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Old 02-03-2011, 01:49 PM   #1
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Default How to clean snow/ice from house roof?

The townhouse unit where I live in has a lot of snow and ice on the roof. One owner complained about water stains in the inside already, so Im worried about water damage because of all the ice in the roof.

Anyone ever pay someone to do this, or used something like calcium chloride pellets to melt ice?
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Old 02-03-2011, 01:50 PM   #2
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Old 02-03-2011, 01:50 PM   #3
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How many threads about roof rakes do we need?
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Old 02-03-2011, 01:50 PM   #4
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Move somewhere that doesn't suck.
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Old 02-03-2011, 01:51 PM   #5
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Go to the home improvement thread and read the last two pages there.


Then punch yourself in the dick.
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Old 02-03-2011, 01:51 PM   #6
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shout TIMBER!! very loud in the hope of creating an avalanche of roof snow.
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Old 02-03-2011, 01:53 PM   #7
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Climb up there using sticks of butter as shoes.
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Old 02-03-2011, 01:53 PM   #8
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Open your window...
Climb out and start shoveling.
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Old 02-03-2011, 02:08 PM   #9
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My building is 3 stories high, so I was looking more to see if there are contractors that will actually do this. Especially since the HOA will pay for it.

I will have to stick the sock up my gf's damn, get it all defrosted and wet
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Old 02-03-2011, 02:14 PM   #10
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How do you get sand off your roof?
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Old 02-03-2011, 02:15 PM   #11
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Hose it down with water. It should get rid of most of it.

Or toss M80s up there and see if you can start an avalanche.
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Old 02-03-2011, 02:19 PM   #12
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Old 02-03-2011, 02:19 PM   #13
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Start a fire in the attic.
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Old 02-03-2011, 02:25 PM   #14
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Are there companies that do this? Yes. Are you likely to get one to come out any time soon given all the people with the same problem as you? Nope.
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Old 02-03-2011, 02:29 PM   #15
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I have 3" thick ice on my sidewalk. It took me an hour to clear a 3' x 3' area.

Guess I'll buy some cleats.
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Old 02-03-2011, 02:33 PM   #16
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There isn't any, because there isn't any sand around here.
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Old 02-03-2011, 02:37 PM   #17
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get gutter deicers....HOA will pay, and it will be great. Google it..Lowes/Home depot. I bought 60' one to try it. Haven't yet...too lazy.
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Old 02-03-2011, 02:38 PM   #18
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Salt water balloons.

Lob them up there.
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Old 02-03-2011, 02:40 PM   #19
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create a water solution with about 35% salinity

use that to hose down the ice on the roof.
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Old 02-03-2011, 02:40 PM   #20
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Then punch yourself in the dick.
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Old 02-03-2011, 02:48 PM   #21
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Meh. The home improvement thread just have 2-3 posts about the sock puppet. Good idea though, but Id need a really long sock for 3 buildings, 5 units each
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Old 02-03-2011, 02:49 PM   #22
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hose it with salt water.

****, you can do this with a supersoaker and table salt mixed with tap water.
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Old 02-03-2011, 02:51 PM   #23
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What about buying a bunch of those chemical heating pads and tossin' them on the roof?
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create a water solution with about 35% salinity

use that to hose down the ice on the roof.
Nothing like a bunch of salt runoff into the front lawn!
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