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Living in a colder climate inevitably means dealing with the snow. While it may look pretty and can be fun for kids to play in, it can be a headache - or backache - to deal with when it comes to your driveway or sidewalks. A lot of homeowners opt to deal with snow themselves, but hiring a professional to take care of it can save a lot of time and hassle. It can be tough to predict what snow removal costs will be, especially since you can't predict the amount of snow you'll get. But the prices may not be as high as you might think. There are a few factors that will influence the price of snow removal

Driveway Size

The size of your driveway will affect snow removal costs, but usually only in bigger increments. The difference between a one-car driveway or a four-car driveway, for example, probably won't make much of a difference. But if you have an especially long driveway, or a driveway made out of gravel, then the snow removal costs will be higher.

Special Conditions

If your driveway is especially steep or curvy, then your snow removal costs might increase. This will take a plow longer to clear than a standard short, straight driveway so that will be reflected in the price.

Snow Removal Equipment

Different professionals might use different tactics to clear your sidewalk or walkway. A snow blower or thrower will take less time than shoveling, which will keep snow removal costs down. But what they choose to use will depend on the conditions and the size and type of area to be cleared. Be certain that your professional will pick the equipment best suited to complete the job quickly and thoroughly for any situation as they typically need to keep with up with all of their customers throughout a storm.

Removal Frequency

Some companies charge for a certain amount of clearings, and if you surpass that amount then the costs increase for the season. Just make sure to ask in advance how they charge for a full season of snow removal. Some may charge by the season versus per plow. One-time removal may be an option, as well, but tends to cost more.

Preventing Snow Plow Piles

Snow plowing typically leaves a pile of snow at one end of your driveway. Make sure to talk to your snow removal company about how this will be taken care of. You don't want the pile to end up blocking your mailbox or your garage, but it's something that should be agreed upon from the beginning.


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Kathy Ruscitti More than 1 year ago
Ia there a special rate for senior citizens?
Lee McIntosh More than 1 year ago
Want the snow to be blowed NO PLOWING
karen young More than 1 year ago
is there a special rate for seniors with health problems?
Mary Keiffer More than 1 year ago
cost too high for a small driveway-----40ft
Beverly Gralnick More than 1 year ago
haven't spoken to anyone as yet so can't comment
Howard Dillenburg 8 months ago
Snow removal by lower or shovel.  Special discount for Seniors??
JoAnn Daly More than 1 year ago
$150. 2 sidewalks and 1/4 of my driveway
Patricia Sullivan More than 1 year ago
Is there a special rate for seniors . Are contractors on time to remove the snow.
JoAnn Daly More than 1 year ago
I called quality landscapers, and they stood me up twice. And I was snowed in. As far as a special rate for seniors, I don't know. But there should be.

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