It is a good idea to invest in a roof rake if you live in Wisconsin where heavy snowfalls can accumulate on rooftops and cause damage to your home with freezing and melting. Signs of ice dams along the roof line are large icicles and gutters bulging with visible ice. Scrape the snow off the edge of your roof with a roof rake to remove the potential for ice dams which can damage your roof and interior walls as ice melts and refreezes, working its way underneath your shingles.
The beauty of the snow does have its drawbacks. Protect your home by tending to your roof and stay out of the way of the falling snow with a rake that extends!
Thanks for reading the First Weber Wisconsin real estate & Wisconsin living blog for information on how to keep your roof in good shape during winter. For additional information on why you should use a roof rake, here is a good site.
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