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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85%of customersrecommend this product23 of 27reviews
Rating Breakdown27 reviews
85%of customersrecommend this product23 of 27reviews
This snow rake is very easy to put together, 3 bolts and one nut and bolt. Assembly is easy if you loosely put in all the bolts and align everything first before tightening them. Check tightness once every season before you use the rake again. This rake is light and works well when used correctly massaging snow down the roof line. The plastic head is better than metal as metal can cut into many shingles if used incorrectly. The plastic head will break through a light crust allowing you to move tough snow off of the roof. I am happy with the performance of this product, works as advertised.
Although the assembly directions could be much better, it's not terribly difficult to figure out. The design of the main handle is excellent, easy to hold, control and to extend or retract. The blade is adequate for all but the most hard packed snow. Rubber grommets are well placed to minimize the stress on the blade. A few extra parts were supplied to repair the locking mechanism should it fail. In two seasons of moderate to heavy use, there have been no problems.
Pros: Durable, Easy to Clean, Functionality
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Easy to use extension lock buttons while wearing gloves operate well in tight areas.
Plastic blade pulls a lot of snow with minimum impact to the roof surface
We've had a lot of snow in Maine. First time I've ever needed to clear snow from the roof. The quality of the rake seems good, the price was about average that I found shopping around. The assembly instructions are useless. There's a drawing of the rake with 6 small, numbered drawings pointing to each assembly point. I finally gave up on that and just used common sense to assemble the head. There are NO directions on how to get the handle assembled and to make the telescoping feature work. I lost the rake head on the roof twice before giving up.
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.
The rake was very difficult to put together. I am a homeowner with carpentry, plumbing and electrical experience and this was difficult. The parts did not fit together properly and the instructions were not very clear. Now that I have finally gotten it together it seems like it will work. I have not had a chance to use it yet.
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.
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.
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
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.