The importance of removing snow and ice from your roof this winter
The accumulation of snow and ice on a roof can cause considerable human and material damage, hence the importance of snow and ice removal. It is possible to perform the operation yourself, however we strongly recommend that you seek the services of a qualified professional who has the necessary equipment and skills to perform the job safely.
What are the reasons for removing snow and ice from your roof this winter?
Clearing snow and ice from your roof this winter is primarily a safety issue. Falling snow or ice that has accumulated on your roof could seriously injure passers-by, including yourself.
Also, the pressure created by the accumulation of snow and ice can create cracks in the roof or even the entire structure. You could then face problems of water infiltration or humidity.
Also, roof sagging is a problem to be expected. Over time, doors and windows would become increasingly difficult to open. In the worst case, the roof could collapse, causing significant property damage and possibly loss of life.
When should you remove snow from your roof?
As long as the snow depth does not exceed a prescribed threshold, no snow or ice removal is required. Therefore, you should regularly check the level of snow or ice on the roof to know when to intervene.
It is possible to do the verification, snow and ice removal yourself. To do this, you need specific equipment such as a high ladder, snow removal tools and safety devices.
However, we strongly recommend that you hire a qualified professional for the job, especially since it involves working at height on a potentially slippery surface. He has the necessary safety equipment for this and is in complete control of the situation.
Let us take care of your roof’s snow and ice removal this winter!
Squidgee Maintenance provides qualified and reliable experts to check the condition of your roof as well as to remove snow and ice. These professionals are equipped with the best tools to carry out the mission safely without damaging the roof and the structure of the building and without endangering the occupants and passers-by.
We work on various types of buildings, including residential, institutional and commercial on the North Shore, Laval and Bois-des-Filion. In addition, we offer competitive prices and promise personalized services to meet your expectations.
How to reach us?
For more information on our services, you can call us directly at 514-500-8579. It is also possible to visit our site and obtain a quick and free quote by filling out an online form. We note that the operation is without commitment.
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