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Reduce Snow Load and Ice Dams

Keep Your Roof and Deck Safe This Snowy Winter Season with Help from SavARoof!

Removing snow on your roof and deck is a challenging task for any homeowner and unfortunately one that should not be overlooked. A snow storm can be extremely devastating to any roof. The accumulation of snow can carry a great deal of weight. If removed improperly this can cause roof failure. Proper maintenance of your roof drainage system will prevent the water from backing up into your home. It will also allow your roof to drain normally without damage to your home structure.

No matter if the roof has a flat or steep slope, removing the snow properly requires knowledge of roof construction. To help our customers, we will be providing a service called SavARoof. With this service our crews will assist in clearing ice jams, reduce the burden on drainage systems and gutters and also reduce chances of a roof collapse by clearing the snow.


Potential Issues with Low and Steep Slope Roofs

Low Slope (Flat) Roofs

  • These roofs are the most technical and difficult to work on. If you simply go up and start removing the snow randomly without completely understanding its construction you can destabilize it. This is a frequent occurrence and one you want to avoid at all cost.

Steep Slope Roofs

  • As snow melts it will travel down the roof and when it hits a colder space it re-freezes causing an ice dam. If these dams are not properly cleared by a professional, the path of least resistance for this melted snow run off is to enter the home through the eave, potentially causing extensive interior damage.
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