Winters are severe in this region of Ontario. Heavy snow and ice accumulations are damaging to roofs and structures, compromising their structural stability. Not only do an incredible number of (conventional) roofs collapse each winter, but countless others became susceptible to collapsing even after the snow is gone due to incurred damage.
This homeowner wanted a home that could be left for extended periods of time throughout the cold, harsh winters; without the constant worry of the snow on the roof collapsing his home or the sub-zero outside temperature affecting his home. There is no need to shovel off this roof. No worries about roof collapse or over loading, no matter the snowload. Because of its natural geothermal properties, this home can be left unattended, unheated without the worry of damage from frozen and burse water pipes and appliances. When this homeowner returns home after an extended trip during the winter months, he lights a fire, sits back and relaxes. Within an hour, his home is right back to the desired temperature and ready to enjoy.