With “Snowmageddon 2015” heading our way, we remind all home owners to stay safe – including when it comes to removing heavy snow loads from roofs and tree branches.
It’s difficult enough to shovel snow on a driveway or path. Add height and unstable, slippery surfaces to that, and you have a recipe for disaster.
Snow removal from a roof or tree should always be left to the professionals.
Safety is the number one consideration when shoveling snow off roof tops. We strap on our climbing gear before getting up on a roof and ensure that we’re properly tied in; that way, if anyone slips there’s no chance of falling off the roof.
While we’re up there, we’ll also remove ice dams that are backing up into your walls and windows from all the snow.
Don’t try this yourself! We only get up on your roof when we’re fully protected with all the necessary safety gear.
As for trees that are weighed down with snow or ice, don’t stand underneath and poke at the branches with a broom or shovel. All of that snow can easily cause the branch to snap and land right on top of you. You’d be surprised how many people do this! So leave it to the professionals if you’re worried that the snow load will damage the tree.