Snow problem! How other nations deal with winter weather

Snow problem! How other nations deal with winter weather

In Sweden, snow-readiness is as deeply ingrained in the national psyche as it is in the statutes As with so many things, Sweden seems to lead the way when it comes to managing the seasons. Winter is dealt with by the law book: drivers are required to fit their...
Plan Ahead for Snow Removal

Plan Ahead for Snow Removal

While snow can be pretty and make children’s wishes of no school in the morning come true, it can also be a messy hassle for homeowners. Depending on where you live and how much snow you are used to getting, your needs for hiring snow removal might vary. Some people...
Road Salt in Winter: Pros & Cons

Road Salt in Winter: Pros & Cons

A common way to clear icy roads and parking lots is to apply a layer of salt, which lowers the freezing temperature of water and melts the ice. Salting roads is standard practice in several states, and many consider it an effective method for preventing...
5 Tips to Protect Your Parking Lot Against Snow Damage

5 Tips to Protect Your Parking Lot Against Snow Damage

Protect from Snow Plows – Even though the intention of snow plows is to help parking lots and roads by clearing them of snow, they can also cause damage. To protect your lot against snow plows, make sure your parking lot is cleaned and rid of any loose objects (i.e....
FEMA Snow Load Safety Guidance

FEMA Snow Load Safety Guidance

Warning Signs of Overstress Conditions during a Snow Event Overstressed roofs typically display some warning signs. Wood and steel structures may show noticeable signs of excessive ceiling or roof sagging before failure. The following warning signs are common in wood,...