In most of the cases, snow buildup on a roof does not pose much of a problem, unless it snows heavily, in a short period of time, and the snow layer becomes thick. The thaw-freezing cycle may cause ice dams on the roof, which prevent melt water from flowing down, as well as the formation of icicles.
A thick layer of snow can be too much of a burden for fragile roofs and some may collapse. Even roofs in better condition can sag, not to mention that vents and chimneys may be blocked, which will result in other problems. The layer of snow on the roof can also break unexpectedly and collapse on people passing by underneath, causing potential personal injuries.
In these circumstances, snow removal from the roof is the best solution. Although it might be tempting to save money and do it yourself, removing the snow buildup on a roof can involve several risks, including damaging roofing material or falling from the roof.
Hiring a licensed and insured Topeka roofing professional for snow removal keeps you and your roof safe. Specialists are equipped with the right tools and have the necessary experience to do the job right. Another pro is that they will also let you know if your roof was damaged by the layer of snow.