Determine the best way to safely remove the snow from the roof. Decide where you should place the ladder for the best access to your roof. Remember, when you remove snow from your house or garage roof it has to go somewhere. Be mindful not to drop it on walkways you’ve already cleared or on other structures unless there’s no other option.
Familiarize yourself with basic ladder safety procedures. Be wary of placing the ladder on any slick, icy spots on the ground. Be very careful around overhead electrical wires, especially when moving ladders around or near the locations of service lines attached to the house. Invest in an adjustable ladder stabilizer and/or have someone hold the ladder for you.
Never step onto an icy or snowy roof to clear off snow.
Try to keep your roof clear of branches, leaves and other debris that might keep snow and ice from sliding off the roof.