Welcome to Windward Roofing & Construction, your trusted partner in ensuring the safety and integrity of your commercial or industrial building in Chicago, IL. With over three decades of experience, we understand the unique challenges that the snowy Chicago winters pose to buildings, and we are here to provide top-notch snow removal services to keep your property safe and functional.
Winter in Chicago brings a picturesque snow-covered landscape, but it also presents significant challenges for property owners, particularly in terms of managing snow accumulation on roofs and premises. Heavy snowfall can exert immense pressure on your building’s structure and integrity, potentially leading to costly damage if not addressed promptly and effectively.
At Windward Roofing & Construction, we recognize the importance of efficient snow removal to mitigate these risks. Our specialized snow removal services are designed to alleviate the burden of snow accumulation, ensuring your property remains safe, secure, and operational during the winter months.
The Importance of Professional Snow Removal
Snow and ice accumulation can pose a range of threats to your building, including:
Structural Damage: The weight of accumulated snow can strain the building’s structure, potentially causing structural damage, leaks, or even a collapse in extreme cases.
Safety Hazards: Accumulated snow and ice can create hazards for pedestrians and vehicles, leading to accidents and injuries.
Ice Dams: Melting and refreezing snow can form ice dams, preventing proper drainage and causing water to seep into the building.
Blocked Vents and Drains: Snow buildup can block vents and drains, affecting the building’s ventilation systems and causing potential water damage.
Our Comprehensive Snow Removal Services
At Windward Roofing & Construction, we offer a range of snow removal services tailored to meet the specific needs of commercial and industrial buildings in Chicago:
Roof Snow Removal
Our expert team utilizes specialized equipment to safely and efficiently remove snow from your roof, reducing the risk of structural damage and ice dam formation.
Parking Lot and Sidewalk Clearing
We clear snow from parking lots and sidewalks to ensure safe access for your employees, customers, and visitors, minimizing slip and fall accidents.
Ice Melt Application
We apply ice melt products strategically to prevent ice formation and ensure walkways and high-traffic areas are safe and ice-free.
Our team clears drainage systems of snow and ice, allowing proper water flow and minimizing the risk of water damage to your building.
Emergency Response Services
In the event of heavy snowfall or a snow-related emergency, our rapid response team is available 24/7 to address your immediate snow removal needs.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: When is the best time to schedule snow removal services?
A: The best time to schedule snow removal services is before or immediately after a snowfall, ensuring that the snow is cleared promptly to prevent accumulation and potential damage.
Q: Is roof snow removal necessary for all buildings?
A: Yes, roof snow removal is essential for all buildings, especially in regions with heavy snowfall like Chicago. It prevents structural damage and the formation of ice dams.
Q: How often should parking lots and sidewalks be cleared of snow?
A: The frequency of clearing parking lots and sidewalks depends on the rate of snowfall. In heavy snowfall areas like Chicago, it’s advisable to clear these areas multiple times during a snow event to maintain safety.
Q: What are the potential risks of delaying snow removal for a commercial building?
A: Delaying snow removal for a commercial building can lead to various risks, including excessive roof load, structural damage, compromised building safety, blocked exits, and potential liability due to accidents caused by slippery surfaces.
Q: Are there any environmental considerations in your snow removal services?
A: Yes, at Windward Roofing & Construction, we are committed to environmentally responsible practices. Our snow removal methods aim to minimize environmental impact by using eco-friendly ice melt products and adhering to proper disposal procedures for snow and ice removed from your property.
Q: How do you ensure the safety of your team during snow removal operations?
A: Safety is our top priority. Our team is trained in safe snow removal techniques and uses appropriate safety equipment. We assess the site for potential hazards and plan our approach accordingly. Additionally, we monitor weather conditions to ensure the safety of our team during operations.
Effective snow removal services are paramount for maintaining the safety, structural integrity, and functionality of commercial and industrial buildings during the winter months, particularly in snow-prone areas like Chicago. Trust the expertise of Windward Roofing & Construction to provide reliable and professional snow removal solutions, ensuring your property remains protected and accessible throughout the winter season. Contact us today to schedule your snow removal services and experience peace of mind this winter.