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Roof Rakes For Snow Removal

January 29, 2011 by staff 

Roof Rakes For Snow Removal, As snow continues to fall, home and business owners will want to keep an eye on everything that landed on the roof. Edmonton has seen more than 50 inches of snow this season, and has kept on top of snow removal companies busy. Dave Jamieson, Project Manager for General Roofing Systems, said his company has been busy since just after Christmas and an average of 90 to 120 calls each day.

“We get calls from everywhere and our call volume is up on the 500 to 700 percent, but we can not get every call,” said Jamieson. The cost to remove snow from a house is a minimum of $ 350, which includes a free estimate. The cost for a commercial or industrial roof and be at least 750. Homeowners and businesses will also cover the cost of workers – and 79 an hour for residential and up to one hour and 165 for commercial or industrial buildings.

“We sold twice the roof rake, we sold last year,” said Canadian Tire Calgary Trail manager Tony Mercer.
Minot police and firefighters responded Wednesday morning at the scene of a collapse of the garage roof in the northeast Minot.

A caller notified Minot Central Dispatch around 6:45 that his garage roof collapsed. The independent structure behind a house in the 600 block of First Avenue Northwest. Fire personnel to extinguish a propane tank inside to reduce the risk of fire before any utility workers shut off gas and power structure.

Caution tape surrounded the garage for much of the day. A large amount of snow was visible on the non-collapsed roof of the building, making the snow a culprit in the collapse evident.

Warmer temperatures have put smiles on the faces on the last days, the thaw in the city streets to the point where the rubber actually meets the asphalt for the first time in months. These same conditions, however, have increased the risk of structural damage caused by the large accumulation of snow has already fallen so far this fall and winter.

Melting slight added weight to the snow that the merger will create a high water content of snow in places where water accumulates. Ward County Emergency Manager Al Reynolds said Wednesday afternoon that people should be wary of the damage could be caused by the large accumulation of snow on roofs. Remote starter, rakes and snow shovels roof jumping on the shelves of retail stores on Wednesday, while snow removal companies face another winter storm ready for a long night ahead.

“Let it snow, says Emerson Dexter, manager of the True Cash Value in East Lyme, summing up the attitude of business people busy racking up sales because of this storm season series. So far in January, the magazine of the East Lyme hardware has sold more than 700 shovels, Dexter said. That compares with about 500 sales for all of last year, he added.
Dexter said he got in 48 rakes roof last week and had only about half a dozen left at midday Wednesday. He sold 60 of rakes extra time already this year, he estimates, compared with an average of about five in previous seasons.

And while the store stocks only a few snow blowers this year, which disappeared at the beginning of the winter season, machine wear resulting from a series of heavy snowfall led to the need of replace broken parts, such as belts and sheer pins.

“I’ve never sold many belts,” Dexter said. Bill Johnson, owner of Johnson’s True Value Hardware in Groton, said he was 99 snowblowers in stock at the beginning of the season – his average store maybe 70 sales per year – and has already sold. He does not expect more to arrive because the manufacturer, Toro, has already turned its factories making lawnmowers for the spring season.

Another benefit of the snow, he says, is an unusual number of calls to locksmiths who work outside his shop. Johnson said that people were locking their keys in the car, distracted by the weather. “It always happens at times like this,” he said. “Black Friday is also a day locksmith busy.”

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