Why remove the snow or ice from my roof?
In short, too much weight on your roof will cause your roof to collapse. Also when there is a lot of snow on your roof, you may experience ice damming. Read more about what causes ice dams.
How much does ice weigh?
A one inch layer of ice weighs approximately 5lb per square foot. The average roof is approximately 2,500 – 3,500 square feet. That’s about 12,500lbs – 17,500lbs of ice! If you have ice damming, then you may have even more weight on your roof and could potentially have THOUSANDS of pounds in your gutters or bottom edges of your roof!
How much does snow weigh?
Meteorologists estimate that about 12 inches of snow is equivalent to one inch of ice. Wet and packed snow weighs more. So if you have 12 inches or more of snow on your roof you could have 12,000lbs plus on your roof!
How do I get the snow or ice removed from my roof?
That’s the easy part. Call us and have our snow removal team come out and take care of it for you. We can remove the snow from your whole roof or just the bottom edges. If you are having ice damming issues, we can take care of that also.