Collapsing roofs. Structural damage. Slippery parking lots and walkways. If you're a property owner or manager, winter storms can be a liability, causing severe damage to your building and injury to your tenants and your employees. But there are many steps that can help to storm-proof your building well before the first snowfall.
With more and more stories about collapsed roofs and severe building damage caused by major winter storms, you can't be too careful when it comes to protecting yourself and anyone occupying your building. Putting a plan in place today will help protect your property, your tenants and your reputation when the next storm hits.
Once the storm has ended, make sure to thoroughly inspect the building for any signs of distress. If you think there is any structural distress, consult with the local municipality office or a structural engineer before allowing tenants to re-occupy the building. These additional steps can also help protect yourself and your tenants:
For additional information contact your local Loss Control Services risk engineer.