Every residential property constructed in the northern hemisphere will be subjected to snowfall. While the amount may vary from year to year, it is in your best interests to keep it off your roof as much as possible. Doing so will prevent the formation of ice dams which can lead to a whole host of problems.
What is Roof Snow Removal?
Roof snow removal involves the tools and techniques which are used to keep a roof clear of snow during the winter months. Specifically, it is designed to avoid ice dam formation, which results from snow. Aside from ice dams, a homeowner who allows excessive amounts of snow to pile up on their roof will create considerable pressure due to the weight. For instance, a roof that is covered in 12 inches of snow would have stress which is thousands of pounds. The combination of ice dams and stress can result in leaks and possibly a roof collapse.
When Do You Need Snow Roof Removal in New Jersey?
Some of the instances where NJ homeowners require roof snow removal services include:
- When more than six inches of snow has fallen: Pay attention to the weather reports during winter. If more than 6 inches of snow has fallen in your city or town, this means the roof should be cleared to keep ice dams from forming.
- When the temperatures are below freezing: Temperatures in the northeast will always plummet during the winter months. However, when they drop to below freezing, this means any snow or liquid on the roof will rapidly freeze, which can quickly lead to the formation of ice dams.
- After blizzards: Light snowfall is one thing, but a blizzard or heavy snowstorm will put lots of snow on your roof within a short period of time. Once this happens you will want to get it cleared as quickly as possible to avoid any issues.
Why Choose Affordable Home Services for NJ Roof Snow Removal?
Since 1947, Affordable Home Services has established itself as New Jersey’s most trusted construction firm. Whether you desire interior or exterior residential construction, we have the tools, knowledge and staff which is needed to get the job done, on time and within budget. We can also assist you with preventing and removing snow from the roof during the winter months. Heavy snow fall on the roof can lead to extreme pressure and stress.
Many homeowners fail to recognize the problem, or don’t take it seriously until it’s too late. Many erroneously conclude that snow is not that heavy and their roof is more than capable of withstanding it. While this may be true in the short term, over the long term it is a different matter entirely. The cost and consequences of repairing a major roof leak or collapse will be much higher than simply clearing the roof and preventing snow from piling up in the first place.
To find out more information about the roof snow removal services we provide, you can reach us by phone at (973) 473-4830 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org .