How to remove roof snow?

A snow alert has been issued and the UK should expect heavy snowfall and sub-zero temperatures in the coming months, according to forecasters.
The cold snap that is currently gripping Europe is showing no signs of letting up; and the South East, including London, will be hit by snow next week. Snow will also fall on higher grounds across Scotland, as well the eastern coast.  It is, whether you like it or not, getting colder. Winter is definitely here! Many Britons prepare for the weather by wrapping up warm and turning the heating on, but too few homeowners consider their roof.

Why does it matter?

During wintertime, the chances are your roof may sustain some snowfall and the weight of harsh snow can cause roof damage.  Those beautiful snowflakes can accumulate and cause a big problem, especially on flat roofs.  Reputable roofers know that heavy snow can trigger anything from a minor leak, to a collapsed roof.  The longer the snow remains on your roof, the more likely it will cause damage, because dams prevents melting ice from escaping into your drainage system.
Before you know it, you could be standing in a small pond in your kitchen, and unwrapping your Christmas presents in a hotel instead of the family home.  In order to avoid this scenario, you need to remove the snow quickly.  However, snow and ice removal can be dangerous. The roof will be slippy and if you aren’t experienced or trained, you could fall.

This is why you need to hire an expert to do the job. Qualified roofers will have the appropriate tools to clean the roof safely. They will have special harnesses, spiked shoes, and ladders to remove the built-up snow and ice.  Whatever you do, don’t try DIY. It is too easy to dig into the snow and penetrate the roof surface; and power lines could be dangling on or near the roof.

The key to maintaining your roof system’s effectiveness is to make sure it stays completely intact. Relands Roofs (Bristol) can find you an accredited roofer, in your local area.

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