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Friday, December 11, 2015

How to Safely Remove Snow from Your Roof

Phil's Main Roofing 
26 Fitch Street, Norwalk CT
(203) 838-4545
www.philsmainroofing.com
 
 

Once winter officially arrives, you can almost always guarantee that there will be snow in Connecticut. Although snow looks light and fluffy, large amounts of it can damage your roof if it’s not removed.

Snow removal requires the proper tools and guidelines to ensure that your roof stays in top shape for the winter. That being said, below are a few tips to keep in mind when it snows:

Skip the shovel - You might think that using your snow shovel is the best tool for removing snow from our roof when the truth is it can possibly damage your shingles. As snow blower can be dangerous as well, so use a roof rake insted and be gentle with your roof.

Avoid sprinkling salt - When your walkway is covered in ice, you probably sprinkle some salt to avoid accidental slipping. But when it comes to your roof, avoid applying salt products to your roof as this can discover your shingles.

Stay alert - When removing snow on your own, be sure to look out for any large chunks of snow or ice that might unexpectedly slide off your roof, especially if you roof has a sleep slope. 

Hire a professional - If the snow is excessive, then snow removal might be tricky. If this is the case, your safest bet is to call a professional to get the job done, as this can be a dangerous and tricky job to tackle on our own.

Are you prepared to handle any snow that comes your way this winter? If at any time you feel like this job is more than you can handle, turn to Phil's Main Roofing for help! Our team of licensed roofers would be happy to assist and are fully equipped with the proper tools and techniques to remove the snow from your roof. For more information on how we can help, visit us at www.philsmainroofing.com or give us a call at (203) 838-4545 !

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