Telescoping Design Allows Homeowners to Remove Heavy Snow and Prevent Roof Damage
CAMP HILL, Penn. (October 2011) – True Temper, an Ames True Temper® brand, and a leading manufacturer of non-powered lawn and garden products, today announces the launch of the True Temper Telescoping Roof Rake, designed to allow users to safely and easily remove heavy winter precipitation and prevent costly roof damage.
When it comes to snow removal, the first priority for homeowners is often times the clearing of their driveway and sidewalks in order to get back to their day-to-day routine as fast as possible. This leaves other areas of the home, such as the roof, vulnerable to ice damming, gutter damage, and excess roof weight.
“At Ames True Temper, we understand the desire for homeowners to return to work, school and other activities by clearing their driveways in the wake of a winter storm, but want to remind them not to overlook other areas of the home, too,” said Joe Saffron, director, marketing and product development, Ames True Temper. “From the sidewalk to the driveway to the roof, we have the most well designed, ergonomic, helpful tools for home snow removal. Our new Telescoping Roof Rake is a fantastic extension to our already strong line of snow removal products.”
The new Telescoping Roof Rake allows homeowners to perform preventative maintenance and avoid serious damage caused from snow. The handle length can be easily adjusted by using two push-buttons made using a cold-resistant polypropylene-based resin. When collapsed, the handle is less than six feet long but measures nearly 17-feet in length when fully extended. The innovative elliptical handle design allows for 33 percent more rigidity and 50 percent more strength than traditional round handles, critical when using a long tool overhead.
Unlike other offerings on the market, the new Telescoping Roof Rake is self-contained in one piece, as it collapses within itself, and can be hung from the end grip for convenient storage.
The True Temper Telescoping Roof Rake, will be available in home improvement centers starting October 2011, for $46.99. For more information on the Telescoping Roof Rake and other True Temper tools, please visit http://www.amestruetemper.com/
About Ames True Temper®
Ames True Temper is the leading, as well as the oldest, manufacturer of non-powered lawn and garden tools in the U.S. Headquartered in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania (near Harrisburg), the company manufactures and markets a wide variety of long-handled tools, wheelbarrows, cutting tools, garden hoses and hose accessories, striking tools, snow tools, decorative garden accessories and planters. Ames True Temper brands are among the most recognized across their primary product categories. Its brand portfolio includes True Temper®, Ames®, UnionTools®, Garant®, Hound Dog®, Dynamic Design®, as well as the commercial offerings under the Jackson® and Razor-Back® Professional Tool brands.
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