Snow that accumulates on your roof during a severe winter storm may look beautiful, but it can cause damage if not removed promptly. Unfortunately, removing snow from your roof is not a safe or easy task. Read on as A1 Siding and Roofing, a leading local roofing and siding contractor, shares a few techniques you should practice when removing snow from your roof.
Use the Right Tools
A roof rake is the main tool used for snow removal. It allows you to get rid of snow from the ground rather than using ladders. When dealing with something slippery like snow, you should never climb up a ladder.
Another tool you could use is the shovel, for the larger amounts of snow piled up on your roof. This requires the help of a skilled roofer because of how dangerous it is to shovel hardened or melted snow.
If you decide to use a roof rake, you should stand at least five feet away from the roof while removing the gathered snow piles to avoid getting plowed by the raked snow. You should also carefully control how you rake the snow from your roof. To protect your vinyl siding, it’s always best to guide the snow away from your exterior walls and directly drop it onto the ground.
Seek Professional Assistance or Services
The safest and most effective way to remove snow from your roof is to hire an experienced professional to do it for you. They have the necessary tools and experience to do the job thoroughly, efficiently and safely.
A1 Roofing and Siding, the leading roofing installation company, has the team you need to guarantee effective snow removal or address other winter-related roofing or siding issue. You can call us at (603) 627-7339 for more information or fill out our contact form to receive a free project estimate. We serve homeowners in Manchester, NH.