Just can't believe the first pic is real, the weight and load of that snow should flatten that house.
Here, we have different codes to build to depending on the snow load for the area you live in.
I used to live where we had a lot of snow, and we never once shoveled our roof, even if it snowed 40 feet that winter.
Even settled, and compacted during warmer spells, the snow would still be over 15 feet high on the roof. It was never a concern.
I loved the times we got heavy snowfalls, especially the 13 feet that fell in 6 days one time. Snowmobiling to the store about 10 kms away for stuff, which was low on supplies by day 3. They were completely out of milk, bread, meat and such by day 4. They had some some chips and canned goods left was about all. I snowblowed out my driveway 3 times a day, and about 100 feet of road on either side of my driveway.
I knew if I let it build up for too long my Honda snowblower would never get through it otherwise, its only a 9hp model.
I also made a walking path the full length of our road for people to walk on, and kept clearing the driveways of the 3 elderly people on my street, that could not clear their own places. A few eighbours were also borrowing my snowblower to keep their driveways from getting too plugged up.Most could run it themselves.
I never went to work for 5 days, I just closed up, and called my employees and told them to all ignore work until I called them back with a reopening time.
I burned up almost 35 gallons of gas in my snowblower that week.
When the power went out, we cooked on the wood heater, and heated our water on it to. Fired up the generator about 4 times a day to plug in a few lights, and run the fridge & freezer to keep food from spoiling.
When I was not using my generator myself, it was running nearly non stop at neighbours houses. Burned up about 50 gallons of gas in it in just 4 days
Thankfully i had just filled up my pickups gas tank, as i kept syphoning gas from it to power stuff.
Eventually had my truck down to near the empty mark, so was getting gas from several of the neighbours that were using my genny, and who were also borrowing my snowblower.
I learned after that, and when winter was coming I kept no less than 8 full 5 gallon jerry cans of gas in the back shed.
Wish I had thought at the time that my boat was nearly full of gas to, and I could have syphoned it dry if need be.
Do a search of snowfalls in Revelstoke BC for info.