Snow Shoeing or Suing - Absolute Roof Solutions has Some Answers

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Some tips regarding legal liabilities in dealing with snowy roofs. Absolute Roof Solutions president, Doug Kerr gives some advice. Get a free booklet on choosing a roofing contractor and taking care of your roof - "Roofer Madness".

Vancouver has been buried with snow and ice for almost a week with no respite on the horizon yet and another dump coming next week.

Record cold temperatures are being noted around B.C. with the Arctic weather heading to more southern regions.

This brings to mind the question about snow on the roof – what do you do?

One experienced roofing contractor and author of “Roofer Madness”, Doug Kerr president of Absolute Roof Solutions warns of the legal liabilities on dealing with your snowy or icy roof.

“Do handle your roof, but don’t take risks. Injuries can happen when you least expect it causing broken bones or worse. A fall from a roof can be fatal. Only professionals with the correct safety gear should be anywhere near your roof,” says Kerr. “Following these tips will safeguard you from injury or suits.”

Absolute Roof Solutions celebrated its 10th year as one of Vancouver and surrounding areas best roofing contractor. “Our dedication to superior workmanship and quality products has been our promise to our customers,” added Kerr.

Here’s a list of do’s and don’ts:

  • Don’t let the snow cause you legal litigation
  • Don’t shovel the roof yourself it could cause damage to your roof
  • Don’t go on a roof without proper safety gear you could cause serious injuries
  • Don’t hire the neighbour’s sons, you will be liable if they injure themselves on your property and if you do make sure you have WCB insurance coverage
  • Do call a professional roofer for consultation and handling your roof

For more tips on how to deal with your roof and find a roofer you can call Absolute Roof Solutions (604.263.0334) and get a FREE copy of “Roofer Madness.” Or click on their website to order a booklet

This informative booklet exposes you to all the in’s and out’s of how to hire the right roofing contractor – educational material for the home owner.


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