Ice and snow may look different from water but they are still the same substance. You don’t have to be a professional roof replacement and repair contractor to know that water is the number one enemy of almost all types of roofs. So this winter, it may come across your to-do list to get rid of the snow and ice that has accumulated on your roof. But is this actually necessary? If it is, can you do it yourself?
Roof snow removal is actually essential, particularly if your roof is prone to ice dams. Ice dams are a common winter problem for many roofs because it prevents water from flowing into the gutters. However, getting up on your roof to get rid of the ice and snow can be risky. Our experts at Home Pro Exteriors offer the following tips on how to fix this common winter problem.
Why Snow Is Dangerous
Aside from the formation of ice dams, the added weight snow can put on your roof is risky. Flat roofs are even more vulnerable to structural problems because, unlike sloped roofs, they have no means of getting rid of snow on their own. Falling icicles and solid snow might even cause damage to the rest of your home, requiring you to need siding or window replacement prematurely.
Can You DIY Snow Removals?
It is possible to remove the snow on your roof by yourself, but before you decide to do so, you should be aware of the risks. If it involves you getting up on the roof yourself, you are risking accidents to happen. You might even cause some damage to your shingles if you do it improperly.
What Is the Best Solution?
Ask your local roofing contractor about their snow removal services. Having a professional carry out this task is not only safe, but it is also convenient. Next time you’re due for a maintenance inspection in winter, talk to your contractor about removing snow as well.
Keep your roof safe and sound all winter long with the help of our roofing professionals at Home Pro Exteriors. Give us a call at (845) 343-1777 or fill out our contact form and request a free estimate today. We serve homeowners in Newburgh, as well as other surrounding NY areas.