Living here in New England, and having survived the multiple snowstorms of 2014-2015 with several feet of snow fallen upon our rooftops, many of us where victims of just how dangerous this heavy snow build-up on our roofs can be. When this fate befalls you, you might ask yourself questions like, “Is it bad to just leave the snow and let it melt on its own?” or “Can all of that snow damage my roof if I leave it unattended?”
The answer to these questions is yes! There are a number of negative consequences that can result from leaving a mound of snow piled up all over your roof. And if your follow up question is, “So, should I go up there and shovel it all off myself?” The answer is a definite no!
The best course of action is to look for a phone rather than a shovel. You should always call a professional such as Old School Group to handle an issue such as this. While you may think you are perfectly capable of scraping all of the ice and snow off by yourself, it’s always better to be safe than sorry. Shoveling the snow off your roof by yourself can be dangerous, but the professionals at Old School Group know the proper safety precautions to put in place and have the experience and knowledge to get the job done properly, efficiently, in a timely manner, and most importantly, safely.
Another big problem is, of course, ice dams. The accumulation of snow on your roof can lead to the formation of one, which can lead to a whole host of other problems. As you can see, it’s best to prevent any damage to your home or business by having your roof shoveled, which will certainly be a lot less costly and pose a lot less hassle than repairing the damage after you let the problem go unattended to.
So please, don’t attempt to remedy the problem by yourself! While you may think you are fully capable because you are able to shovel the snow from your driveway on your own without any professional help, remember that your roof is a whole different ballgame. As if climbing onto your roof in the first place isn’t dangerous enough, the snow and ice is just another hazardous and dangerous obstacle for you to contend with. Professionals like those of us at Old School Group are accustomed to these conditions and know how to deal with them, it is our job to protect both your home/business, family and customers. Let Old School Group help keep you safe this winter. Call us today for your free estimate