Melting Ice Treacherous for Roofers
"There's a thin layer of ice that builds up in the winter that tends to have more risks of falling," he said.
For those working under a roof, avoiding the falling snow and ice is key.
"We figure the ice weighs between 10 to 16 pounds per square foot, so you get a three by three piece of ice, you talk about close to 100 pounds. That could easily kill somebody," said roofer Dan Watkins.
Since much of the snow and ice had yet to fall by Thursday, roofers like Dan Robb took some necessary precautions.
"It just kind of depends on the conditions at the time, like the snow and ice," said Robb. "You use boards and stuff like that in order to safely get on."
Many roofing needs have come up due to the recent ice and snow storms, and roofers often keep working until the job is done.