Managing snow on roofs during a typical Canadian winter can pose several unique challenges. Between snow drifting from nearby surfaces, uneven accumulations, and issues around freeze and thaw cycles, understanding how snow accumulation behaves on a roof is crucial. Especially when it becomes a question of the safety for building occupants and passers-by.
Whether it's a motorcycle, car, tractor, or skidder, the destruction of vehicles by fire can pose a real problem. Fortunately, with the right methods and tools, it can be solved. Here's a look at the investigative work required to shed light on this mystery.
As Canadians, we often do not give much thought to the cold, and expect our every day items to hold up to the extreme temperatures. However, as Edmonton is seeing this week, many things might not be up to the task.
When overnight temperatures start dropping and winter settles in, many Canadian drivers begin using block heaters to keep their engines warm overnight. Using block heaters, however, can lead to vehicle and structure fires.
The term “out of sight, out of mind” commonly applies to several areas of a house including roofs, attics and crawl spaces, which are often ignored for long periods of time. In areas of high moisture levels, wood components within a crawl space are susceptible to structural damage due to rot. Additionally, insect and vermin activity can go unnoticed.
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