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Old 02-16-2014, 03:26 PM   #11
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I think the best thing is regardless of how deep it gets, stay off the roof. The load is spread very evenly and cannot possibly equal a 250# person stepping on it which would put more than 250#/sq. ft of pressure on it with each individual step.
See, that's what I'm thinking. There's already over a foot of snow up there, and I really don't want to be walking around up there on it. If it melts the snow and prevents roof damage, I'm OK "wasting" the LP. It's on right now, I'll report back later.
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Old 02-16-2014, 07:33 PM   #12
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See, that's what I'm thinking. There's already over a foot of snow up there, and I really don't want to be walking around up there on it. If it melts the snow and prevents roof damage, I'm OK "wasting" the LP. It's on right now, I'll report back later.

I don't think you have anything to worry about with only a foot of snow. My dealer who said he has repaired a number of collapsed roofs, told me not to worry unless it is more than 24 inches. Then you should get to shoveling from a ladder to get as much off as you can before climbing on to get the rest. You could also use a roof rake which reduces the chance of damaging something and can be done from the ground.
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Old 02-16-2014, 08:17 PM   #13
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Had close to 18" on mine and put a ladder up and very gently shoveled it off using one of those stupid emergency shovels. No metal edges and edge of the was kept off the roof. Be careful of your vents and any skylights. Live just 60 miles south of you. Its supposed to warm up in the next couple of days and rain, didn't want all that heavy wet snow up there. Make sure you don't scrape the top you dont have to take all of it off just some. Tried one of those foam car snow brushes but wouldn't do it the snow was too heavy.
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