October 20, 2014
Snow can pile up on your roof, porch, walkways and other areas in a short period of time, or it may accumulate in depth over a period of days. While it may be manageable to deal with a few inches of snow on the ground, the fact is that snow may need to be removed from a property from time to time. The weight of the snow on the structure of the home can be damaging. Furthermore, snow can damage your landscaping, and it may create a health and safety issue for you, your family and others who visit your home. When possible, you should choose a time when conditions are ideal to remove the snow from your property.
Before the Snow Can Melt
It is common during the colder months of the year for the outdoor temperature to rise above the freezing mark for a period of time before dropping again. When the temperature is above freezing for a lengthy period of time, all of the snow on the property may melt away. However, when only part of the snow melts before the temperature drops again, the snow may develop an icy, hard surface. This can make it more difficult to remove the snow. More than that, it can create treacherous, icy conditions on the surface of the snow that are dangerous for individuals to walk on. Therefore, it is best to remove the snow before the the temperature rises above freezing.
Before the Snow Gets Too Deep
As the snow on your property gets deeper, it actually can become compacted at the deeper layers. This can make it more difficult to remove the snow, and in some cases, specialized snow removal equipment may be needed to remove snow that has become dense under pressure. If you plan to shovel the snow yourself, you may need to head outdoors frequently throughout the winter to ensure that it is removed before it gets too deep. During times of heavy snowfall, this can be more challenging.
A Better Solution for Snow Removal
If you are like many other homeowners in the local area, removing snow from your property may be one of the winter chores that you look forward to the least. While snow can look beautiful when you are sitting indoors next to a cozy fire, you may not want to wade through it in snow boots to shovel it off of your patio, driveway and roof. More than that, because the chore may need to be completed frequently throughout the winter, you may find that you lack the time in your schedule to complete the task at the most opportune times when conditions are best. A better solution for snow removal is to set up service with a landscaping firm. You can schedule snow removal service as needed, or the firm can visit your property at regular intervals throughout the coldest months of the year to serve your needs.
Snow removal can be a tedious, exhausting chore, but it does not have to be. Set up snow removal service for your home so that can enjoy the winter months more thoroughly.
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