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Shoveler on the Roof

Updated: 12/12/2013 6:22 PM
Created: 12/12/2013 4:03 PM WDIO.com
By: Travis Dill
tdill@wdio.com

Frigid temperatures means snow will hang around, and that can cause problems for Northland rooftops. Local businesses were ready to help out on Thursday.

Snowbanks keep piling higher and higher, but it is easy to forget about the snow hanging over homeowners heads. Cleaning it off roofs of homes and businesses has kept snow removal companies busy lately.

Roofing companies say the snowfall can put a lot of extra stress on your home. They foot or more of heavy snow can easily push into skylights if not cleared away.

And blocked vents are a big issue on flatter rooftops. When the snow eventually thaws it can leak right into those openings on a roof.

Companies said the job looks simple, but it can be dangerous on the rooftop. It is easy to slip and get injured even for professionals.

Local businesses are ready to step up if residents want to avoid a climb up the ladder this winter.

Quotes for residential snow removal came in around $300.

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