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Anonymous
Posted on Thursday, November 11, 2004 - 04:39 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I remember in the SRB about Joe saying he removed a lot of snow from roofs. is this recommended to
be done every winter? What damage can the snow do to the roof if left on? Is there any special winter maintenance to be done
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Joe Jenkins (Admin)
Posted on Friday, November 12, 2004 - 09:27 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I have not removed a lot of snow from roofs and probably none, in fact. There is no where in the Slate Roof Bible that says that.

Joe Jenkins
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Walter Musson
Posted on Friday, November 12, 2004 - 11:41 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

If you don't experience back up problems from the snow and ice cover then you can probably leave it on the roof.
Ice can damage the lower courses of slate by releasing in larger chunks and taking some pieces of slate with it under certain conditions.
Here in Maine it is common to remove snow accumulations from the more convoluted roofs that don't shed their snow load.Some is preventative to avoid back up problems and some to eliminate them after the fact.
Some years we have no issues with back up and others lead to problems due to number of storms,temperature,and other variables like a warm up with rain after a healthy snow deposit in place.

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