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Snow Safely: Tips for Removing Winter’s Blanket from Your Roof.

December 29th, 2023 | 1 min read

By Jeffrey Linta

Winter brings a picturesque scene of snow-covered landscapes, but when that snow accumulates on your roof, it can pose risks. Safely removing snow is crucial to prevent damage and ensure the well-being of your home. In this guide, we’ll share tips for safely removing snow from your roof, with an emphasis on using appropriate tools and methods.

1. Roof Rakes: The Gentle Giant of Snow Removal.

Invest in a roof rake, a specialized tool designed for safely removing snow from your roof. This extends your reach and allows you to clear snow without climbing onto the roof. Remember to work from the edge inward and downward to prevent excessive stress on your roof.

2. Avoid Sharp Tools: The Perils of Metal Shovels and Implements.

While it may be tempting to use metal shovels or sharp implements, these can damage your roof’s surface and shingles. Opt for plastic shovels or snow rakes with non-abrasive edges to minimize the risk of causing unintended harm while ensuring effective snow removal.

3. Safety First: Ground-Level Approaches.

Whenever possible, keep your feet on the ground. Utilize long-handled tools to remove snow while standing securely on the ground. This reduces the risk of slips, falls, and potential injuries associated with climbing onto the roof.

4. Delegate: Hire Professionals for Large Jobs.

For extensive snow accumulation or challenging roof designs, consider hiring professionals with the expertise and equipment to safely remove snow. They have the experience to navigate the unique challenges posed by different roof structures.

5. Monitor Snow Load: Be Proactive in Prevention.

Regularly monitor the snow load on your roof, especially after heavy snowfall. If the accumulation is reaching concerning levels, consider removing snow before it becomes a weighty issue. Proactive monitoring helps in preventing structural stress and potential damage.

6. Beware of Icicles: Handle with Care.

As you remove snow, be mindful of icicles that may form. Remove them cautiously to prevent injury, and consider implementing preventative measures such as installing heat cables to minimize ice formation.

Secure Your Home, Clear Your Roof!

Ensure the safety and integrity of your home by proactively managing snow accumulation on your roof. For professional assistance or to explore the best tools for snow removal, CONTACT US to connect with our experts. Don’t let winter’s blanket become a burden – take action now and keep your home safe and sound!

Jeffrey Linta

Jeffrey Linta is a 3rd generation roofer who grew up working in his family's roofing business (Linta Roofing, Inc.). He got his start tearing off roofs during the summer while attending North Myrtle Beach High School. Now running one of the most successful roofing businesses in the Grand Strand area, Jeffrey has lived and breathed roofing for his entire working career. Some of his accolades include GAF Master Elite Contractor, SC Safehome certified contractor, Group 5 SC Licensed Commercial Contractor, and GAF Master Commercial roofing contractor. Under his leadership, Linta Roofing, Inc. has served thousands of homeowners and business owners in the Grand Strand area. Linta Roofing achieved awards like the Sun News’s “Best of the Beach” and A+ Rating with the Better Business Bureau all while receiving hundreds of 5-star reviews year after year. Jeffrey is a Grand Strand born and raised local. When he is not running Linta Roofing, he spends time fishing with his wife Erica and walking the beach with his dog Dixie.