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Roof on Storage Units Collapse Under Weight of Snow

by Kim Kilpatrick February 1, 2013 1:47 PM
During the month of January, record amounts of snow fell in Utah. It received 23.8 inches snowfall which is the most snowfall in January in seventeen years.

While ski resort owners delighted in the snow, it was a different story for one self storage owner. The roof of his facility in Roy, Utah, collapsed under the weight of heavy snow yesterday. Seven units were severely damaged. [More]

Snow Buildup on Roof Tops Could Be Problem For Storage Facilities in Cold Regions

by John Stevens January 31, 2011 8:37 AM
It’s a literally growing threat for businesses and residences in the Northeast and other snow-ridden areas of the United States. What to do with all that snow growing higher on roof tops as storms hit again and again, building up layers of snow and ice above our heads? For self storage businesses it is of particular concern because of the flat roofs the facilities feature. [More]