Winter in the northern states means it’s colder than a well-digger’s bum, or the snow’s up to your waist, or both. Heavy snow can damage your roof, especially if the eaves weren’t properly designed to hold the extra weight. Also, if your roof isn’t getting enough ventilation, ice dams can form when the snow on the warm part of the roof melts and then re-freezes as it reaches the cooler eaves. You’d have to be nuts to climb on the roof to remove the snow, but you can remove it while standing safely on the ground — with a roof rake.
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