Many areas of the country can get a lot to very little snowfall during winter. If you reside in an area that is likely to get snow, then a blizzard or a winter storm may produce significant accumulation. Snow will build up on nearly any type of surface. This includes driveways, sidewalks, and roofs. If you have a hefty amount of snow on your roof, then a roof rake is a tool that may be beneficial.
A roof rake is a tool that is used to pull the snow off of the roof of a building. This tool is generally applied to residential homes that have a steep sloped roof or a gradual sloping roof. Too much snow that builds up on a roof has the potential to cause a variety of problems. A simple roof rake can easily be used to remove all the snow that can build up during winter.
You can easily find a roof rake online, but the cost may be expensive. Another option is to find one at a hardware store or a local home improvement store. However, these can also be pricey. This means your best bet is to make your own roof rake for snow removal during winter.
There are a few different ways to make a homemade roof rake. The option you choose will be based on your specific preference and the materials you have available. One detail about this project is making the rake to use on your roof that is long enough to be effective.
The plans you will use for building your own roof rake can easily be modified. This will mean you have an assortment of options to meet your needs. The main thing you will want to do is make sure you have the tools and materials that are needed to complete this project.
A couple of videos for this project can be found on makezine.com here…