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Removing Snow Off The Roof? But When Should You Begin?

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It’s a question that has plagued mankind for centuries, and one we’re here to answer. When you start removing snow from the roof depends on how much snow is on your roof. If you have a pet then you must use pet-safe salt. Let’s talk about it in detail:

If you have more than 2-inch snow

The first step is to make sure that the snow on top of your roof is not too heavy. If there is more than 2 inches of snow on top of your home, it may be time to start removing it.

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If you have an attic fan

If you have an attic fan in your house, you should wait until after the fan has been turned off for at least 24 hours before attempting to remove snow from your roof. This will allow enough time for any accumulated moisture from melting snow to evaporate into the air and be removed by the fan.

You don’t want to wait too long, especially if you live in an area with heavy snowfall. A larger amount of snow will put more pressure on your roof, which can cause it to cave in or leak.

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If you have a steep-pitch roof

If your roof has a steep pitch, it’s important to start removing snow as soon as possible after the storm. That’s because the weight of snow can cause damage to your roof and even lead to leaks. For example, if there are more than two feet of snow on your roof, you may need to remove it before it has a chance to build up.

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Safe Paw offers unique deicing and traction properties that help in destabilizing ice and do not allow the water molecules to refreeze. Since it is pet-safe salt which is salt-free and chloride-free, it is not harmful to the skin and is also pet-safe. It comprises modified carbonyl diamide crystals with a liquid core that works its magic as soon as it comes in contact with the surface. Needless to say, it’s better than any homemade deicer.

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If you get a lot of snow in one season and don’t remove it all at once, it can be difficult to remove it later in the year. For example, if you have a lot of heavy snow on your roof during winter, removing that excess weight can be very difficult—even dangerous.

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The best time to remove snow from your roof is after it has stopped falling. If you remove the snow too soon, it will melt and create a large puddle on your roof. This can cause leaks in your home or make it dangerous to walk on.

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