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Should You Remove Snow From Your Roof?

The roof protects your home, your family, and your most valuable assets. During winter, snow forming on your roofs is one of the most common dilemmas faced by homeowners. Removing snow from your roof takes a lot of time, effort, and safety precautions. You might be wondering if you should remove it yourself, wait for the snow to melt naturally, or ask for help from a trusted professional roofing contractor.

The Dangers of Leaving Snow on Your Roof

An ice dam is a ridge of ice that is found near the roof’s edge. It prevents melting snow from draining to your gutters. Some roofs are exposed to ice dams, and you can only remove them from the roof’s overhang when the ice is 6 inches or more. The water from your ice dam can cause possible leaks and damage to your ceilings, insulation, and walls. 

Roofs are designed to support heavy loads of snow especially if you’re living in a place that experiences harsh snowstorms. Therefore, maintaining a good quality roof is a priority to avoid damage. With the help of a roofer, removing snow from your roof will be easier. 

Can I DIY Roof Cleaning?

If you’re planning to go DIY, use a roof rake to safely remove the snow. The proper way to do it is to stand on the ground, and use the rake with a pole extension to reach the edge of your roof. However, we advise checking the ground first just to make sure it is not slippery.  You can’t guarantee your own safety if you attempt DIY, therefore we suggest you seek professional roofers for help. 

As a professional roofing company, we care about our clients and want them to experience roofing or home repair projects as efficiently and affordably as possible. That means leaving the job to us while you sit back, relax, and look forward to a job well done.

If your home or business roof is due for replacement, you can also check our selection of quality roofs from trusted brands like GAF, Owen Corning®, and TAMKO®. Our roofs are made of all kinds of materials including asphalt shingles, TPO, modified bitumen, and metal. 

All American Roofing is a fully licensed and certified roofing company to perform our work on roofs and has been in the business for more than 30 years. Call us at (888) 786-0400 or fill out our contact form for a consultation. We serve clients in Oklahoma City,  Tulsa, and Broken Arrow OK.