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That’s where you install a snow fence — a fence designed to contain and control snow drifts.
It’s similar to the type of fencing that’s used on beaches to create sand dunes from all the blowing sand.
Snow fencing works by creating a snow drift on the downwind side of the fence. So while you really can’t stop the formation of snow drifts, you can at least control how and where they form.
And while we’re talking about snow piling up, it is also important we turn our attention to the roof of your house which can suffer from snow damage if not tended to properly.
Heavy snow on your roof can cause it to collapse.
In order to remove the snow from your roof, it’s important that you buy the right tools for the job (snow shovels and snow rakes), and that you avoid damaging your roof with the tools you use to remove the snow. (Asphalt roofs can be easily damaged by sharp metal tools, so plastic tools might be a better idea for a common asphalt roof.)
Don’t forget to get rid of the snow on your roof before it gets to be about 12 inches thick.
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