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Snow Removal in Royal Oak

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When snow builds up on your roof, it causes extra stress on the beams and can lead to collapse. Your roof was not designed to support the heavy weight of excess snow and should be promptly cleared to prevent serious injury to your family and damage to your property.

Ask our team at Tresnak Roofing to survey your roof after a major snowfall. We may recommend having it cleared before the weight damages your roof. Our Royal Oak snow removal experts have the equipment to get the job done safely and effectively.

Contact our experienced exterior service team at (248) 479-3865. We have over 35 years of experience providing roofing services to homeowners throughout the Detroit Metropolitan Area.

Why & When to Call for Snow Removal for Your Roof

On average, one square-foot of snow (that's one inch in depth) weighs approximately one pound. When a roof accumulates a foot of snow on it, it can quickly amount to thousands of pounds of stress on the roof. When an ice dam forms on your roof, the weight increases to 57 pounds per cubic foot. That means that even one ice dam can weigh thousands of pounds.

If you’ve had reoccurring issues with ice dams in the past, we recommend getting professional snow removal after every six inches of snowfall. This will help prevent ice dams from forming and minimize the risk of leaks and cave-ins. On the other hand, if ice dams have never been a problem, you may be able to hold off on snow removal until you have reached a depth of one foot of snow on your roof. However, it’s also important to take into account how heavy the snow is. Extremely wet snow can way as much as 1.66 pounds per cubic foot and should be removed sooner.

How Is the Snow Removed?

Snow can either be raked or shoveled from your roof:

  • We do not recommend raking your own roof if you own a two-story home, or if the snow has built up to more than six inches. These conditions can lead to serious injury for an untrained, amateur snow raker.

  • Our Royal Oak roofers offer shoveling services, usually using this technique for the majority of our snow removal services. This method most efficiently clears the snow from your roof, while roof raking is only effective in removing some of the snow and spreading the rest of it around to help distribute the weight.

Which Snow Removal Technique Is Right for You?

The type of snow removal method that is right for your situation will depend on a variety of factors. Some of these factors include the size and height of your roof, how much snow is on your roof, and whether the snow is light and powdery or wet and heavy.

Shoveling is usually required when:

  • There is too much snow on your roof to be removed with a rake

  • The snow is too heavy or has hardened making it too difficult to rake

  • Your roof is either too large or too high for raking

Get Professional Help Today!

At Tresnak Roofing, we recommend you resist the temptation to inspect your roof yourself. We especially warn against climbing on your roof during the winter, even if you cannot see snow where you intend to walk, because ice can make this extremely dangerous if you are not prepared.

Let our trained professionals provide you with a clear roof and peace of mind, in a way that is safe and effective. Contactour Royal Oak snow removal teamfor a free estimate today.

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