We've had a lot of snow and though there has not been an official command if you will to shovel the roofs, I'd rather not wait until a (my) roof collapses to sound the alarm! So, last year I paid somebody to do it and it cost me around 300 bucks. I think it was 20 or 25 bucks an hour. I did it with more snow myself and it took less than 4 hours. I am a machine-I know!! Anyhow, whether you do it or have somebody else do it . . . why wait? It gets a little warmer, we get a little more snow, it gets a little heavier. Be safe!!