ALBANY, N.Y. — With the recent snow and freezing rain in the Capital Region, fire officials say there is a greater chance of a roof collapse with little to no warning at all.
If you are worried about your own home, Pittstown Fire Rescue says the best way to prevent a collapse is keep an eye on the warning signs.
- Recent cracks in drywall or masonry
- Buckling interior walls
- Heads pushed down below ceiling tiles
- Doors and windows that are difficult to open
If you notice any of these signs, contact your local building inspector, fire department, or an engineer to check it out.