After collapses, some hardware stores sold out of roof rakes
CONCORD - There have been close to a dozen incidents at New Hampshire homes this winter concerning the weight of snow of roofs. There have been partial collapses, buckling, and in one case in Concord, the roof slid right off the home.
State Fire Marshal Bill Degnan is urging caution as there were multiple reports of people falling off of roofs over the weekend. He says even though we haven't seen significant snow in the past few days, the wind can shift the snow already on your roof.
Rocky's Ace Hardware and Aubochon Hardware in Concord are both sold out of roof rakes. Rocky's got a shipment of 50 in last Thursday and sold all of them in a matter of hours. They expect to get another shipment within in the next week.