Snow Removal

Colorado Vacation Home Services offers complete snow removal services such as snow plowing, shoveling, as well as clearing sidewalks, driveways, and removing ice.

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Snow plowing

To ensure your safety and comfort, Colorado Vacation Home Services will check out your location, carefully noting obstacles and other areas that need attention to clearly designate what areas need to be cleared and where to relocate snow.

Snow shoveling

It’s important to keep you sidewalks, decks and entryways clear of snow and ice.  When the snow melts and refreezes, the resulting sheet of ice becomes a slipping hazard. Also, it’s important to keep an eye out for shrub branches that are groaning under the burden of excessive snow. To prevent such branches from snapping, we’ll gently brush the snow off them.

Snow relocation

During the winter season, large amounts of snow can accumulate, preventing easy access to entryways, driveways, walkways, parking lots, and other areas. Some municipalities have restrictions on pushing snow onto public land, hence snow relocation arrangements may be necessary.  

Manage roof snow loads and ice dams

Newer homes are designed for 40 lbs. per square foot minimum roof snow load.  As a rule of thumb, saturated snow weighs about 20 pounds per cubic foot; ice build-up causes extra pressure. Flat roofs are more of a concern (less than 3/12 pitch), as flatter roof pitches tend to hold more snow moisture.  Icicles hanging along the eaves of your house may look beautiful, but they spell trouble. That's because the same conditions that allow icicles to form—snow-covered roofs and freezing weather—also lead to ice dams: thick ridges of solid ice that build up along the eaves. Dams can tear off gutters, loosen shingles, and cause water to back up and pour into your house.

Ensure surface water flowing away from structure

Good drainage is a must or ice will form in unwanted places around the building.

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