Easy Snow Removal Tips

Tips, guides and answers to frequently asked questions in order to have a safe and pleasant winter.

Rénovation de toiture : 5 choses à savoir!
Roofing and Renovation: 5 things to know!

Snow or ice accumulations, heavy rain or hail, strong winds and periods of intense heat; all of these can damage the roof of your home. Time also plays a big role in its degradation. Thinking of replacing your roof? This information is for you!

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When to remove snow from your roof: choose wisely to make it easy!

There is a storm coming and you are not sure if you have to clear your roof? Wondering if it’s time to clear the snow from your flat roof? Several factors may influence the frequency this winter maintenance should be carried out, and these factors differ from one house to another. How do you know if it’s time for you to take out the snow rake and clear the roof? Here is the answer!

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How to Safely Clear Snow from Your Roof

Did you know that there has been an increase in the number of injuries associated with roof snow removal? More than ever these days, this routine winter chore may expose people to discomfort, hypothermia or frostbite, or to falling, being trapped under snow or even being electrocuted. Here are a few tips to help you be as safe as possible.

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Why is it so important to clear snow from your roof?

You know you should be regularly removing the snow from your roof, but do you know exactly why it’s so important? From the danger of roof collapse to the risk of leaks, here’s why proper winter maintenance of your roof is crucial to ensuring the structural stability of your home and the safety and security of your family.

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Snow on the roof: What’s covered by your insurance?

The dangers of snow and ice buildup on the roof of your home are real.

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Top 5 Snow Shovelling Techniques to Prevent Back Pain

It seems after every snowfall, you can almost hear your neighbourhood’s collective groan about having to shovel snow…again.

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Top 10 Tips to Winterize Your House

Winter is about to rear its cold head and now is the time to start thinking about winterizing your home. Effectively preparing your home for the upcoming snow months doesn’t have to break the bank; there are many affordable steps, many you can do yourself, to protect your family, safeguard your home from damage, lower your utility bills, and keep insurance claims at bay.

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Top 3 Reasons Why DIY Trumps Snow Removal Services
Top 3 Reasons Why DIY Trumps Snow Removal Services

We’re in the dead of winter (hello, polar vortex!). Depending on where you live, there’s a strong likelihood that snow is piling up on the driveways, sidewalks, and rooftops. Slips, falls, and roof damage are top of mind. As you consider the options, your time, effort, and money come into play. You confront the age-old question, “Do I clear the snow myself, or hire a snow removal service to do it for me?”.

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Can Snow Removal Put Your Health at Risk ?

When we think of extreme winter sports, activities like ski jumping, ice climbing and snow kiting come to mind. But with severe winter storms bearing down on Canada and the northern US, a potentially more dangerous activity emerges – snow removal! With each inch of snow accumulation, the risk of injury from falls, overexertion and even heart attacks increases.

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Top Signs That It’s Time to Remove Snow from Your Roof
Top Signs That It’s Time to Remove Snow from Your Roof

Winter is in full swing. As usual, you can expect a weather cocktail of snow, ice pellets, freezing rain and possibly a downpour. Although most roofs in northern climates are designed to withstand the heaviest of snowfalls, it’s essential that you routinely remove snow from your roof to prevent ice dams, water infiltration, and even roof collapse.

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Happy Holidays!

As we close the book on another year, we reflect on the success we’ve had in 2018 and recognize those that have made it possible.

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Winter! Who has it worse in Canada?

What are the snowiest cities in Canada? Those of us who live in the upper regions of North America have a love/hate relationship with winter. We enjoy the range of activities that the season brings from hockey and skiing to horse-drawn sleighs and sugar shacks!

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Winter is coming to Dragons' Den
Winter is coming to Dragons’ Den

December 2018 Starting from the early days at the family cabin, where we envisioned a better way to spend time than clearing snow from the roof with a shovel and ladder. To the present day, where we’ve expanded the factory to meet the demand for SnowPeelers. PolarMade has been an adventure in the making and the next stop – Dragons’ Den!

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Value: It’s less about dollars, more about sense

We live in a consumer-driven world. On any given day, the average person sees as many as 5,000 ads. With slogans such as, “more for less” and “you get what you pay for,” it’s easy to think that we make purchasing decisions based merely on price. But as we peek deeper into our buying behavior, we see that value is the motivating factor.

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Winter is coming – expect the unexpected!

We’re days away from dropping the puck to start the NHL’s regular season. That means 82 games in which anything can happen. It’s also a sign that winter is right around the corner and, as with hockey, we should expect the unexpected.

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Success – One Roof at a Time

Spring is officially here! As we say goodbye to the snow and ice and put the shovels and boots away, it’s time to reflect on the success of this past winter season.

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How to Prevent Ice Dams, Winter’s Insult to Injury

Ice dams are winter’s way of adding insult to injury. For weeks, you’ve weathered gray skies and the cold. You’ve shoveled sidewalks and driveways to the point of exhaustion. Just when you think you’ve got the upper hand, you look at your roof and notice a huge, eerie edge of ice that looks pretty—but is unsafe not only for your roof but people walking underneath. Let’s look more closely at what ice dams are, why ice dams are dangerous and how to prevent ice dams.

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Homeowners Insurance: Why You Should Be Covered This Winter

When it comes to winter weather, a little prevention goes a long way in keeping insurance costs down and peace of mind intact. Here are just some considerations to keep in mind when looking at beefing up your homeowners insurance for the winter.

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Happy New Year from PolarMade

Happy New Year! As we reflect upon this past year and look towards the new year, our thoughts turn gratefully to those who made our success possible. We want to especially thank all of our customers.

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The Perfect Gift for the Imperfect Season

“It’s the most wonderful time of the year With the kids jingle belling And everyone telling you be of good cheer It’s the most wonderful time of the year” It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year    –  Andy Williams/ Eddie Pola/George Wyle

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Rooftop Investing – Choosing the right snow removal tool

With winter upon us, the threat level for your roof rises significantly. Snow loading and ice dams can cause major damage, resulting in substantial, unplanned expense.

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Winter is here and it's going to be fun
Rooftop Investing – Choosing the right snow removal tool

When it comes to the “official” definition of winter, there are several perspectives.

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Your ultimate guide on how to removing snow from a roof

Ever wonder about how to remove snow from a roof?

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How much snow your roof can support?

Every winter, Québec homeowners have the same concern: “What is the maximum amount of snow the roof can support?”

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Roof Collapse from Snow: It Could Happen to Your Home!

Protect your Roof to Avoid Snow Roof Collapse!

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SnowPeeler featured in AQMAT New Product Catalog – 2017 Edition

PolarMade’s SnowPeeler was selected by the Quebec Hardware and Building Supply Association (AQMAT) to be featured in its 2017 New Product Catalog.

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Winter is near!

A few preventive measures in the fall mean fewer headaches (and less unplanned expenses) in the spring.

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reaail partner program
PolarMade Retail Partner Program

PolarMade is excited to announce the launch of its Retail Partner Program.

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PolarMade recipient of an entrepreneurial grant awarded by Quebec

In September, PolarMade was honored as one of the top 12 innovative companies by the Entrepreneurship and Regional Development Division of the City of Quebec.

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Welcome to PolarMade

This story begins, as most do, in a land far, far away. That is if you consider the backcountry of Quebec “far, far away”!

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