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How to Properly Remove Snow From Your Roof

Removing Snow from Roof
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When the snow comes in feet, we all know the importance of getting snow off the roof. But not doing it properly may be even more dangerous for you and the roof.  Jeff Miller with Cornell Cooperative Extension shares Snow Removal Do’s and Don’ts.

A couple of engineers from Cornell University wrote an article on the proper removal of snow from a roof.  Some of the key points are:

  • Remove snow equally from each side so roof stays balanced.
  • Remove snow in small sections of the roof.
  • Don’t start at the top and push snow to the bottom of roof.

Wooden structures will usually show signs of stress with bowed beams, but metal buildings may collapse without warning.  Read the entire article and get visual tips on properly removing snow from any roof at Cornell’s website.

SOURCE:  Cornell Cooperative Extension – Jeff Miller

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