When you live in a place that has snowfall you should know about removing it from your roof. Snow removal is necessary to ensure the safety and security of the house. Snow can become extremely heavy and if it is left on the roof to continue to build up the weight can lead to a collapse. That means that your entire roof and home is at risk if it is left. You need to be sure that you know what you are doing so that you don’t cause more damage to your roof. The first thing is that removing snow from your roof is dangerous. You can be injured if you are not sure how to do it, what tools to use and what safety equipment is needed. You can also cause more damage to your roof that may need to be repaired. It is a great idea to only use a professional service when dealing with snow removal.
Nickerson Roofing Lists Mistakes to Avoid & Ways to Safely Clean Snow Off Your Roof
Use The Right Rooftop Snow Removal Equipment: Some people think that you can really use any kind of stick or shovel to remove the snow from your roof. The problem is that if you use some tools you could be damaging your roof. You want to make sure that you are using a rake for a roof that has a pitch. It will help pull the snow off the roof and won’t cause damage to the shingles and tiles.
Remove Snow in Stages: When you are dealing with removing snow you want to take it off in the right order. You can’t just get up on the roof and go for it. You need to have a plan to remove the snow in a particular order. Make sure that you start at the edge and work your way towards the middle. It is also a good idea to pull off the snow like a shave. You move off the snow but not all the way down to the shingles or tiles to ensure that they are not damaged. When you are cleaning off a flat roof you cannot slide the snow off the edge so be sure to scoop it off and over the edge away from the building.
Unclog the Gutters & Downspout: You want to get the snow off the roof but do not forget to also clear the gutters and downspout as well. They need to be cleared of all debris and that includes snow! Be careful when cleaning out the gutters because they can easily be pulled off and damaged.
Do Not Use Electrical Heat to Melt Snow: One thing that you may think about using is a heat gun, blow dryer or other heat source to try and melt the snow. This is a terrible idea since most of the heat is electrical and that plus water is a really bad combination. Be sure that you steer clear of any electrical lines that may be near the roof as well.
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If you are in need of snow removal from your roof, you want to be sure that you use a professional. We have the experience to safely remove and also prevent snow from your rooftop to help protect your home. Contact us for all your roofing needs!