The Do’s and Don’ts of Rooftop Snow Removal

Whether you’re hiring professionals for snow removal or doing it yourself (not recommended), we’re listing the things to watch out for and have created a list of Do’s and Don’ts.


  • Start from the edges and move your way to the top
  • Be mindful of metal tools during a removal process – (Avoiding power lines)
  • Use plastic tools such as snow rakes
  • Clear areas near fire escapes, emergency /egress windows, ventilation openings
  • Contact a roofing professional if the snow buildup is a concern to the safety of you and your home



  • First and foremost – if you are unsure how or where to begin when removing snow from your roof, avoid doing it yourself
  • Do not try to melt the snow or ice on your roof with an open flame or devices that allow you to do so
  • Do not use a typical ladder to lift yourself up on the roof – there are specialized ladders that are used primarily by professionals to remove snow
  • Avoid creating a snow pile on your roof – this only creates concentrated weight and runoff can overflow your gutter system

If you’re hesitant to remove snow from your roof, call a trusted professional. Don’t risk your safety or the safety of your home this winter season.

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I’m very pleased with the work done by Revive Restoration. Everything accomplished without a hitch. I would recommend them highly for any roofing job, mine looks fantastic! Micky did the communication with Insurance company which made it all very simple for me. I was pleasantly surprised at how easy it was for me. Thanks Revive Restoration for a job well done!

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Very late season and last minute scheduling on my part. Tear off & re-shingle of three roofs. Looks very nice! Clean-up could've been better, a few nails here & there and they missed cleaning the neighbors yard after the re-shingle (looks like they cleaned after tear-off though); the waste I picked out of neighbors yard was all new nails/trimming. Overall I'm satisfied with product and the service. Again the roofs look good. No damages noted.

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