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One crucial aspect of winter maintenance is the proper removal of snow from your roof. Join us this month as your NH roofers from Exclusive Service Group explore the importance of snow removal, signs that indicate it’s time to clear your roof, and the safest methods to do so.

Why Remove Snow from Your Roof? 

Snow accumulation on your roof can pose serious risks to the structural integrity of your home. Here’s why timely removal is essential:

Weight Concerns 

Snow is deceptively heavy, and when it accumulates, it can add significant weight to your roof. Excessive weight can lead to structural damage or even collapse.

Ice Dams Formation

When snow melts and refreezes, it can form ice dams along the edges of your roof. These dams can prevent proper drainage, leading to water seepage and potential interior damage.

Protecting Gutters and Downspouts

Excessive snow can block gutters and downspouts, preventing proper water drainage. This can result in water damage to your home’s foundation.

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Signs It’s Time to Remove Snow

Visible Sagging 

If you notice visible sagging or bowing in your roof, it’s a clear indication of excess weight. Act promptly to remove the snow.

Cracking Sounds 

Unusual cracking or popping sounds coming from your roof may indicate stress on the structure due to the weight of the snow.

Interior Leaks

Water stains or leaks on your ceilings could mean that melting snow is finding its way into your home. Address the issue by removing the snow and fixing any potential leaks.

Safe Snow Removal Methods 

When it comes to removing snow from your roof, safety is paramount. Here are some methods to ensure a safe process:

Use a Roof Rake 

A roof rake with an extended handle allows you to remove snow from the ground. Gently pull the snow down without standing on the roof.

Professional Snow Removal Services 

For larger roofs or areas that are hard to reach, consider hiring professionals with experience in safe snow removal practices.

Avoid Using Metal Shovels 

Metal shovels can damage your roof’s surface. Opt for plastic shovels or snow rakes designed for roof use.

Clear Gutters and Downspouts 

Ensure that gutters and downspouts are free from ice and snow to prevent water backup.

 

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In need of roofing services this winter season? You can rely on our NH roofers from Exclusive Service Group to get the job done with great quality and precision. For more information on our complete list of services, check out our website or give our team a call today!

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