06:41AM | 01/26/04
Member Since: 01/25/04
3 lifetime posts
Should I go to to the trouble of taking the snow off my roof? Am I likely to do more damage by ruining shingles? Why cant I just let spring remove the snow??


01:25PM | 01/26/04
Member Since: 05/19/03
457 lifetime posts
How much snow you have on it?How old is the house and how old the roof is can be a big factor in all this


03:21AM | 01/27/04
Member Since: 01/21/03
66 lifetime posts
If ice-damming is not a problem on your roof, and the amount of snow is less than 1 ft., then by all means, leave it alone. However, if you have more than 1 ft., and your roof structure is "economically-built", then the weight of snow (45 lbs. per cubic foot) can stress a roof structure. The usual reason people want the snow off their roof is that they have poor insulation/ventilation which leads to ice-damming, which leads to interior damage.


07:26AM | 01/29/04
Member Since: 09/16/02
250 lifetime posts
If you determine you have to get the snow off your roof I wouldn't get up there. Go spend the money to buy a roof rake. They can't be that much money.




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