?

Is your home ready for the onslaught of snow and ice?

We have just experienced our first significant snow of the season! While we are usually focused on preparing for road conditions, school closings and family safety, it is also important to consider if your home is ready for the onslaught of snow and ice!

Here in the heart of the Midwest, we are no stranger to inclement weather, and neither are the roofs of our homes! Did you know most roofs can hold about 20 pounds per square foot of snow? During or after a blizzard, it’s important to gauge just how much weight your roof is absorbing. To calculate these metrics, you must consider the type of precipitation you are dealing with – this includes, fresh snow, old snow and ice.