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How to Safely Remove Snow from Your Roof

1/2/2020 (Permalink)

Before removing snow from your roof, you'll want to be sure that you even have a valid reason to do so. If you're not sure how to determine this, please see our Should I Remove Snow From My Roof? article.

Before getting into the correct way of removing snow from your roof, here are a few things that you should NOT do to remove snow from your roof.

  1. If you don't feel fully comfortable removing large amounts of snow yourself, you should not attempt to do so.
  2. Do not use sharp tools. There are more effective ways to remove the snow, and this can actually damage your roof.
  3. This may seem obvious, but is worth noting: do not use a flame to melt the snow from your roof. This is a fire hazard.

Tips for Safely Removing Snow from Your Roof

  1. Start from the edge of your roof and work your way up from there.
  2. Use plastic snow removal tools designed for roofs. Avoid using metal tools, as these can cause damage to your roof.
  3. Try to avoid creating buildups of snow near any emergency exits, downspouts and ventilation openings.
  4. Once again, if you don't feel confident that you can safely remove the snow yourself, you should contact a professional to remove the snow for you. A roofing professional will have the necessary training and equipment to remove the snow efficiently and safely.

Contact Information:

We provide water damage restoration for roofs and home interior, no matter the size of the damage. If you have any questions about water damage, please do not hesitate to call the SERVPRO of Bend office at 541-385-7044. We service all of Central Oregon, including Bend, Redmond, Sisters, Sunriver, Madras, La Pine, Prineville and all of the surrounding areas.

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