Rated 4.8 out of 5Â by 75
Rated 5 out of 5Â by jdg0928 Easier to Use Than I Anticipated
Very simple to assemble with a 1/2-inch socket and a wrench (or two 1/2-inch sockets). Took less than 10 minutes. (Hint: the two support bars have a specific way they should be attached. It's easy to tell the correct way, so place them by hand first.)
The telescoping feature is fantastic. The buttons are large, making them easy to use while wearing gloves. Smart move by the designer. The shaft is an oval which gives it strength. This keeps the pole from bending, essentially making the rake longer than one with a lot of give. Another nice touch is the course texture on the entire outside, lower shaft. The coating makes it really easy to grip and handle. I was very impressed.
I pulled the snow off the front of my cape (about 35 feet) in less than 45 minutes, and that includes dealing with stairs, uneven ground and my compulsion for an absolutely clear roof.
The price is about what seems to be normal for roof rakes, but I'd have to guess this is among the best considering the great design and ease of use.
February 9, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by TF093 Saved me from ice dams and water damage
I had experienced ice dams that lead to a leak in my house. Got the roof rake which was easy to assemble, and wasn't that hard to use. When fully extended it can be a bit cumbersome, but rember you have 17' of extended pole in front of you. It can move a lot of snow. For the money you can't beat it. I use it to clear icicles, snow and it can be used to get that child's toy off the roof. Just please watch out for power lines when using it.
March 18, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by jbreitmun No more roof leaks from ice dams form
A couple weeks ago we had the perfect recipe weather to create havoc on roofs. It snowed like crazy, about 15", and then it got warm enough, just a little while, for some of it to start melting. Suddenly, a hard freeze came over the region causing all that flowing water to immediately freeze. Of course this so happens right where the gutter meets the roof. I'm talking an almost 10" high by 8" thick ice dam! Well the following day it starts to get a little warm again but I am in a hurry to get to work. Should've known when I got home later in the day all that melting snow had no where to run off at so it all started to back up under my shingles. Once under the shingles it was lovely enough to work its way into my attic and ultimately down my bedroom and office walls! I will mention just about a week prior I had just repainted these rooms!
Well to make a long story short I needed a way to remove all the snow and ice from my roof so I borrowed a neighbors snow rake and put my order in online for this roof rake. I also had to use some ice melt to help clear the ice dams. It arrived a few days later, fortunately, as we just experienced another snow storm. So from here on out it is all about prevention. It will be now to shovel the driveway and rake the roof with each falling snow.
March 16, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Howy Better here than Buffalo
Assembly and instructions were fine even in the cold. The adjusters on the pole were pre-assembled, and I get the impression that may not have been the case with other reviewers. I am 64 years old and it was no problem for me to use it fully extended. There wasn't much flex in the oval shafts. Adjusters worked well with gloves or even mittens. I don't think it needs rollers because the plastic will not harm the shingles (the plastic will eventually show wear). Not sure it would be as useful in Buffalo where they just got 6' of snow, but it would be a lot easier than climbing steep snow covered roof. I was done raking the roof 30 minutes from getting home from the store. The ship-to-store was 4 days from order to arrival, at no extra charge (a week before the Christmas rush started).
November 22, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by none A roof saver
Haven't had a chance to test product yet, no snow. Hope don't have to for a while but past roof rake shovels have helped a bunch. This seems well made and up to the test.
November 4, 2014