Removing Snow from your Roof
It’s that time of year again where the residents of Michigan look forward to the snow and all the wonderland like adventures we might take. But with all the upsides of snow, there is also the downside of a big snowstorm and how it will affect your roof. If you are thinking of trying to remove some snow from your roof we have put together five snow removal do’s and don’ts to help you complete the task safely.
Five DONT’S of Removing Snow from your Roof
DON’T remove heavy layers of snow or ice by yourself if you aren’t confident in how to do it or if you have not done it before. Taking snow off your roof can be dangerous especially if it also has ice on it.
DO NOT try and climb on your roof and clean it off.
DO NOT use any sharp tools to clean your roof. This can damage your roof.
DO NOT try and climb a ladder when removing snow- it can get icy and you could slip and fall and hurt yourself if you do not have a professional ladder.
DO NOT try to melt snow or ice off your roof with any form of heat, this can actually lead to more ice being created and damage your roof further.
Five DO’S of Removing Snow from your Roof
DO remove the snow from the edges of your roof.
DO use plastic roof snow tools like a snow rake.
DO try and get the snow away from drain downspouts, gutters, or ventilation openings if you are able to reach them without putting yourself in a dangerous situation.
DO contact an outside company for help if you don’t feel confident in removing the snow without damaging your roof or hurting yourself.
We hope that these tips help you feel more confident in keeping your roof damage-free during the winter season here in Grand Rapids, MI.
Our professionals at Jobson Roofing are here to help you make the best decisions for one of your biggest investments, your home. We’ve been serving the Greater Grand Rapids area for decades , and we’re ready to help you! Whether it’s time to repair, inspect, or replace your roof, we’re looking forward to making the experience successful and enjoyable for you.
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