Snow possesses a duality: it can captivate us with its beauty while still wreaking havoc on communities. 

After a snowstorm, you know life moves on. You need to go to work. Take your kids to school. Run errands. But that can be hard to do when snow blocks your driveway. You need to clear out the snow from your house. 

You can do this by yourself. However, having a snow removal company take care of the snow can be beneficial. But how much does snow removal cost?

The average snow removal cost depends on various factors. Read on to learn more about these factors.

How Much Does It Cost for Snow Removal?

How much you will pay for snow removal depends on your individual circumstances. The following factors will affect the cost of snow removal.

Where Is the Snow?

The location of the snow will affect the cost of the removal. Driveway snow removal is the most common and easiest to remove. However, know that the longer the driveway, the higher the cost. This is because the more surface area the driveway has, the more snow there is to clear. Similarly, a longer driveway will take longer to clear.

Any obstacles such as rocks and trees around the driveway may also affect the cost.

If you require snow removal on the roof, this will generally add to the cost. Removing snow from a roof requires additional equipment. It is also more dangerous; therefore, you need a snow removal professional who is comfortable climbing onto the roof and knows what to do.

What Technology Is Used?

The type of snow removal equipment a company uses will affect the cost. 

  • Are shovels the only equipment that the company uses?
  • Does the company have a snow plow?
  • Does the company have a snow blower?

Companies with snow plows and snow blowers will charge more for this equipment. If the company uses salt, this will also be an additional cost, although not likely a substantial one.

How Does the Company Charge for Snow Removal?

You need to see how the snow removal company charges for their services.

  • Do they charge per hour of labor?
  • Do they charge per visit?
  • Do they charge by the amount of fallen snow?

If you live in an area with frequent snowfall, it may be beneficial to consider seasonal snow removal. If this is an option, make sure you know if there is a limit to the number of times snow can be removed.

What Method Is Being Used to Remove the Snow?

The main methods used to remove snow are the following:

  • Shovel, 
  • Snow blower, and 
  • Snow plow.

Shoveling takes the longest but is also the cheapest. A snow blower saves more time than shoveling and is more expensive. A snow plow is the most efficient. It also takes more skill to operate and is probably the most expensive.

How Much Snow Fell?

Generally, the more snow that falls, the higher the cost of removal, no matter which method the snow removal company uses.

Does the Company Offer Emergency Snow Removal Services?

Some snow removal companies offer emergency services. If you need snow removed urgently, they will come within a shorter time frame than usual. This option results in a higher fee.

What Are the Benefits of Hiring a Snow Removal Company?

Shoveling snow yourself is the most economical option. You only have to pay for the shovel. However, hiring a professional snow removal company has benefits:

  • Avoid physical labor. Snow removal takes physical exertion, especially if all you have is a shovel. Hiring snow removal specialists takes this burden away.
  • Save time. Snow removal can be a time-consuming task. A professional company can save you time and probably remove the snow faster than you could.
  • Expertise. Snow removal can be difficult, especially if there is ice underneath or it is in a hard-to-reach spot, like a roof. Snow removal companies are equipped with the skills and knowledge on how to remove snow efficiently.

At Westside Grounds, our snow removal professionals are knowledgeable in the latest snow removal techniques. Let us take care of the snow removal, so you can get on with your day.

Contact Westside Grounds for Your Snow Removal Needs

So how much does it cost for a snow removal service? The best way to find out the cost for your specific needs is to call for a quote. Our representatives at Westside Grounds can explain our services and ask a few questions so we can give you an estimate. 

We have operated in the Denver and Lakewood areas for 25 years. So we expect some hectic snowstorms and know what to do when they arrive.

Contact us today for a snow removal estimate.