Roofing Services in MI, including Sterling Heights, Farmington & Troy.

Snow Removal from Roofs in Troy, Rochester, Sterling Heights, MI

Roof Rake in Livonia

Raking snow from roofs helps prevent ice dam formation and also improves the efficiency of solar electric panels.

Every year, the newspapers tell us disheartening stories of homeowners and untrained workers who fall from rooftops while trying to remove heavy accumulations of snow. Sadly, many of these accidents cause serious injuries or death.

Snow removal, however, may be advisable to prevent the formation of ice dams and to remove snow from solar collectors and roof windows.

During periods of extremely heavy snowfall, snow and ice build-up may exceed the load capacity of your roof, especially older roofs that are flat or have low-slope pitches. Some snow-fall can weigh between 1 and 21 lbs. per cubic foot, depending upon moisture content!

Ecostar Restoration & Renovation offers our professional snow removal services for roofs all throughout the Greater Troy area.

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Contact us to schedule an inspection and estimate today! Our service area includes Rochester, Troy, Sterling Heights and nearby towns and cities.

We safely & effectively remove snow without damaging shingles

We work from the ground whenever possible, carefully using long snow rakes that resemble garden hoes. Our workers are instructed to remove small amounts of snow at a time to avoid being hit by falling snow or ice. We are particularly careful to avoid dislodging roof shingles and gutters. If it is necessary to work from the roof, proper safety gear is used to prevent accidents and care is taken to locate skylights, dryer vents, and roof vents beforehand.

Our snow removal methods ensure the safety of our workers and won’t damage your roof. Contact us before the snow begins to fall so we can map your roof and inspect the shingles and gutters. With this preparation, we can more effectively handle snow removals when the need arises.  

Snow accumulation on the roof can lead to ice dams

Roof Snow Removal Dangers

  • Falling snow and ice may cause injury
  • Injury from snow rake that falls from roof
  • Falling off a ladder
  • Overexertion
  • Ladder sliding away
  • Slipping off roof
  • Tripping due to unseen, buried roof penetrations, like vent stacks
  • Falling through unseen, buried skylight or roof window

Snow on your roof normally does not pose a problem. When your roof is subject to temperature differentials between the area over the attic and the bottom few feet near the eave, however, it may be vulnerable to ice dams and damaging water leaks.

As snow melts across the upper reaches of the roof, it trickles down toward the eave. If the roof temperature at the eave is below freezing, that trickle freezes like a mini glacier until layer upon layer gradually builds up and a "dam" of ice forms.

When the ice dam is high enough, water collects behind it and forms a small pool. The water rises under shingles until it reaches a fastener hole and seeps into your home.

If your eaves are shielded with eave flashing, such as a self-adhering rubberized asphalt and fiberglass mat (that self-seals when penetrated by fasteners), you probably won’t have to worry about ice dams.

Contact Ecostar Restoration & Renovation today to find out more about our snow removal and ice dam prevention solutions, or our other roofing services like roof repair and replacement. We work in Troy, Rochester, Sterling Heights, Livonia, Farmington, Bloomfield Hills, Grosse Pointe, Waterford, Utica, Macomb and cities nearby.

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Serving MI including the Greater Troy area
Cities in Genesee County, MI
Goodrich

Cities in Lapeer County, MI
Almont
Dryden
Metamora

Cities in Livingston County, MI
Brighton
Pinckney

Cities in Macomb County, MI
Armada
Center Line
Clinton Township
Fraser
Harrison Township
Macomb
Mount Clemens
New Baltimore
New Haven
Ray
Romeo
Sterling Heights
Utica
Warren
Washington

Cities in Oakland County, MI
Auburn Hills
Berkley
Birmingham
Bloomfield Hills
Clarkston
Clawson
Commerce Township
Davisburg
Farmington
Ferndale
Franklin
Hazel Park
Highland
Holly
Huntington Woods
Keego Harbor
Lake Orion
Leonard
Madison Heights
Milford
New Hudson
Novi
Oak Park
Oakland
Ortonville
Oxford
Pleasant Ridge
Pontiac
Rochester
Rochester Hills
Royal Oak
South Lyon
Southfield
Troy
Walled Lake
Waterford
West Bloomfield
White Lake
Wixom

Cities in Wayne County, MI
Canton
Livonia
Northville
Plymouth
Redford
Westland

Our Locations:

Ecostar Restoration & Renovation
2877 Daley Dr
Troy, MI 48083
1-248-918-0323
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