Before you start to shovel snow, know that it isn’t anyone’s cup of tea, but it needs to be done from time to time.
It can cause costly mistakes and can even put your life at risk. But it’s not always the case.
In this blog post, you’ll discover when shoveling snow is optional and when you have to do it. We’ll even give you some alternatives.
Let’s dive in.
When Should You Shovel Snow Off Your Deck?
Before reaching for the shovel, if your deck only has a little snow that’s light and fluffy, you may be able to use a push broom to just broom off the snow. You know you won’t risk damaging your decking with a broom.
For snow up to a couple of inches, a leaf blower works great for removing snow at a fast rate. Besides, it’s also a zero-risk option.
Before you begin worrying about all the snow on your deck, let’s see what The Code of Regulation for Building and Construction in Johnson County says.
Using A Snow Shovel
Note: Make sure your shovel’s blade isn’t metal, as it can scratch your decking.
I prefer a plastic or poly grain scoop-type shovel. I’d rather buy another shovel than replace composite decking boards.
You can find plastic or poly grain shovels at your local big box stores, farm and feed stores, and online.
Tips When Shoveling Snow
Homeowners have also been asking about using a snowblower on decks. We talked about this method in a different article, and you can read about it here.
If it’s a bigger, more challenging task, hire a snow removal company to help you out. We stand at your service here at Hankins Decks, so don’t hesitate to get in touch with us!