Commercial and Industrial Rooftop Snow Removal
A timely response to heavy, drifting snow and ice may save you from experiencing structural damage to your building. Make sure you are signed up for CentiMark’s Snow Removal Services. Just read through the Snow Removal Waiver, sign and return it and you will be at the top of our list. With hundreds of calls coming in after a heavy snowstorm, priority scheduling will be critical for your roof!
To sign up for CentiMark's Snow Removal Services please print and fill out the waiver. Mail or email the completed waiver to:
Snow Removal Services
12 Grandview Circle
Canonsburg, PA 15317
or email it to: National.Accounts@CentiMark.com
Professional Rooftop Snow Removal Services:
It is imperative to use a roofing professional to remove snow from your roof. A non-roofing snow removal team cannot understand the complexities and hazards on your roof. Do they know what’s underneath all the snow on your roof? Will they remove the snow without damaging your roof? Here are the advantages of CentiMark:
- Service anytime, anywhere - 24/7 emergency snow and ice removal
- CentiMark associates trained in snow removal
- The CentiMark network equipped with all the necessary resources to ensure all customer needs are meet
- Understanding of interior structures such as drop ceiling tiles and computer cables that could be affected
- Use of proper snow removal equipment and techniques to avoid damage to the existing roof
- Experienced with roof repairs if they are needed
The steps CentiMark takes to ensure proper safety and removal of snow:
- Underdeck inspection paying attention for deflection
- Placement of flag markers to ensure skylights and other projections are identified before removing snow
- Provide clear passage to all drains and ensure all gutters are clear
- Clear all roof units and vents
- Special attention to snowdrift areas (parapet and firewalls, penthouses and elevation changes)
Preventative Snow and Ice Solutions:
Snow Guards – For sloped roofs, they hold the snow at the edge or peak of a roof allowing the snow to melt gradually. This prevents a massive amount of snow from sliding off the roof and causing unsafe conditions on the ground below.
Heat Tape – This can be installed on downspouts to help control ice build-up at the edge of the roof.
Facts you should know about Snow and Snow Removal:
- Understand what loads your structure can handle and the weight of snow so you can monitor accumulation and drift areas to have snow removed at the appropriate time.
- Factors such as how the building was designed, constructed and what modifications have been made need to be considered. All these factors enter into how much weight the structure can sustain.
- One inch of water weighs 5.21 pounds per square foot. Meteorologists estimate that 12 inches of snow is the equivalent to one inch of water.
- 12 inches of snow weighs approximately five pounds. (Please keep in mind this amount is an estimate and can vary with each snowfall.)
- How the snow drifts also affects the total weight being applied to your roof. The slope of the roof and the winds can cause snow to pile up and place a disproportionate amount of weight in certain areas of the roof.
- If snow melts and then freezes it can slow or eliminate the ability of the roof to drain properly. Once a layer of ice has formed, it may not melt quickly which can eliminate water flow off the roof quickly causing dangerous weight amounts on the roof.