Knowing a strong storm was on the way I wanted to clear this snow loaded roof before the weather hit. The roof is way too steep to clear with a saw and shovel in the traditional fashion. So, up on top, I cut a curf with my snow saw the length of the roof ridge, then set a loop of wire down in the cut. Next, I dropped each end of the wire down to the ground. With one end of the wire secured to a “dead-man” I pull the other end of the wire closing the loop releasing the snow mass from the roof.