This is a Snow Joe snow shovel roof rake, a telescoping snow-clearing device that is designed to remove snow from your home’s roof.
There are a bunch of different models on the market, but all seem to have the same basic features – a telescoping handle and wide raking blade. Some blades are made of plastic, others of aluminum.
This seems to be a neat solution for clearing off snow from your roof without a ladder. Why remove the snow? I’m guessing it’ll help to prevent icicles, ice dams, and unexpected heaps of snow falling down upon your head as you walk to the car.
Some of the companies selling these point out that snow can weigh a LOT, and that clearing off some of the snow can help prevent damaging levels of snow from loading up on your roof.
Have you used something like this, and if so, what do you think of it? Have you used something you think would work better?