Preventive Maintenance for Farm Structures
Snow, high winds and cold temperatures are challenging winter conditions for farm structures. Our province can experience extreme weather conditions rain on top of existing snow, drifting snow and unbalanced snow loads on roofs can add to the stress already facing farm buildings from winter weather.
There are several structural factors that, along with winter weather, can cause roof and building damage. Damaged and deteriorated buildings and structures and a roof's slope and design all play a role in a building's stability.
Farmers need to regularly check on the condition of their buildings to maintain building stability and safety. We have some tips to help prevent damage in winter weather conditions.
Winter weather conditions can put stress on farm buildings and structures.
Important: Take all necessary safety precautions when working from ladders and at heights.
Make sure downspouts and other drainage components are able to direct water away from the structure.
Farm buildings and structures should be able to withstand a range of weather conditions. You can prevent damage to your buildings, and the items inside them, by making sure your buildings are strong and stable.
We encourage you to always use best management practices when working around livestock and farm buildings. We recommend that you check the condition of your buildings before roofs are under heavy loads.
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