The accumulation of snow on the rooftop can be troublesome. You want to make sure that the accumulated snow doesn’t get too heavy for your roof to carry. At the same time, you want to keep your roofing system safe by reducing the possibility of ice dams forming. So removing the accumulation is a great way of doing both of these.
But just because you can do it doesn’t mean that you should remove the snow by yourself. That’s because of the inherent dangers posed by getting on top of an uneven surface that’s slick with slush. In this post, Mobley Brothers Roofing and Renovation will explore why you shouldn’t attempt DIY snow removal from your roof.
Lack of Equipment
You probably don’t have the proper equipment, so if your roofing system is a good distance from the ground, then you would need a particularly long rake to drive snow from the roof to the ground. That said, you would have to prevent your rake from scraping the rooftop, especially if you have asphalt shingles. The rake can easily shave the granules coating your asphalt shingles, which will reduce their effectiveness as your home’s protection from the elements.
Lack of Training
Roof snow removal is also a question of training, not just equipment. You can hurt yourself or make your roof problems worse if you don’t know what you’re doing. DIY work could also void your roof warranty, forcing you to pay more for repairs than snow removal, which you could have hired a pro to do from the start.
If you’ve got a snowed-in roof that needs to be cleared from the top of the roof itself, don’t hesitate to call a professional for help. At Mobley Brothers Roofing and Renovation, we’ve got the skills you need for clearing your rooftop of snow and even residential roof replacement. Give us a call at (865) 216-3274 (Knoxville) or (615) 906-1195 (Nashville). You can also fill out our contact form for a consultation. We serve clients in Knoxville and Lebanon, TN.