Ice Dams and Roof Care
I moved to Idaho in the spring of 2016 and was not prepared for the massive (and unusual for this area) snow load that we got in December. It continued into February, and I did wonder what I'd gotten myself into! For most of that winter the chain link fence around the yard was only visible because the corner and gate posts stuck up out of the snow.
Buildings collapsed under the weight of snow on roof tops. And many buildings had damage from ice dams. I learned to go around an whack the overhanging snow and ice from my roof. I used the extendable handle of the apple picker that I'd bought when I planted my fruit trees. Yes, I'm an optimist!
Here's an article about preventing ice dams on your roof. https://www.familyhandyman.com/roof/prevent-ice-dams/