It is important to remove snow and ice from your roof as even the strongest roofs can develop structural problems and form leaks from snow damage. The main problem that occurs is when snow melts and re-freezes, resulting in more weight from the ice that forms. If this happens too often without getting shoveled the roof could end up caving in to your home along with all of that snow and ice. The first thing to take into consideration is safety. Before climbing up onto your roof you must first evaluate the situation. A steep or angled roof may not be safe to walk on, so make sure that your roof is stable and flat. You should also feel comfortable with getting on top of your roof to further ensure your safety.
Wearing the proper attire will help this process go much easier, so wear thick soled boots with gripping bottoms that also have insulation to keep your feet warm and dry. Your clothing should also keep you warm without inhibiting your range of motion. Wearing the appropriate clothing will make it much easier to get around on your roof, and even gloves, a hat, and scarf are going to help. In the event you should slip and fall off your roof, attaching a safety rope to yourself will prevent any serious injury from happening. Make sure you attach the end of the rope to a place above you, and use a harness or safety belt similar to the ones used in rock climbing. This equipment can be found at any outdoor camping retailer and you will be very thankful to have the extra safety.
When you finally start, you are going to want to shovel gently to avoid scratching the roof's surface coating. Be sure to use a lightweight shovel with a telescoping handle, and shovel to about an inch within the roof's surface. Any remaining snow on the roof can be removed using a stiff broom. Watch for people, shrubs and power lines when shoveling to avoid harming them. Once the snow is cleared from your roof you may carefully make your way back down to the ground. It is a dangerous task to shovel snow off your roof, so be sure to hire a professional if you do not feel comfortable performing it yourself. Or you can use a roof rake to safely shovel your roof from the safety of the ground, especially if you have a slanted roof. Personal safety is important and some of your best tools are good judgment and common sense. Call To Get Your Roof Shoveled Today!!