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Old 02-10-2010, 07:55 AM
 
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Yep... they are a caving in here in Maryland.

Good thing I made a huge rake like thingy to swaff off as much snow as I could.

People don't understand how much the snow weighs. But I would put your fat butt up there to rake it down cause that may cause your roof to collapse.

I'll post a pic of the rake I made if anyone is interested.
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Old 02-10-2010, 07:59 AM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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See, that's the problem with too much insulation in your attic. If you got rid of all that insulation, the heat could escape through the roof and the snow could melt off.
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Old 02-10-2010, 08:13 AM
 
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See, that's the problem with too much insulation in your attic. If you got rid of all that insulation, the heat could escape through the roof and the snow could melt off.


Thanks for my morning laugh.

I love our steep-pitched roof. That and our gutter-heaters.
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Old 02-10-2010, 10:04 AM
 
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But I would put your fat butt up there to rake it down cause that may cause your roof to collapse.
I think many people might be better off having their homeowners insurance pay for a new roof than falling off a second or third story roof and break their necks.

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Good thing I made a huge rake like thingy to swaff off as much snow as I could.
Maryland snow mania! People who live in areas of the country that normally get snow don't rake snow off their roofs. But you have fun with that.
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Old 02-10-2010, 12:38 PM
 
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Here in MN lots of people rake the snow off their roofs. Otherwise water builds up underneath it causing big icicles to hang down. When the water builds up enough it starts to rot the shingles and fatia.

Guess what my husband is doing today?...You guessed it, removing the snow from our roof!!!
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Old 02-10-2010, 12:46 PM
 
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I am also in MN and I bought a roof rake from Lowe's. I have done it a few times this year. I refuse to climb up on the roof, the pitches are too steep and don't want to fall and break anything.
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Old 02-10-2010, 03:25 PM
 
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So we've got some idiot from Alabama talking about snow and some other nut who ain't got a clue. Thanks to those from the grand state of Minnesota.


ROOF RAKES!!

For those who want to poke fun, go look up ice dams and then we'll talk.

btw: If ya need a good roofer I know one.
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Old 02-10-2010, 04:42 PM
 
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We have already had ice dam problems this winter (also in MN) in a place on our roof that has NEVER had a problem before. Roof Rakes are a must!!
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Old 02-10-2010, 06:00 PM
 
Location: South Dakota
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I think many people might be better off having their homeowners insurance pay for a new roof than falling off a second or third story roof and break their necks.
Careful about that...check your policy. Many carriers in this part of the country eliminated snow load collapse coverage after the winter of '96-'97. If available at all it's only by special endorsement. Might be different elsewhere in the USA...
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Old 02-10-2010, 06:41 PM
 
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I'm in Pennsylvania. We get snow, but nothing like up where you live.

I doubt they've eliminated that from our homeowners insurance policy---especially considering the fact that we have had this policy since 1990.

I can't imagine there is ANY way to rake snow off of a roof that's over 2-1/2 stories in the air.

It might work for people who have 1 or 1-1/2 story houses, but it certainly wouldn't work for my house.

I've never seen anyone in this area rake snow off of a roof. It's not like this is the first year we've had 2 feet of snow on our roofs either.
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