Maintenance-man at your service.
One of my Client's is in a Nursing home and the state will be relieving her of the money coming out of her property( when it closes). Those facts don't minimize her concern for a home she has lived in for the last 40 years. Needless to say there is no money available to shovel the roof, but after a big snow and prior to the big rain event like we are currently experiencing ( it had to be done). If your client or customer sees you driving a plow-truck...you must be good at maintenance, right?
The Key to "raking" a roof is to get the edges as clean as you can. That is where the water will start to back-up and get under the asphalt shingle and begin to leak in to the house. You don't have to shovel the whole roof, just get as much of the weight off as you can and clear the bottom couple of feet (so the water can exit the roof). Lastly, while you are raking the roof don't forget to clean the dropped snow away from the doors right away. If that heavy snow is allowed to set up on the ground it will be like concrete the next day, and you'll have it where it fell for the rest of the winter.
I Love owning a plow truck...but somehow it volunteers me for a lot of maintenance jobs...happy to help!!
Rake & Shovel your roof to prevent ice dams
You should be safe now...I hope!!