There are enough hassles to deal with outdoors in the winter – you don’t want to bring any of them indoors. Keeping your roof free of heavy snow accumulation is key to avoiding water leaks and cave-ins that make a mess inside your home.
We get a lot of snow in Maine, and it can pile up quickly. If it stays on your roof, you could have thousands of pounds of pressure weighing down on the structure of your home. Did you know:
- One Square Foot of Snow Weighs 15-20 Pounds
- One Square Foot of Ice Weighs 57 Pounds
- A Typical Ice Dam Weighs 1,000 Pounds
Under that much weight, the structural materials of your roof are being tested to their limits and can reach the point of collapse.
When snow is left on a roof, it will melt in the sun, then freeze again, then melt again. That cycle continues throughout the winter, creating ice dams that are not only heavy, but creep under roofing materials and cause water to leak into your home.
Our roof raking service can help you prevent the problems caused by snow and ice build-up. The AC Yard Services team will come rake the first 6-8 feet of snow off your roof, allowing the gutters and natural run-off to function normally and preventing damaging ice build-up.
When we’re done raking your roof, we’ll make sure to clear up the snow that’s landed on the ground, cleaning it away from entrances, porches, and decks. AC Yard Services will make sure your property is safe, accessible, and looking its best.
Let AC Yard Services take care of your property maintenance needs year-round. Call us at (207) 712-5554 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to get started.