This snow roof rake can help prevent structural and water damage to your home that can result from heavy snow left on your homeâs roof. It's designed for strength and durability with lightweight aluminum and temperature resistant plastics. The handle enables a very long reach and it's easier and safer to use than climbing up on your roof with a snow shovel.
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95%of customersrecommend this product20 of 21reviews
Rating Breakdown21 reviews
95%of customersrecommend this product20 of 21reviews
I was in desperate need of a roof rake with all the recent snow in MA. In 20 years, I never needed to "roof rake" before, so I was a little worried that this rake was "too cheap". Well, there weren't any others and I was extremely lucky to time a call to the Natick store and lined up for a load coming in one evening last week. They are inexpensive, so I bought two. I figured if worse came to worse, I could use the second as parts for backup. Well, the 2nd is in its original packing because the first one has been awesome and bombproof. I hauled down literally TONS of snow and ice from some very tall rooflines I've got. Easy to assemble. Well designed to be rugged, despite "home assembly". Very simple tool that is surprisingly rugged, easy to use, easy to store...highly recommended. Don't bother with a higher-priced rake system unless you have an unusual situation.
We were able to remove built-up snow from our patio roof with ease. The rake is just the right size to grab enough snow and pull it off the roof. In very little time we were able to clear the 12'X24' roof of over 18" of snow build-up. The 17' handle come in three pieces allowing as much as you need. We used 2 pieces allowing a 12' reach.
This was nice but it would had been much better if the front rim was more thin and sharp like the front end of a shovel. I noticed it slip off the snow because the front rim was round and when I go to pull the snow down it does not grab it well - It slips right off the snow!! Forget about it if there is some ice and or the snow hardens no traction at all.
Pros: Vibrant Color, Easy to Clean, Easy to Install, Stylish
Cons: Not Durable, does not function properly, a waste of your money, only for soft snow
I just recently bought a True Temper roof rake and I think it is a great product. But from reading some of the other reviews, I think I might have something different. From other reviews, it sounds like the handle is assembled from 3 pieces that you put together to use it, then take apart to store. Mine has a one piece telescoping handle. It is about 6 feet long when it is retracted, but telescopes out to 16 1/2 feet. Also, the cross section of the pole is elliptical rather than round, which makes it a lot more rigid. Even when fully extended, it does not bend very much at all.
Pros: Durable, Multi Use, Strong, Great Quality, Good Shape
Overpriced as are all roof rakes. But the design on this with the bend makes it great for downward motion on the roof. Very satisfied with the performance of this rake on about 10 inches of snow on the roof today. Just start with the snow by the gutter and gradualy move further up the roof.
I found a snow rake at Home Depot yesterday, after much searching, and today it is snowing again in Connecticut.
I just used it and it worked great--worth every penney! If I had had it before the snow iced over the gutter, it would have been much easier and quicker.
It was a bit of work, but actually fun and I am not quite a spring chicken at 64. I do exercise daily, probably look more like Minnie Mouse than Hulk Hogan, but had little problem. Be careful if you are not in pretty good shape because you will work your heart a bit.
As for assembly--If I (who makes a mechanical klutz look like a mechanical genuis) took 7.5 minutes to put it together, you could probably do it in 4 minutes with one socket wrench and a pair of plyers.
If you should see one in the store, buy it while it is available. If you don't need one, buy it for a friend or your kid and give him a gift that will be useful and appreciated.
Lightweight rake that doesn't take a lot of muscle to handle. Blade stays in contact with the roof as you pull it but will veer towards the clear side as the load builds. The only improvement to it would be for more rigid pole sections and a 4th section so that I could reach the peak of the roof.
The product is very easy to assemble and light weight. It does the job well with a more powder like snow but I am skeptical how well it would work if the snow were very heavy or if it partially melted and then refroze. In this situation a heavier metal blade would probably work better. I wouldn't recommend if you live in a lake effect snow region but it's sufficient for Central Ohio snow.
Pros: easy to assemble., light weight.
Cons: may be too light weight for real heavy snow.
NOT ONLY IS IT GOOD FOR THE ROOF BUT I USED IT TO GET THE SNOW OFF MY ABOVE THE GROUND POOL COVER AND IT WAS GREAT. IT WAS SO MUCH EASIER THAN HAVING TO SHOVEL THE HEAVY SNOW OFF THE COVER SO NOT ONLY IS IT A ROOF RAKE BUT ALSO A POOL RAKE. I HAVE ALREAY RECOMMENDED THIS PRODUCT TO SEVERAL PEOPLE.
This is wonderful! Who would want to climb up a ladder in the dead of winter? This also prevents snow blockage which can get under your roof and seep into your walls. We actually had that happened and had to call the contractor to repair the drywall!
Winter is here--you should go to Home Depot TODAY!
The best part of this rake is that if you have a house that's taller than 17', you can buy two rakes and use the extensions to make one really long roof rake. The bad part is that a 34' roof rake is almost impossible to maneuver and your shoulders will be sore for days,