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When Should You Start Removing Snow From The Roof?


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When it’s safe, you should remove snow from your roof. The safest time to remove snow from your roof is when the temperature is below freezing, and there is no precipitation forecast for the next 24 hours. If you wait until after a storm has passed, the weight of additional snow will be too much for your roof to handle. Let’s discuss this in detail. We will also discuss if you should melt ice on roof cables.

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  • Flat Roof

You don’t want to wait too long, especially if you live in an area with heavy snowfall. A larger amount of snow will put more pressure on your roof, which can cause it to cave in or leak.

  • Pitched Roof

If your roof has a steep pitch, it’s important to start removing snow as soon as possible after the storm. That’s because the weight of snow can cause damage to your roof and even lead to leaks. For example, if there are more than two feet of snow on your roof, you may need to remove it before it has a chance to build up.

How To Do That:

1. Use A Safe Ice Melt

You may already be familiar with the dangers of using salt and chemicals on your roof. They may damage shingles and cost you 100 times more. Safe Thaw has natural ingredients that comprise unique surfactants. It is a urea-modified product that is unlike any other in the market because of its safety for humans and pets. It also has ice-melting boosters that cut through the icy layer, making it easy for you to clear your roof. It contains special glycols. Salt pucks or chemical-based roof ice melt pucks rarely work and damage the roofs.

2. Spread It On The Entire Roof Surface

Once you shovel the extra snow, you can spread the ice melt liberally all over the roof to melt the ice and direct it towards the storm drains. It will work better if you use the ice melt before the snowfall to prevent the snow from sticking to the surface.

3. Don’t Spread Melt Ice On Roof Cables

Don’t try to melt ice on roof cables. Avoid using ice melt on cables directly. They are electrically charged and will not hold the ice melt pellets. Instead, if you see excess ice buildup, wear a rubber glove, wear rubber-soled shoes, and gently break the excess ice from the cables. Once the excessive ice is cleared off, you can wipe the cables with a cloth.

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The best time to remove snow from the roof is before it becomes a danger. If you don’t get the job done before it accumulates, the risk of injury is more.

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