For those who do not feel comfortable on their roofs or who have slanted roofs it is definitely not a good idea to attempt shoveling the snow off.
Roof shoveling safety.
Shoveling snow off the roof will require a snow shovel a ladder push broom and a roof rake.
Extenders are available if you need them.
Above the roof edge so you ll have something to hang on to as you step onto.
Wear boots that are slip resistant spike shoes for example warm clothes a suitable jacket and gloves.
Check with a roofing contractor before using mechanized equipment on the roof to ensure the equipment.
Remove snow uniformly across the roof.
A roof rake is a good option as it allows the homeowner to stand on the ground and rake the snow from a slanted roof.
Here are a few pointers to make it easier and safer.
Shoveling snow off the roof is a dangerous job.
Don t let snow pile too high.
Along with these necessities be sure to dress appropriately for the task.
To prevent unbalanced loading during snow removal workers should.
If possible avoid carrying anything up the ladder.
Ensure that powered equipment is not used within 15 feet of any roof edge.
Avoid making snow piles on the roof.
Shoveling or raking a roof without using the proper procedures can also increase the risk of roof collapse by creating an unbalanced load on the roof.
In many cases you can clear away enough snow from ground level using a roof rake pictured above or from off a ladder.
Use required fall protection.
Use a helper and a bucket tied to a rope to hoist up tools and.
If you don t step foot on the roof your odds of injury are much lower and you can often minimize the need for shoveling by applying deicer along the eave.