Weight of Ice, Snow, or Sleet Insurance

Published: | Updated: August 21, 2016

Definition - What does Weight of Ice, Snow, or Sleet Insurance mean?

Weight of ice, snow, or sleet insurance is a type of coverage that provides protection against damage to property resulting from heavy winter weather. It may be a part of a basic policy or require a separate purchase.

Insuranceopedia explains Weight of Ice, Snow, or Sleet Insurance

More specifically, weight of ice, snow, or sleet insurance covers damage from winter storms, such as wind damage, damage from fallen trees, burst pipes and other damage caused by heavy snow, ice or sleet. For example, it would pay for repairs to a roof that breached or collapsed from the weight of snow, ice and sleet.

Property owners with property in areas susceptible to heavy winter weather may benefit from such coverage. They should also make sure whether the policy protects both the structure and its contents.


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