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Old January 2nd, 2018, 03:44 PM #1
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What the best tool to use for snow on the roof?

Seems to be a timely topic. I've watched a bunch of u-tube vids on this and looks like most have a home made contraption of some sort. I'm all for saving money but I'd rather not nuke my shingles in the process of using my trusty double-barreled, hi-cap snow slayer I just made-up in the garage.

Single story home, peaked roof.

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Old January 2nd, 2018, 03:46 PM #2
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Flame thrower and antimony.

Seriously, a lot depends on how much. I've seen snow "rakes" that allow you to throw the "rake" up on the roof, then pull down snow a section at a time.

I've known folks to get up there with a snow shovel too...just push it off. Made sense to me twenty years ago...wouldn't consider it myself now.

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leaf blower or just leave it
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This. Has the angle to get the snow and has the guides on the bottom so not to mess up your shingles. Got one after the multiple blizzards about 10 years ago. Works good, just remember to wear your snow suit when pulling all that snow down.
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Block of C4. May need a new roof but the snow will be gone.
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leaf blower or just leave it
+1 leave it.. unless we get snow like up north.. in feets instead of inches.
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If you have a newer roof with an ice guard layer and decent pitch, then just let it melt, attempting to clear it is more likely to damage it than a little snow. If your roof is flat and crappy then a soft foamie Roof Rake from Homey Depot will help you clear a couple feet along the bottom, really all you need to keep gutters clear and prevent ice damming. Outside of a rare Snowpacalypse over a couple feet, there isn't much if any danger from the weight.
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