I am keeping a running tab of the indoors and barns collapsing around the area. Between CT, MA, NH, and RI, I have counted 26 collapses. It breaks my heart to hear the stories; the horses must have been so frightened. There have been some equine deaths and both equine and human entrapments but miraculously from what I have heard, everyone escaped harm in most of the cases.
My husband and I were discussing this week if we needed to worry about the roof on our house. We have a one-level ranch built in 1961 that has wooden trusses supporting the roof and a 3:1 pitch. These stats are worrisome because wooden structures and 3:1 pitched roofs are what has been commonly collapsing. Lucky for us, our house is in full sun the entire day and the snow has been melting off of it at a good pace. Still I worry, and when I lay in bed at night I listen hard for any creaking sounds.
Has anyone had to remove snow off their roof in fear that it may be structurally unable to take the load?