About Armor Shield Exteriors in Oakville, CT

Snow Removal from Roofs in Western Connecticut

Roof Rake in Shelton

Raking snow from roofs helps prevent ice dam formation and also improves the efficiency of solar electric panels.

Every year, the newspapers tell us disheartening stories of homeowners and untrained workers who fall from rooftops while trying to remove heavy accumulations of snow. Sadly, many of these accidents cause serious injuries or death.

Snow removal, however, may be advisable to prevent the formation of ice dams and to remove snow from solar collectors and roof windows.

During periods of extremely heavy snowfall, snow and ice build-up may exceed the load capacity of your roof, especially older roofs that are flat or have low-slope pitches. Some snow-fall can weigh between 1 and 21 lbs. per cubic foot, depending upon moisture content!

Armor Shield Exteriors offers our professional snow removal services for roofs all throughout the Western Connecticut area.

The right roofing services can help keep water out of your home
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Contact us to schedule an inspection and estimate today! Our service area includes Shelton, Bristol, Bridgeport, Danbury, Stratford and nearby towns and cities.

Recent Customer Reviews
  • By Dorothy L.
    Danbury, CT

    "I want to thank Scott Tearman for being very helpful in getting my insurance claim processed."

    Customer Review

    By Dorothy L.
    Danbury, CT

    I want to thank Scott Tearman for being very helpful in getting my insurance claim processed.

  • By Linda D.
    Trumbull, CT

    "Very happy with job."

    Customer Review

    By Linda D.
    Trumbull, CT

    Very happy with job.

  • By Richard E.
    Plantsville, CT

    "Totally efficient, coordinate and thorough"

    Customer Review

    By Richard E.
    Plantsville, CT

    Totally efficient, coordinate and thorough

  • By Tu
    West Hartford, CT

    Customer Review

    By Tu
    West Hartford, CT

We safely & effectively remove snow without damaging shingles

We work from the ground whenever possible, carefully using long snow rakes that resemble garden hoes. Our workers are instructed to remove small amounts of snow at a time to avoid being hit or by falling snow or ice. We are particularly careful to avoid dislodging roof shingles and gutters. If it is necessary to work from the roof, proper safety gear is used to prevent accidents and care is taken to locate skylights, dryer vents, and roof vents beforehand.

Our snow removal methods ensure the safety of our workers and won’t damage your roof. Contact us before the snow begins to fall so we can map your roof and inspect the shingles and gutters. With this preparation, we can more effectively handle snow removals when the need arises.  

Snow accumulation on the roof can lead to ice dams

Roof Snow Removal Dangers

  • Falling snow and ice may cause injury
  • Injury from snow rake that falls from roof
  • Falling off a ladder
  • Overexertion
  • Ladder sliding away
  • Slipping off roof
  • Tripping due to unseen, buried roof penetrations, like vent stacks
  • Falling through unseen, buried skylight or roof window

Snow on your roof normally does not pose a problem. When your roof is subject to temperature differentials between the area over the attic and the bottom few feet near the eave, however, it may be vulnerable to ice dams and damaging water leaks.

As snow melts across the upper reaches of the roof, it trickles down toward the eave. If the roof temperature at the eave is below freezing, that trickle freezes like a mini glacier until layer upon layer gradually builds up and a "dam" of ice forms.

When the ice dam is high enough, water collects behind it and forms a small pool. The water rises under shingles until it reaches a fastener hole and seeps into your home.

If your eaves are shielded with eave flashing, such as a self-adhering rubberized asphalt and fiberglass mat (that self-seals when penetrated by fasteners), you probably won’t have to worry about ice dams.

Contact Armor Shield Exteriors today to find out more about our snow removal and ice dam prevention solutions, or our other roofing services like roof repair and replacement. We work in Bridgeport, Danbury, Bristol, Stratford, Shelton, Trumbull, Ridgefield, Wilton, Westport, Weston and cities nearby.

Serving CT including the Greater Danbury area
Our Connecticut Service Area
Cities in Fairfield County, CT
Bethel
Bridgeport
Brookfield
Danbury
Easton
Fairfield
Monroe
New Fairfield
Newtown
Norwalk
Redding
Ridgefield
Sandy Hook
Shelton
Southport
Stratford
Trumbull
Weston
Westport
Wilton

Cities in Hartford County, CT
Avon
Bloomfield
Bristol
Broad Brook
Burlington
Canton
East Hartford
East Windsor
Farmington
Hartford
Manchester
New Britain
Newington
Plainville
Plantsville
Simsbury
South Windsor
Southington
Unionville
Weatogue
West Hartford
West Simsbury
Windsor
Windsor Locks

Cities in Litchfield County, CT
Bantam
Bethlehem
Bridgewater
Goshen
Harwinton
Lakeside
Litchfield
Morris
New Hartford
New Milford
New Preston Marble Dale
Northfield
Oakville
Plymouth
Roxbury
Terryville
Thomaston
Torrington
Washington
Washington Depot
Watertown
Woodbury

Cities in New Haven County, CT
Ansonia
Beacon Falls
Derby
Middlebury
Naugatuck
Oxford
Seymour
Southbury
Waterbury
Wolcott

Cities in Tolland County, CT
Ellington
Stafford Springs
Tolland
Vernon Rockville
Willington

Cities in Windham County, CT
Ashford
Dayville
East Killingly
Eastford
North Grosvenordale
Pomfret Center
Putnam
Quinebaug
Thompson
Woodstock
Woodstock Valley

Cities in Hampden County, MA
Brimfield
Holland
Wales

Cities in Middlesex County, MA
Boxborough
Hopkinton
Hudson
Marlborough
Stow

Cities in Worcester County, MA
Auburn
Barre
Berlin
Bolton
Boylston
Brookfield
Charlton
Cherry Valley
Clinton
Douglas
Dudley
East Brookfield
Fiskdale
Gardner
Gilbertville
Grafton
Harvard
Holden
Hubbardston
Jefferson
Lancaster
Leicester
Leominster
Millbury
New Braintree
North Brookfield
North Grafton
North Oxford
Northborough
Northbridge
Oakham
Oxford
Paxton
Princeton
Rochdale
Rutland
Shrewsbury
South Grafton
Southborough
Southbridge
Spencer
Sterling
Sturbridge
Sutton
Templeton
Upton
Webster
West Boylston
West Brookfield
West Warren
Westborough
Westminster
Whitinsville
Worcester

Our Locations:

Armor Shield Exteriors
15 Falls Ave
Oakville, CT 06779
1-203-437-7201
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