you shovel your roof, leave 2-3 inches of snow on it. If you shovel
down to the shingles, you may damage them. And, if you shovel in
an upward motion, you can rip or tear the shingles right off.
Be careful when
you hire someone to shovel your roof. An inexperienced person
can do more harm then good. Don't make the mistake of hiring someone
who is not fully insured or you you run the risk of incurring
great liability if that person falls off your roof while shoveling.
A snow rake is a
popular tool, but there are downsides to snow raking. If you only
rake part way up the the roof, all you are doing is pushing the
ice dam farther up the roof. The best solution is to remove all
of the snow, letting mother nature take her course.
At Dwight &
Sons, we also provide full snow plowing and snow removal services.
Our shovelers are experienced installers as well. Since they understand
how a roof is put on, they also understand what not to do
when removing snow.