After a recent snow storm, we have accumulated almost 3 ft of snow on our house and garage. We are suppose to receive another foot before the week is over. Does anyone know how much a house roof can take? Is it time to start shoveling? Our home was built in 1982 and is a very sound structure with properly pitched roofs. There have been some roof collapes in the area, but just weaker carports, older sheds, and flat mall roofs.

Any opinions or advice? We really don't want to do it if it isn't necessary, but of course will do it immediately if there is risk of collape.

Thanks for all advice.