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The main reason you should keep your roof as snow-free as possible is that it’s crucial for preventing ice dams from forming on your roof. Ice dams can’t form without snow. If you’re able to prevent ice dams, you’re far more likely to prevent your roof from leaking and damaging the inside of your home.
Never walk on a snowy roof. Remove snow only when you are standing at ground level. There are two ways to do this:
The AvalancheA patented tool with a 16-foot-long handle called The Avalanche allows you to remain on the ground while removing snow. You push the wheeled device onto the roof, forcing it into the snow. A flexible plastic slide follows the device, allowing the dislodged snow to slide off of the roof.
Snow RakeSnow rakes are far less expensive and work on the same principle, without the plastic slide and wheels. At one end of a telescoping 17-foot aluminum handle is a plastic head that acts much like a garden hoe. You raise the rake and chop down into the snow, immediately pulling back to force the snow off of the roof.Snow rakes require more effort than The Avalanche because there is no plastic slide to ease the snow’s path down the roof.