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Best Way To Get Rid Of Snow From Your Roof


Best way to get rid of snow from your roof

If you live in a snowy climate, you know that snow and ice on the roof can be a nuisance. Dumping snow off your roof can be dangerous and should only be done by professionals. However, there are some safer methods for removing it from the ground — especially if you’re worried about damaging your home.

The weight of snow and ice on a roof can be dangerous. Not only does the weight add to the stress, but it also increases the time it takes for your roof to dry after a storm. This can cause mold and mildew in your home, which is something you want to avoid at all costs.

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Ice dams are a common problem for homeowners, as they can result in water damage to your home. This occurs when the snow melts on the roof and then refreezes during the night. The dam prevents water from draining away from your roof, causing leaks in the ceiling below. Ice buildup is also common on fascia boards and soffits (the piece of trim above windows).

Roof Melt Vs Ice Melt

Many people have some confusion about these two terms. So let’s discuss roof melt vs ice melt. As the name suggests, roof melt refers to using ice melt on ice dams, icicles, snow buildup, and various patches of ice on a roof. Using roof melts leads to increased safety throughout your property, as icicles won’t endanger anyone, and you’ll find fewer spots on the ground directly beneath your roof.

You must keep a few essential things in mind while choosing the right ice melt for concrete and using it.

Roof Ice Melt Solutions

The most common types are calcium-based, sodium chloride-based, and magnesium chloride-based. 

Calcium-based products are not safe for shingles and metal roofs, and synthetic roofing membranes (such as TPO). Sodium chloride-based products can corrode metal gutters and downspouts. Magnesium chloride is also not safe for roofing materials like fiberglass shingles or SBS (styrene bitumen) membranes.

There are several different types of roof ice melt wire, and they each work differently. Salt is cheap to use but can be harmful to your plants and animals. Calcium chloride is not safe for people and plants. Magnesium chloride is also NOT safe for people and animals and it’s even more expensive than calcium chloride.

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The best way to get rid of snow from your roof is to use a chemical-free ice melt. This will save you the time and effort it would take to do it yourself, and help prevent damage to your property during the winter months.

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