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How do i get the leaves off of my steep metal roof

I have a huge maple tree in my front yard. It sheds a great deal of leaves every year, leaving a thick layer of wet leaves on my metal roof. The roof is too steep to attack the problem at its source. I tried a hose with an 8 foot extension attachment and a blower while standing on a ladder. However I was only able to get about 60% of the leaves to leave :) There are still several piles remaining near the ridge that I cannot get to budge.As I was pondering my alternatives I found none ... then I thought, what if I had a HUGE rake that would reach the ridge ...hmmm.. So, I've taken two 8' metal tent poles (the type that dont bend) and connected them end to end. I attached a 10' piece of aluminum flashing in the center (using duct tape, zip ties and liquid nails) to create more support at the center of my pole. I then took the end of a push broom and attached it to one end of the pole using more liquid nails and a large 8" bolt, which I glued into the broom and the end of one of the tent poles. I now have a roughly 16' pole with a push broom on one end (a gigantic broom, not rake). The glue is still drying. I will know tomorrow if it works or not. I thought, however, I should inquire whether or not anyone has a better idea before I hurt myself wielding a 15' pole while trying to balance on a ladder (did I mention Im only 5' tall?)..

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Buy a snow roof rake.They have poly propolene radial scoops on them they wont dammage roof. You can use it for snow as well. You wont need the latter. Mutch lighter as well.

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  • Wetness in the trunk/boot can be caused by a range of factors. 1. Dried out weather-stripping around the trunk. 2. A cracked rain rail on the convertible top. 3. Dried out weather-stripping around the tail lights.
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