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In extreme cases, where we’ve had a lot of heavy snowfall, there’s been a lot of freezing and thawing, or there are signs that your roof’s structure is compromised, removing the excess snow could be a good idea.
What are the signs of a compromised roof? If you see cracks forming in interior walls, or see a ceiling sagging, or especially if you hear creaking and popping sounds coming from the roof. If any of these occur, you’ll want to call an engineer to assess the health of your structure.
For those of you that insist on clearing your roof off, please hire an insured professional to do it. They’ll have the tools and knowledge to do it safely.
For those of you that insist on clearing your roof off, please hire an insured professional to do it
Like I said, seeing snow on your roof is a good thing. It means your attic is doing its job. Your attic is designed to be a cold space — it should match the outdoor temperature. If heat is escaping your home, and rising out through the attic, you’ll start to see snow melting on your roof, even when the temperature is below freezing — and that’s a bad thing.
First, I should mention, that some bare spots around venting and exhaust pipes is natural, so if you have a few spots — don’t panic. But if there are bare patches nowhere near a pipe, you’ve got an issue.