As snow transitions to rain, it’s important to verify your rooftop drains and downspouts are functioning. A few simple steps can prevent damage to flat roof buildings and reduce the risk of landslides.
Seattle building codes account for heavy snow loads in the event of a winter storm. Generally, structures should respond well to anticipated snow accumulations.
However, rain on top of melting snow can create added weight to hillsides and flat rooftops. As snow begins to melt, it’s important to ensure rooftop drains and downspouts are functioning and clear of ice or other obstructions. If you choose to remove snow from your rooftop, please apply best practices for safe removal.
Landslides can occur anytime soils becomes over-saturated. To reduce the risk of landslides, please do the following:
- Maintain drainage systems to ensure water is flowing as approved and away from steep…
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