Keeping your roof clear of snow during the winter is an important part of your home’s maintenance. Excessive buildup of snow not only puts stress on your roof due to excessive weight, but can also cause ice dams to form on your roof, which can lead to extensive damage inside your home through leaks.
This is why it important not only to check for roof damage after a snow storm, but also take the proper steps to safely remove snow from your roof before it becomes a larger issue. Here is what you need to do in order to keep your roof (and your peace of mind) in the clear during winter weather.
Roof raking is your best option for ongoing care and maintenance for your roof during winter months. You can buy roof rakes at most hardware stores. When using a roof rake to remove snow from your roof, make sure to be safe. Do not stand where snow has a chance to fall on you, and do not climb on the roof in icy, dangerous conditions.
However, raking does have its limitations. For taller roofs, roofs with many angles and valleys, and roofs covered with large amounts of heavy snow, adequate snow removal can be difficult with a roof rake.
Contact a Professional
In most cases, you should contact a professional to remove snow from your roof. This is especially true if you see any sign of damage from snow on your roof. Our trained professionals can assess any damage and offer solutions to fix any problems before they become much larger issues down the road. Even if you do not see visible signs of damage, we can remove snow and problematic ice dams from your roof in order to prevent damage.
It can be dangerous to climb on your roof, especially in icy conditions, so it is best to hire a professional to remove snow from your roof. This way, you can have peace of mind that your roof is not in danger of damage due to snow and ice dam accumulation while remaining safe yourself.
Is snow piling up on your roof? Don’t wait before it becomes a serious issue or risk your own safety climbing on an icy roof. Instead, get in touch with us here at Rooftops Energy Solutions and enjoy the peace of mind that comes with hiring a professional.