Snow Removal from Roofs

Bone Dry Roofing offers snow raking services for residential roofs

During periods of extremely heavy snowfall, snow and ice build-up may exceed the load capacity of your roof, especially older roofs that are flat or have a low pitch. Snow on your roof can also lead to the formation of ice dams or force water through existing leaks in your room.

These reasons are why it’s important to remove snow from your roof, especially during more severe storms. Bone Dry Roofing provides professional snow removal services to ensure that your roof won’t have any issues with ice dams, leaks, or too much weight. 

Raking snow from roofs helps prevent ice dam formation and also improves the efficiency of solar electric panels.


We safely and effectively remove snow without damaging shingles

Snow removal can be dangerous if it’s not done correctly, with the risks of slipping off the roof, stepping through a skylight, or having heavy snow and ice fall on you among the chief concerns. That’s why it’s best to have our professionals handle your snow removal.

We work from the ground whenever possible, carefully using long snow rakes that resemble garden hoes. Our workers are instructed to remove small amounts of snow at a time to avoid being hit by falling snow or ice. We are particularly careful to avoid dislodging roof shingles and gutters. If it is necessary to work on the roof, proper safety gear is used to prevent accidents and care is taken to locate skylights, dryer vents, and roof vents beforehand. Our snow removal methods ensure the safety of our workers and won’t damage your roof.


Snow accumulation on the roof can lead to ice dams

The biggest issue with snow on the roof is not usually the weight, but rather the potential for ice dams. This is how ice dams form following a snowstorm:

  • Warm air from your house rises through the attic, causing the lowest layer of snow to melt.
  • Water trickles down toward the eave, re-freezing when it reaches the cold eave.
  • This repeats as layer upon layer gradually build up and a “dam” of ice forms.
  • When the ice dam is high enough, water collects behind it and forms a small pool. The water rises under shingles until it reaches a fastener hole and seeps into your home.

Raking snow from roofs helps prevent ice dam formation and also improves the efficiency of solar electric panels.

Protect your roof from damage with our snow removal services

If you’re worried about the weight of the snow on your roof or ice dams forming, contact Bone Dry Roofing today to find out more about our snow removal and ice dam prevention solutions.