Remove Snow from Your Roof in Spokane
Protect Your Family with Our Spokane Roofers
Snow and ice build-up on your roof can be dangerous. The heavy snow can cause either roof collapse, or can slide down your roof and onto people or property below. With Spokane's heavy snowfall, Heritage Roofing & Construction has provided snow removal services to hundreds of homes over the years.
Ask our team to keep your family safe by calling 509.412.3165.
Professional Snow Removing Services
While it's possible to remove the snow from your roof on your own, we never recommend that you attempt to do so. Our Spokane roofers practice numerous safety precautions that prevent serious injury caused by slips and falls in these sensitive conditions.
We especially do not recommend that you attempt to melt the snow using heaters. Water can be heavier than snow; without proper drainage, your roof may collapse under the pressure.
Other snow removal techniques that can cause more harm than good include:
- Salt, which kills your plants and damages your shingles
- Metal rakes, which can rip up your roof
- Heat coils, which tangle in ice dams and are incredibly expensive
Clear Your Roof Every Six Inches of Snowfall
Your roof can withstand about six inches of snow buildup before the snow becomes a safety concern. Ice dams can form when the snow builds higher, and these can be time consuming to remove. Keeping an eye on snowfall in your area is an excellent way to protect your property and your family from concerning snow buildup.
If the snowfall has been light and dry, you can manage the build-up by using a roof rake. Roof rakes are a good maintenance option for homeowners, since they are available with extension poles which do not require you to physically stand on your icy, treacherous roof.
Ask our Spokane roofers how to properly use this technique to keep your roof clear each snow season. Get your free estimate by calling 509.412.3165.