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Old 01-16-2008, 06:32 AM
 
Location: Maryland not Murlin
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Roof shoveling? Metal roofs!?!? Never heard of either since I moved to Maine-Never heard of such in Minnesota either.
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Old 01-16-2008, 07:41 AM
 
Location: Maine
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Yup and yup. I didn't think we were going to have to clear snow from a metal roof. I was wrong. It built up last week and wipe out our radio cable for internet and satellite dish for television when it finally let go. We'll be having those moved in the spring.

We got a lot of snow back to back. It usually clears itself when there hasn't been 25" in two days.
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Old 01-16-2008, 08:34 AM
 
Location: Florida&Eastport
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Experts recommend removing roof snow to prevent leaking. Is this really necessary? Read article below for reference.

Experts recommend removing roof snow to prevent leaking (http://www.bangordailynews.com/news/t/news.aspx?articleid=158504&zoneid=500 - broken link)

Last edited by Eastport4me; 01-16-2008 at 08:35 AM.. Reason: add read article.
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Old 01-16-2008, 09:19 AM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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Experts recommend removing roof snow to prevent leaking. Is this really necessary? Read article below for reference.

Experts recommend removing roof snow to prevent leaking (http://www.bangordailynews.com/news/t/news.aspx?articleid=158504&zoneid=500 - broken link)
Yes, it is under some circumstances.

A shingle roof once it forms an ice dam along the eave will push water up underneath the shingles and into the attic.

I have a neighbor who experienced this last week. I helped them to remove their ice dams.

A metal roof [which are fairly popular in this area] is not subject to such issues.
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Old 01-16-2008, 11:27 AM
 
Location: West Michigan
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Roof shoveling? Metal roofs!?!? Never heard of either since I moved to Maine-Never heard of such in Minnesota either.
You were not paying attention then. I have a cousin who shovels roofs during the winters, and installs metal roofing during the summers. They live just north of Duluth, MN.
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Old 01-16-2008, 11:51 AM
 
Location: Maryland not Murlin
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You were not paying attention then. I have a cousin who shovels roofs during the winters, and installs metal roofing during the summers. They live just north of Duluth, MN.
Aside from the Boundary Waters, nothing is really going on north of Duluth except for caribou. So, you are correct-I was not paying attention.
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Old 01-16-2008, 12:13 PM
 
Location: Log "cabin" west of Bangor
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A metal roof [which are fairly popular in this area] is not subject to such issues.
FB, I'm going to have to disagree on this one. After that big snow I got a leak on the second floor. I haven't located exactly how and where, but it's there.

I've been told that one needs to check the screws periodically to make sure that they are tight and that the gasket-washers are in good shape.
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Old 01-16-2008, 01:04 PM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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Metal roofs have their own unique issues.

Each screw is supposed to have a special type of rubber grommet, those grommets fail if they have been tightened too tight. Some of mine did fail when I was installing our roof.

However in terms of ice dams causing problems, I simply do not see it happening. My metal roof panels reach from the peak to the eave. 20-some foot with one piece of sheet metal. There is no way for an ice dam to back water up and between the shingles.

Will ice / snow tighten a screw? Over-tightening it to cause it's grommet to fail? I doubt it.

Will ice / snow loosen a screw? I could see that as more likely.

I think that an annual tour of my roof would be a good thing to do. Sweep it off, hose it down. and do a visual inspection. I did one such inspection last summer, and I plan to do one each summer.

I rather like the view from our roof top. I would like to put a deck up there with a gazebo as a place to sit and watch out over the marsh.
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Old 01-16-2008, 01:21 PM
 
Location: West Michigan
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Aside from the Boundary Waters, nothing is really going on north of Duluth except for caribou. So, you are correct-I was not paying attention.

Except for the people who live there and call it home. I suppose there is nothing north of Portland either in Maine?
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Old 01-16-2008, 03:30 PM
 
Location: Maryland not Murlin
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Except for the people who live there and call it home. I suppose there is nothing north of Portland either in Maine?
Yes, there is Hibbing (which has some very strange, interesting history), Bemidji and a slew of other small towns. Northern Minnesota is very beautiful. I was just being cheeky as I rarely been up that way. I thought that Portland was Maine
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