Roofer offers tips to prevent collapses

Roofers say chipping away the ice in storm

Roofers say chipping away the ice in storm drains will prevent roof collapses. (February 17, 2014 6:10 PM)

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Roofers are offering tips to homeowners to prevent roof collapses in the wake of last week's snowstorms.

Heavy snow and ice have brought down roofs throughout the Hudson Valley, including at a retreat center in Stony Point and a sports complex in Nanuet.

Tom O'Grady, of Affordable Roofing in Valley Cottage, says the problem is ice clogging storm drains. The ice gives the melting snow...

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