4 Interesting Facts about Snow Removal in West Vancouver

  January 18, 2018

As December rolls around and snow removal in West Vancouver becomes a necessary task once again, it’s not unusual to start thinking about our northern locale in a deeper way. The varied range in temperatures between the height of summer and the depth of winter gives Vancouverites all the benefits of the beach and the snowy mountains, but we must be prepared for the downsides to weather extremes too. To celebrate the mixed blessing that snowfall brings upon us at this time of year, we’ve compiled a list of 4 interesting facts about snow removal in West Vancouver for you to read and enjoy.

  1. Having snow on your roof is a good thing

If you notice that your roof has no snow after snowfall, then it might be some cause for concern. The frosted layer a snow flurry leaves on top of a house indicates that the house’s insulation is working, as there is no transfer of heat to melt the snow. If the snow melts quickly compared to neighbouring roofs, it might be time to investigate, as your insulation might need to be updated.

  1. Vancouver has the 2nd least amount of snowfall in Canada

Snow removal in West Vancouver doesn’t occur as much as in other parts of the country, considering the neighboring city of Vancouver has the 2nd least amount of snowfall after Victoria, B.C. That said, when it does snow, snow and ice-related problems can be even more serious because of lack of awareness and implementation of proper procedures to remove it.

  1. Failure to remove snow can result in a fine

If you own a property, or are the sole renter of a single occupancy home, it is your responsibility to clear up snow before 10am the morning after snowfall occurs. What many people are not aware of, is that failure to carry out proper snow removal in West Vancouver can actually result in a government-issued fine! The amount will depend on factors, such as the size of the building.

  1. Snowfall causes car accidents

Staying safe on the road is extremely important when the temperatures drop, as the chances of getting in a road accident due to snow and ice are significant. 30% of all motor accidents in Canada happen on snowy or icy roads every year, so snow removal from roads and vehicles in West Vancouver is necessary for staying safe.



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