Roof tops in many Westman communities have lots of snow and people should think about clearing some of that weight of their buildings.

 

Since early December several snow storms have hit the southwest part of the province leaving huge drifts and lots of snow. “We've had a few claims for snow damage to farm buildings but so far no residential claims” said Chad Reimer, owner of Southwest Agencies in Boissevain.

 

“For sure I think people should be getting the snow off of their roof tops.”

 

He says a few people have businesses going that will clear the snow off your roof and they charge a per house rate.

 

“Over Christmas at a family get together one of my cousins was there and he is a structural engineer. He said most homes are built to handle about two and a half feet of snow and I think many homes have roof top areas that are close to that figure now” said Reimer.

 

Reimer says most of the policies through his office do cover damage caused by snow load problems. “However I don't think people should wait and all of a sudden as one contractor put it wake up in a tomb of snow if the roof collapses.”

 

He says it is probably cheaper and more convenient to simply have the snow taken off your roof.

 

snow rooftop 2

More Local News

RCMP Report to November 21, 2017

The following is the RCMP report to November 21, 2017. This reporting period, police responded to the following calls for service. - 3 traffic violations - 3 traffic accidents - 5 provincial statute…

Soldier Dies While Training at CFB Shilo

A reservist based out of Winnipeg died on Saturday while training at Canadian Forces Base Shilo. Cpl. Nolan Caribou with the Royal Winnipeg Rifles of the 38 Canadian Brigade Group was found dead at…

Don't Forget Your Pets When The Temperature Falls

Now that the frigid temperatures are upon us, it's important to remember that your pets may need some special care during the cold weather. Dr. Tammy Dunbar from the Portage Veterinary Hospital says…

Teleconferencing Program Helps People Living With MS

Manitobans living with multiple sclerosis have another useful resource for getting information about the disease and how to cope with its symptoms. Ada Jane Okonkwo is the Community Connections…

Conservative’s Deputy Leader Visits Westman

A high profile conservative was in Western Manitoba on Friday after being invited by Brandon-Souris MP Larry Maguire to visit the region. Ontario MP Lisa Raitt said this was her fourth visit to the…

Municipalities Working To Save EMS Stations

A reeve in Western Manitoba says municipalities are putting together a plan they hope will convince the province to maintain ems stations. This past summer the Province of Manitoba announced plans to…

DiscoverWestman.com is Westman's only source for community news and information such as weather and classifieds.

Search the Biz Guide

Login