Is Power Washing Snow off Your Roof a Good Idea?
NO! Okay, maybe that was a little too “short and sweet.” Perhaps I should back up and dive into a little more detail on this.
Frankly, many people wonder if they can use a power washer to blast the snow or ice off their roof. After all, at first glance, it makes some sense. Doesn’t water melt away snow? Yes it does. And hot water does it even faster! And wouldn’t the high pressure break up ice and get that off my roof? Yes it would. So a homeowner may think of using their little power washer to eliminate the snow or ice on their roof. Or, they may think of hiring a “professional” power washer to come and do it for them. Is it possible to use a power washer to get the snow or ice off your roof? Yes. You can certainly find videos on YouTube of those that have done it without damage to their home. But is it a good idea to do so? Not really. Why not?