Garelick® 16ft Aluminum Roof Rake (89416)

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  • Blade size: 24"W x 7"H
  • Aluminum blade
  • Features "shingle saver" rollers on blade to safely remove snow from the roof
  • Three section handle totals 16 ft in length
  • Aluminum blade braces
  • Sold separately: 5 ft handle extension - Ace no. 7201601


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Garelick® 16ft Aluminum Roof Rake (89416)
 
3.5

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85%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Quality materials (3)
  • Wide head (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Must have tool for northern winters!

      I am going to put this right up there with my snowblower with a must have winter tool. I find the roof rake to be very well made and the aluminum IS NOT flimsy. ...Read complete review

      I am going to put this right up there with my snowblower with a must have winter tool. I find the roof rake to be very well made and the aluminum IS NOT flimsy. The rollers are a must have to prevent shingle damage. Wouldn't own one without them. I haven't seen any of the issues the others were writing about. The pole is obviously going to be a little flexible when you are reaching out 16' and it is in three pieces still, the poles are of a heavy gauge aluminum. It is extremely effective. I got the rake caught behind a nice big chunk of ice and snow and yanked the tar out of it until the snow came crashing down. The rake was undamaged. It is light weight and very manuverable. The handle sections go together easily and stay together. The only thing I would recommend is to check the nuts and bolts after each use for they may back off some with all the thrashing around. Well worth the money spent! BTW, Made in the USA. You don't see that much anymore. Almost brought tears to my eyes when I saw that. Go get one now.

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      Flimsy construction - but does the job

      For the cost ($40+) I would have expected a better built product. Especially considering it was "made in america". The nuts and bolts came loose and disappeared in the...Read complete review

      For the cost ($40+) I would have expected a better built product. Especially considering it was "made in america". The nuts and bolts came loose and disappeared in the snow. Luckily I had extras in my garage to put it back together.

      In the end, the concept is great and it does have very good reach and is light weight. Very good soluton for stopping or preventing water leaks from ice dams.

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      4.0

      Roof Rake

      By Peter

      from Mercerville, NJ

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable Grip
      • Quality Materials
      • Well Balanced Feel
      • Wide Head

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Roof Snow Removal

        Comments about Garelick® 16ft Aluminum Roof Rake (89416):

        With this winter's terrible weather and constant snow fall, the Roof Rake was a terrific tool to remove snow from my home's roof to prevent 'ice damming'.
        This product was extremely easy to assemble.

         
        4.0

        Does the job

        By Nick

        from LI, NY

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        Verified Buyer

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          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Garelick® 16ft Aluminum Roof Rake (89416):

              This is a critical item to have around the home, especially if you get ice dams, overloaded/damaged gutters or if you want to get your solar panels back online.

              It's a bit flimsy but there has to be a balance between light weight and strength. This is an OK blend.

              It's costly but not as expensive as a damaged home, so just buy it if you need it. It works.

               
              4.0

              Raking Snow from Roof

              By Virg.

              from Cleveland, Ohio

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Quality Materials
              • Wide Head

              Cons

              • Grip Doesn't Slide On
              • Roller Difficult To Mount

              Best Uses

              • Snow Off Of Roof

              Comments about Garelick® 16ft Aluminum Roof Rake (89416):

              Instructions should recommend using OIL to install handle grip.

              (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              Went together without any trouble.

              By Dan G.

              from Lone Jack, MO

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Quality Materials
              • Well Balanced Feel
              • Wide Head

              Cons

              • Not Used Yet

              Best Uses

              • Snow Removal From Roof

              Comments about Garelick® 16ft Aluminum Roof Rake (89416):

              With the 5' extension installed, this roof rake should be all I need to keep excessive snowfall off our roof, thus reducing any possible damage to the gutters. Has two rollers in rake head that should prevent any gouging of the shingles. Haven't had a chance to use it yet, but expect it to be a good product and last longer since it's made of lightweight aluminum. It came with updated fastners, so nuts/bolts will stay tight and in place. Probably due to prior complaints by users. Only giving it 3 stars because I haven't actually used it, yet.

              (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              2.0

              Not Sturdy

              By Nancy

              from Skaneateles, NY

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Light Weight

              Cons

              • Aluminum tears

              Best Uses

              • Snow on roof

              Comments about Garelick® 16ft Aluminum Roof Rake (89416):

              Roof Rake light weight but flimsy. Didn't last one season. Aluminum blade disconnected from pole. Not able to get replacement.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Worked fine - with care

              By Paul

              from West Hartford, CT

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Garelick® 16ft Aluminum Roof Rake (89416):

                  The roof rake saved the day here with a terrible CT winter of much smow. It is lightweight enough to let us work for quite a while but strong enough to do the job. Like anything you must take care when using it. Ours did end up with a loose screw bur we replaced it and went on with the job.

                  (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Must have tool for northern winters!

                  By The Lawn Wrangler

                  from Chicago, IL

                  Comments about Garelick® 16ft Aluminum Roof Rake (89416):

                  I am going to put this right up there with my snowblower with a must have winter tool. I find the roof rake to be very well made and the aluminum IS NOT flimsy. The rollers are a must have to prevent shingle damage. Wouldn't own one without them. I haven't seen any of the issues the others were writing about. The pole is obviously going to be a little flexible when you are reaching out 16' and it is in three pieces still, the poles are of a heavy gauge aluminum. It is extremely effective. I got the rake caught behind a nice big chunk of ice and snow and yanked the tar out of it until the snow came crashing down. The rake was undamaged. It is light weight and very manuverable. The handle sections go together easily and stay together. The only thing I would recommend is to check the nuts and bolts after each use for they may back off some with all the thrashing around. Well worth the money spent! BTW, Made in the USA. You don't see that much anymore. Almost brought tears to my eyes when I saw that. Go get one now.

                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Works Good !!

                  By T. Hasan

                  from Boston, Massachusetts

                  Pros

                  • All Metal Construction
                  • Easy to put together
                  • Light Weight

                  Cons

                  • Blade Not high enough

                  Best Uses

                  • Roof snow removal

                  Comments about Garelick® 16ft Aluminum Roof Rake (89416):

                  Took about 10 min. to put together. Easy to use. Wheels in
                  blade protect the roof and makes snow removal easier. This rake is 16' long. I will buy a 5' extention for better reach.

                  (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  2.0

                  flimsy at best.

                  By Sammy Matthies

                  from chester,ct

                  Comments about Garelick® 16ft Aluminum Roof Rake (89416):

                  i had bought this, and was ok with its design.for the little xtra money i purchased a roof dragon jr.from [@] .it has the ice breaking feature.but in a pinch i guess the garelick works.

                   
                  5.0

                  Strong, works well even in heavy snow

                  By Dave

                  from Wayland, MA

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Comments about Garelick® 16ft Aluminum Roof Rake (89416):

                  Very strong, able to pull heavy snow and semi-ice down. Handle snaps together, letting you twist if need be - screw-together handles will come unscrewed if you try that. Rollers keep the edge from cutting into your shingles - good! Metal blade much stronger than plastic ones on other products. DO keep bolts tightened or use thread-locker - I lost one bolt in the snow when it loosened - annoying but easy to fix. Do yourself a favor and put some XCSki wax on the blade to prevent snow sticking - it's heavy at the end of a 15 foot pole! May want to file off burr on the edges to prevent cuts. I am buying a second in order to extend reach further.

                  (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  1.0

                  Broke after the first 15 min of use

                  By Glenn

                  from CT

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                    • Cheap flimsy aluminum

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Garelick® 16ft Aluminum Roof Rake (89416):

                      Rake broke after the first 15 min of use, bolt snapped, and blade and supports bent. Made from very light Gage aluminum.
                      I ended up having to build my own using 1/4 aluminum diamond plate.

                      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      2.0

                      Needs some user modification

                      By jim

                      from Prescott, WI

                      Comments about Garelick® 16ft Aluminum Roof Rake (89416):

                      I have never, ever, seen such poor manufacturing than is seen in this product. The rake comes with 3 five foot extensions. One end of each extension has a smaller diameter that is supposed to fit into the larger diameter end of another. The smaller diameter end has been ground down from the original diameter, apparently by some hack, bouncing the pole off a grinder of some sort. It is ragged, terribly uneven, and won't fit into the larger end of it's male mate without significant sanding by the purchaser. The poles are not ribbed for structural strength and as a result the unit is quite wimpy when extended to 16 feet, but it does work. However, don't try to remove any extension piece for storage unless you have first adequately smoothed and reduced the small end diameter. Maybe they will wise up and correct this problem. (Incidentally, the product "Endust" is a good aluminum lubricant.)

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Great tool

                      By Susan

                      from Brockway, PA

                      Pros

                      • Works like a charm

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Edge of roof snow removal

                        Comments about Garelick® 16ft Aluminum Roof Rake (89416):

                        This product is quite strong. The edge has two rollers to prevent edge of rake from digging into roof. Poles are strong and don't bend. 18 inches of packed snow was removed from edge of roof

                        (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        3.0

                        Flimsy construction - but does the job

                        By Connecticut Consumer

                        from Newtown, CT

                        Comments about Garelick® 16ft Aluminum Roof Rake (89416):

                        For the cost ($40+) I would have expected a better built product. Especially considering it was "made in america". The nuts and bolts came loose and disappeared in the snow. Luckily I had extras in my garage to put it back together.

                        In the end, the concept is great and it does have very good reach and is light weight. Very good soluton for stopping or preventing water leaks from ice dams.

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