While a thick blanket of snow is a pretty sight on the roofs of most houses after snow, this snow can endanger your home including increased pressure on the roof or creating ice dams and blocking the paths of pipes as the snow melts. Snow rakes are included in a few standard tools that you can utilise during snowstorms or mild snow to clean your roof of the snow.
Let’s go, one by one, through the most durable and efficient snow, rakes you can buy for your home today!
10. Reppin Housewares Snow Rake ($24.99)
This rake by Reppin Housewares has an extendable pole from 6 foot to 21 foot. The unit is shingle friendly and light in weight for ease of holding. It is made from durable and sturdy professional grade material. A good buy!
“Fast shipping. I bought it for cleaning the awning for our camper as we get a lot of leaves and pine needles where we camp. It extends and retracts as we expected and did what we bought it for.” – Amazon’s Customer Review.
9. Minnsnowta Snow Rake ($165.98)
This roof razor by Minnsnowta might be one of the fastest ways to clear your roof of snow. The unit requires less effort than traditional rakes and causes less damage to shingles. A simple push is all that is needed to clean snow off your roof. This roof razor snow rake makes it simple to eliminate ice build-up and prevents damaging ice dams. It has an ergonomic design and four 6′ snap connected pole sections. Measures 24″ W x 6″ H x 24′ L with a 10′ chute.
“Indeed, This is not a rake. Rakes scrape along the roof shingles and WILL damage them. This baby has wheels, and the cutting edge never touches the expensive shingles. You push it up along the ceiling rolling on the wheels under the snow. The snow above it falls and slides down the “shade” as one poster puts it. I live in northern Minnesota and have used one on 13 different buildings with varying pitched roofs. It outperforms any roof rake that acts as a shovel. When the snow melts a bit then freezes then snows, again and again, the standard roof rakes just skim over the top. This makes it tough to remove the snow. The roof Razor cuts under and thru all that making it far superior. It has never damaged any shingles. I will add a suggestion: disconnect the bungee cord that connects to the end of the reinforced plastic “shoot”, more times than not it just launches snow in your face, a lot of snow.” – Amazon’s Customer Review.
8. Garant Snow Rake ($25.00)
This is a telescopic, high quality and sturdy rake by Garant. The unit is made from aluminium (lightweight) and features a non-slip oval handle for a very firm grip. It has integrated push buttons with end caps on the handle and the handle extends to 17-1/4′ with a blade measuring 24″.
“I was in desperate need of snow removal from my roof this past winter, when we had more snow than normal, and it we didn’t have a thaw for over three months! No one had them in stock in mid-February, but a friend had borrowed one from his friend, and I used that. It worked great! I wanted to make sure that I found the same model, as I was happy with it. I had to do some research to find it, but this was the model. It arrived fairly quickly, just in time for another round of snow! I highly recommend this, but I do also recommend some very sturdy gloves, as the gloves I used were chewed up by the anti-slip grip.
And you can also use this for a great upper body workout! That roof snow is hefty!” – Amazon’s Customer Review.
7. Garant Snow Rake ($38.68)
This snow rake is also by Garant with a 24 inches polycarbonate blade and a 16-foot reach aluminium handle. The lightweight blade is roof friendly, and this unit is ideal for removing snow from roofs, awnings and tarps. The sturdy handle is moisture resistant.
“After comparing the Garant roof rake to others that appeared more sophisticated (some with cutting wires, some that “shaved” the snow, etc.), I decided to go with this one. Since receiving it, I’ve removed both deep, dry snow and heavy, wet snow with great success. The Garant is lightweight but sturdy, and the scoop of the rake seems just the right size and set at a perfect angle. It may be that some of the other much more expensive devices might be better for very set-up, crusty snow, but for typical use here in Idaho, I’m more than content with this product.” – Amazon’s Customer Review.
6. Sno Brum Snow Rake ($33.98)
This is Sno Brum’s snow removal tool for households. The unit has a 17 to 28 inches telescoping handle. It will not scratch your roof or your car for that matter and is made from high-grade durable foam and cross-linked polyethene.
“I had bought these before and paid much more money for them. These are sturdier, and the handles are much better than the aluminium ones that easily break when fully extended. Did not get to use them much this year, but am sure they will do well, for next year. I even bought one for a friend as she just bought an SUV. Just pushes the snow right off your car or SUV. Use it sideways to break up the snow if it is deep and then slide it off. All gone snow, and the clear car in no time.” – Amazon’s Customer Review.
5. Avalanche Snow Rake ($39.99)
This snow rake by Avalanche has a 24 inches wide blade with 20 feet quick connect aluminium handle. The handle vinyl end provides a firm grip. The built-in wheels prevent roof damage, and it comes with an easy to store mounting bracket. The pole comes in five 4-foot sections with snap on couplers. The 24in. wide plastic rake head removes a generous swath of snow with each pull. Recommended!
“I live in Bayfield, WI. Snows a lot here. This has been working fine. It gets into the valleys that my Avalanche with the plastic slide can’t. I haven’t had a problem with it, although I’m quite careful with stuff. If it gets caught on something, work around the snag. This is perfect for light snows too. The rake with the slide work very well for heavier snows. I would buy it again. I recommend getting more extension handles. They are expensive, though.” – Amazon’s Customer Review.
4. Snow Joe Snow Rake ($28.87)
This is Snow Joe’s 21 inches, twist and lock telescoping snow rake with 6 inches by 25 inches polycarbonate blade. The ultra-light construction allows easy handling while the oversized blade ensures maximum clearing. Ideal for removing snow, wet leaves and debris from roofs without climbing. Prevent damage due to the heavy snow loads piled onto your roof and save costly repairs with Roofer Joe.
“More than a roof rake. My dish (way up on the old roof!) had a tonne of wet snow on it. Got to have that tv working, eh? I took off the shovel part and taped on a brush. Problem solved. That alone made this thing worth the price of admission!” – Amazon’s Customer Review.
3. The AMES Companies, Inc Snow Rake ($49.27)
This is a 17 feet telescoping rake with a 24-inch polycarbonate blade. The unit is lightweight and reinforced with wear strip for durability. The push-button feature to enable telescoping capability and the non-slip handle allows a firm grip. Easily storable. This unit is designed for strength and durability with lightweight aluminium and temperature resistant plastics.
“Just purchased one today at Home Depot in CT. Could not believe they have stock with all the snow we have had. They told me the shipment just came in. Instructions were fair to poor but still easy to assemble once you study the picture on the box and the instruction sheet. Tried it out today and it works well. The oval pole gives it a lot of strength and steadiness. The push button mechanism for extending the pole works great. DO NOT buy one of the adjustable poles that twist to lock. They jam and become stuck. I have had a few different tools with that type of locking device, and they are terrible. By the way, this one from Home Depot was $46.97, $49.95 after CT took $2.98 from my wallet. This tool worked very well and so far quite pleased compared to the one I have now that has three pieces you have to snap together. Sounds easy enough but it stinks dragging the three pieces through the house to my deck and then standing in the cold and wind putting it together. This one is nice!” – Amazon’s Customer Review.
2. Suncast Snow Rake ($44.35)
This unit by Suncast features an aluminium handle with a graphite blade. The blade measures 24-by-7-inch and the handle 21-foot. It has four pieces snap connector sections with bottom section resin coated for better grip.
“I ordered this on Sunday because the weather report said we were going to get a lot of snow later in the week I had meant to get one earlier in the year but forgot about it so I had already checked reviews on several others which didn’t have as long of reach (which I needed). We have Prime with Amazon, so it arrived two days later with no shipping charge. It took about 10 minutes to put together. Well, on Thursday, it started snowing and by Friday we had over 29″ of snow (deepest snow I have ever seen in 30 hours time). We have a 4 level house, and it worked perfectly for 3 of the levels. I was able to clear off over 65′ of roof line on the front of the house in about 20 minutes to about 8-10 feet up the ceiling (the snow was very fluffy). The rods snap together and did bow quite a bit when they are all connected (21′ reach). But that helped me reach some parts of the roof I couldn’t have otherwise. I could not reach our top roof, but it is 22′ directly on our deck (which is 8′ above the ground. My neighbours watched me using it and are going to order their own.” – Amazon’s Customer Review.
1. Garelick Mfg. Snow Rake ($48.72)
Garelick’s 21-foot aluminium rake features a 24 inches blade. The unit has four easy snap together sections and efficiently prevents ice dams from forming. Shingle-friendly. By far the best roof rake on the market with its exclusive, patented “Shingle Saver” rollers. This unique snowflake roller design is easier to use because the blade never touches the roof’s surface, preventing damage while making it simpler to roll back up the roof.
“I just had a new shingled roof put on last summer, so I wanted to make sure that I got a rake that would not damage it when removing snow. I live in the mountains of Maine, so snow is a pretty common event during the winter. After reading the reviews of this rake, I decided that this would be the best rake for the job. The first thing I had done before I assembled it was, replace the nuts, bolts, and washers with stainless steel. This costs less than $4. Some of the other reviews complained of the originals. Cheap Fix! After using it a half dozen times, I can say that I made the right choice for a rake. Very well built, lightweight, and rugged! I would like to point out that, The proper way to roof rake is NOT to wait until you get three feet of snow accumulation, from several storms, with ice dams already present. If you use this rake the way it is intended, It should last a lifetime.” – Amazon’s Customer Review.
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