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Just for you roof snow removal Guys

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by On a Call, Feb 16, 2015.

  1. On a Call

    On a Call PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,077


    I remember the post the other day regarding roof snow removal. There have been times were I had to do it and often used a rake or up on the ladder and shovel.

    This method looks like great alternative.

    Perhaps you have seen this method, but I never have.:mechanic:
  2. rjigto4oje

    rjigto4oje PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,380

    Looks like a safe way to clear the roof.
    I bought a roof rake from the hardware store best 30 dollars I've spent in a while
  3. On a Call

    On a Call PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,077

    Yeah I am certain this is more than 30 bucks
  4. JoeG3

    JoeG3 Senior Member
    Messages: 156

  5. On a Call

    On a Call PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,077

    Now that is rough.

    I wonder how they got it up there
  6. JoeG3

    JoeG3 Senior Member
    Messages: 156

    I saw the whole video last night, wish I could find it again. They used the bucket truck and tied a cable around the blower and lifted it up hanging below the bucket.
  7. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 9,883

    The down side is it's easy to catch the shingles going agenst the grain like that.
  8. JimMarshall

    JimMarshall Senior Member
    from NW PA
    Messages: 786

  9. Diesel Dan

    Diesel Dan Senior Member
    Messages: 219

    to hell with OSHA
  10. R75419

    R75419 Senior Member
    Messages: 140

    That's what I'm thinking.... If it was an OSHA inspectors house he wouldn't have a problem with doing it that way, let him catch you doing that there they would fine you out of existence.
  11. xgiovannix12

    xgiovannix12 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,433

  12. FordFisherman

    FordFisherman PlowSite.com Addict
    from 06611
    Messages: 1,613

    Anyone know who makes that snow removal tool?
  13. Pristine PM ltd

    Pristine PM ltd PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,891

    The aluminum magic carpet was genius! Can't believe that hasn't been done before
  14. On a Call

    On a Call PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,077

    I doubt that is an issue. if you look close you notice skies on each side that allow it to run up and over the shingles.

    IMO this is a good method for removal.

    Rakes you have to lift and drop, lift and drop, lift and drop on one run. This way you push push push

    Heck why not make a roof out of that slippery material payup
  15. On a Call

    On a Call PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,077

    If I was really wanting one...I think I would make it.

    Sure looks like a simple idea.

    The rolled UHM plastic can be had, if you need some pm me. I know where.

    The aluminum find someone with a brake and tools.

    Make sure you put ski's on them so you do not catch shingles.
  16. Pit Crew

    Pit Crew Senior Member
    Messages: 162

    Yeah, it looked nice and easy. But how many roofs are that easy to reach. And the amount of snow that was on there really isn`t a big threat. Unless thr forecast is a bunch more. Good to stay on top of it. I have a ranch house,and no way is it that easy to reach. Would take alot longer pole also.
  17. mnlefty

    mnlefty Senior Member
    Messages: 980

    It obviously is not a replacement for a snowblower on the roof of a large apartment, but to me it looks like with a handle of similar length it is a direct and more efficient replacement for rake...

    I would guess one guy with one of those could potentially go 2 for 1 if not better head to head vs. one guy with a rake.
  18. On a Call

    On a Call PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,077

    I agree...but if you can rake it...you can pole it with one of these.

    I have no doubt I could make these.

    Perhaps even a wider one would be better ??

    If I was doing a taller house I would place the ladder under what I am cleaning ;):help::dizzy::dizzy: