Blue Sky on Snow Covered Butcher Shop
The winter weather has broken. Temperatures above zero, mostly, predicted for the future until next winter. Blue skies.
The butcher shop, shown in the photo above, has a flat roof, which is less than usual for our climate. People tend to think of dumping the snow because of the weight. I do the opposite.
Snow has valuable insulation properties keeping both the winter winds and the sun off the roof. The sun heats roofs which warms the wrong structure and the heating cooling cycle causes decay of the structure. The wind, well it’s just cold, stealing heat from us unnecessarily. By designing our roofs to retain snow we are protected from our extremes of weather.
Outdoors: 24°F/0°F Sunny
Tiny Cottage: 64°F/60°F
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