Because of the record snowfall in January, the tri-state area is experiencing an uptick in roofs collapsing.
My son's flat roof over a storage area collapse last Friday because of the snow. Luckily a neighbor of ours is a roofer (he says he has been very busy of late) and was able to clear the snow off the main house.
If you have a pitched roof snow buildup is less of an issue. You can use a so-called “roof rake” to remove snow, one small section at a time. That’s if you can find one. Area Home Depots and many other hardware stores are sold out, so many are improvising with shovels.