Almost every building in North America is subject to severe weather, such as blizzard conditions, ice storms and severe cold. Not only do the center and north portions of the continent experience winter storms, but they have also occurred in areas as far south as Florida and Texas. The areas most vulnerable to damage are the southern portions of the country because they are not accustomed to long periods of prolonged cold weather.
Winter storms can bring a whole array of exposures to your buildings and operations. Some regions of the country have experienced record-breaking snowfalls in recent years, which in turn has increased the hazards of roof collapse. Can your building withstand large snow or ice accumulations?
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