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Snowy Missoula roofs can cause problems

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MISSOULA – One problem that can come about after our recent snow is structural issues with homes and buildings.

Snow and heavy ice sitting on the roof can lead to problems with our roofs over time.

Don Verrue with Missoula Development Services says that with Missoula building codes, homes can hold about 30 pounds per square feet on their roofs, however, he added that there are warning signs to be aware of during this time of year.

“Maybe some cracks in the drywall that are new... can't open a door or window... sometimes the roof will start leaking. That's when we recommend that you hire a structural engineer,” Verrue said.

Verrue added it is extremely dangerous to remove snow from our roofs this time of year and to call an expert if needed.

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