An image of a house with narrow windows and a snow covered roof.

During the winter season, we get lots of questions about roof snow removal. Our clients want to know if it’s necessary and how to know when to call in the professionals. In this blog post, we are going to address some of the most common roof snow removal questions. Keep reading to learn more. 

If you live in Syracuse or the surrounding area, A Plus Property Services is your source for professional roof snow removal. Don’t risk your safety or the safety of your home, when you’re in need of roof snow removal, hire the roof snow removal professionals at A Plus Property Service.

Do I Have to Remove the Snow from My Roof?

Roofs are made to hold a certain amount of weight, so they can hold some snow. However, snow can become heavy very quickly and ice is even denser. If you allow snow and ice to build up on your roof, it may collapse. You do not want to risk a roof collapse any time, but especially in the winter. A roof collapse would mean a need for an emergency roof repair, not to mention the amount of damage that could be done to the inside of your home. Roof snow removal is necessary for the safety of your home, your property, and your family. 

How Much Snow Is Too Much?

How do you tell how much snow is too much weight on your roof? A good general rule is to clear your roof after every 6 – 12 inches of snowfall. While roofs are designed to be able to hold a certain amount of weight, you don’t want to risk the creation of ice dams or roof collapse. 

If you live in Syracuse or the surrounding area and you are unsure of how much snow is too much or when to have it removed, contact A Plus Property Services. We would be happy to help with all of your roof snow removal needs.  

What Is an Ice Dam?

Your home was designed with a drainage system that allows melting snow and ice to run off the roof and through the gutters. An ice dam is created when ice forms on the edge of a roof and prevents water from draining off. As more snow melts, the water will collect behind the ice dam and leak into your home causing damage to your walls and ceiling. 

How Do You Remove Snow and Ice from Your Roof?

While some people choose to handle roof snow removal themselves, in reality, it can be extremely dangerous. Living in Syracuse, your roof is most likely slanted, now add in the slippery snow and ice and DIY roof snow removal can quickly become very risky.

When you need roof snow removal in Syracuse or the surrounding areas, contact A Plus Property Services. Our professional team will safely remove the snow and ice from your roof, protecting you and your home. 

Why Does My House Have So Many Icicles?

Icicles occur when the snow or ice on your roof melts and then refreezes as it is dripping off. A build of icicles is usually a sign of poor insulation or ventilation. Your house is losing too much heat which causes the snow and ice to melt even though the outside temperature is still cold enough to refreeze the water into icicles.

Why Can’t I Use Rock Salt on My Roof?

Some homeowners claim to have success using calcium chloride to remove ice from their roofs. However, it will most likely just stain and damage your shingles and cause your gutters to corrode. Using rock salt on your roof is not ideal. You will most likely do more damage than good. Even if you successfully meltdown an ice dam, you will have to repair your roof and gutters come springtime. It is both safer and easier to hire a professional for roof snow removal.

Call A Plus Property Services for Roof Snow Removal in Syracuse

If you live in Syracuse or the surrounding area and need professional roof removal or just have more questions, contact A Plus Property Services. We specialize in safely removing snow and ice from roofs. Contact us today for more information on roof snow removal in Syracuse.