Finding someone to clear the snow off your business’s roof is harder than you think. The job is so tasking many snow removal services don’t provide it.
The winter weather is still causing problems for businesses left and right. The Bisman Community Food Co-op made calls out to 10 snow removal services to get the snow off their roof.
Troy Ricciarei of the co-op says, “Two had called back and said that they don’t do rooftop snow removal. And the two that he had seen advertise rooftop snow removal have not called us back. It has been about two weeks.”
The snow already causing problems inside the grocery store. There is water leaking — damaging a small part of their product.
“I am worried about continued water damage, water infiltrating the roof system and weakening that structurally. And then obviously the safety of our customers with, you know, having water on the floor.”
We made a few calls and found out the co op wasn’t the only one with snow piled on their roof. Kirkwood Mall has one serious drift on one part of their roof that’s so tall, it could swallow me whole.
“So, it’s like seven feet tall, 50 foot wide, and 120 feet long drift that we have to get off our roof,” said Joe Duperre, general manager of the mall.
Kirkwood mall is having the same problem finding people for the job. Duperre is looking into a few local places that will hopefully get rid of the snow.
“You gotta take care of your roofs and that’s probably why a lot of people in the city are calling these companies to get their roofs taken care of. You just don’t want that access weight up there.”
Both the Co-op and the mall don’t have any major concerns for the structure of their buildings and are hoping to get the snow removed as soon as possible.
Duperre mentioned that they may need the help of a crane to get all of the snow off their roof.