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

Nov 28, 2019Blog, Ice Dams, Roofing

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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