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Experts emphasize the importance of removing snow from roof

Dec 20, 2020 5:30 am

Lynsey Smith is reporting for WRGB-TV while snow build-up can be an obstacle on the ground, it can be a mounting concern on the roof. Jacob Day with Ally Roofing said, “If you leave the snow on your car, it’s going to eventually ice over. It’s really not healthy for your home and it’s something you want to get on top of.” Heavy loads of ice and snow left untouched can create serious problems, such as ice dams. Preventing ice dams will help to stop leaks and damage to the inside of a structure. Removing snow will also eliminate excess weight that could cause a roof collapse if it is left in place. Experts advise the most effective way to remove snow is through raking, shoveling, or through the use of heat cables. "I mean those snow rakes are good if you have a one-story home. You really want to leave that stuff to the professionals...people who operate this equipment every day and aren’t afraid to get up there and know how to stay safe,” replied Day. Read more at cbs6albny [dot] com.

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