The repeated freeze and thaw of winter, especially when there has been snow, can damage your home’s roof. Roof rakes allow you to remove the snow from the roof while staying safely on the ground. Remember these tips to ensure snow removal is safe.
2. Beware of power lines. An aluminum roof rake is just as dangerous as a ladder around power lines.
3. Watch for icicles. They may be pretty, but they’re also dangerous if they fall from an eave. One cubic foot of ice equals about 62 pounds.
4. Gravity is real. The steeper the roof, the faster the snow will fall when you rake it.
5. Falling snow can damage shrubs. Protect plantings by covering them with plywood. You can also take off snow in small amounts to lessen the load of snow.