One of the best snow shovels for a roof, also called a roof rake, is the True Temper 17-foot telescoping roof rake, according to The Sweet Home. Using this tool helps prevent ice dams from forming, which can be detrimental to a home.
The True Temper rake comes with a three-piece handle that can be set in a number of lengths by pressing a button. This button makes changing lengths simple, unlike other models that only come with separate pieces that attach to each other. The rake has an end grip that allows for better hand placement, while the lightweight design makes it easy to get up on the roof.