Affordable roof snow removal service in Jamaica Plain MA. Keep away the snow, and you keep away the ice. There are two common methods for removing snow from roofs, raking and shoveling. Both have their advantages and disadvantages. No matter what the method used, the most important thing is to make certain you remove the snow from the ridge down to the eave and not just the bottom few feet. In the 2010-11 ice dam season we visited many of homes in Jamaica Plain that had two things in common: A) they had killer ice dams, and, B) A well-intentions soul had only cleared the lower portions of snow from the roof sometime in the proceeding weeks.
Our crews are made up of professional, year-round roofers in Jamaica Plain MA. Our typical shoveling crew consists of two people working from both ladders and rope and harness rigs. We work from high areas to low areas. We shovel aside snow that lands on walkways, driveways and steps. Our business is based on long-term client relationships, not burning through a bunch of jobs. You can always expect our people to be polite, professional and hardworking.
Our fully trained staff in Jamaica Plain can remove snow from all types of homes and buildings. Vision Painting follows strict safety guidelines that ensure the safety of your home and workers. We’ve been offering roof snow removal as well as ice dam removal for over 7 years.
The main reason you should keep your roof as snow-free as possible is that it’s crucial for preventing ice dams from forming on your roof in Jamaica Plain MA. Ice dams can’t form without snow. If you’re able to prevent ice dams, you’re far more likely to prevent your roof from leaking and damaging the inside of your home. Another reason roof snow removal is so important is that it’s a good idea to keep all that excess weight off your roof. As a rule of thumb, one square-foot of snow that’s one-inch in depth weighs about a pound.
If your roof has 12 inches of snow on it, that could easily amount to thousands of pounds of stress on your roof. That’s not even counting the weight of any ice dams that may form as a result of leaving the snow on your roof; just one cubic foot of ice weighs 57 pounds, and a typical ice dam can weigh thousands of pounds. Minimizing the stress placed on your roof in Jamaica Plain is a great way to minimize the risk of leaking and cave-ins (the latter of which occur more frequently than you might think).