Ok, my logical mind says "this house has been here for over 180 years, and snowfall totals are less now than they used to be"...but then the OTHER voice is having a mini-fit over the 28" of snow and ice we've gotten in the last 24 hours. I'm shuddering to think what that clinging mess must weigh, and perhaps more important...does modern insulation reducing heat loss, cause increase in snowload that could be dangerous to an old slate roof? I'm worrying over the idea that, prior to modern insulation, the heat escaping thru the roof would likely have caused faster melt & faster shedding. It's all nice and wonderful to see that my heating dollars are not making an immediate exit, but it's making me wonder: at what price? Input & discussion as always, greatly appreciated!