A roof rake is a long pole-like tool that can be used to remove snow from your roof. It’s important to remove snow and ice from your roof because the snow can cause damage to your shingles and gutters or could even be so severe as to cause your roof to cave in. You should remove snow from your roof when 6 inches have accumulated. Using a roof rake makes removing snow easier because you don’t have to climb onto your roof and even gives you an upper body workout.