Some of you may have been lucky enough to have your dream of a white Christmas come true this year. But, as beautiful as it is to see a delicate white layer of fluff adorn your lawn during the holidays, that same snow can soon turn into an annoyance, especially if it’s sitting precariously on the edge of your rooftop.
No one wants to walk have a pile of snow suddenly jiggle loose and plop right onto their heads every time they open and shut the front door. Thankfully, this clever rope trick for removing snow off your roof will have your winter chores done in no time, so you can get back to the really important things in life, like snuggling under the covers with a good book and a hot cuppa joe.
If you’re in an area of the country where you’re literally knee deep in snow, cleaning up after mother nature’s icy cold cry-fest isn’t always an easy task. Taking a shovel to the roof may work if there’s only a couple of inches of powder to scrape off, but you’ll need something bigger if there’s layer upon layer of the snow piled onto the roof.
Excess snow on your home’s roof can actually cause damage, leaks, and even a relatively small 6 to 12 inch build-up of snow can lead to a roof collapse! It may sound like a job for a pro, but if you have a hammer, rope, and aren’t afraid of heights, then you can clean up the roof on one fell swoop.
The man seen in this video shows regular homeowners everywhere that you don’t have to spend big bucks to get the job done. After he climbs up onto the roof, he throws a length of rope with a hammer tied to one end onto the ground. He drapes the rest of the rope over and around the edges of the snowpack on the roof, and hops back onto the ground.
Once on the ground, the man gets down to business and starts pulling on the rope, so that the rope itself is scraping underneath the layer of snow. If you’ve ever spent any time on the slopes as an experienced skier or snowboarder, then you can probably guess where this is going to go!
The genius in this man’s rope trick is in how he creates a mini avalanche. After he put some elbow grease into it, the moving rope causes the snow to become loose and slippery from the bottom, and without any traction to keep it in place, the whole thing suddenly slips and slides onto the ground!
Of course, now there’s a ton more snow around his house, but that’s a much less expensive problem to have than repairing a damaged rooftop.
Removing snow from the roof with a rope is as easy as the count of 1-2-3.