Snow Plowing vs Snow Blowing – Which Is Better?

Snow plowing and snow blowing offer the same end result – the snow is moved from one location to another, but with some major, key differences.

Snow Plowing

Plowing snow really only has one main benefit versus snow blowing. It’s not a benefit that the end consumer will see much added value from. I’m talking about speed.

In some circumstances, plowing can be marginally quicker than blowing. This benefit is only seen by the operator, as they are able to squeeze more properties into their route. As a consumer, efficiency is what matters more so than direct speed.

Snow Blowing

Snow blowing offers so many benefits over plowing. The main benefit is the much lower risk of property damage. Even an experienced snow plow operator is always running the risk of scratching your driveway, tearing your grass and landscaping up, and hitting objects hidden by the snow. On the other hand, a snow blower operator has better sightlines and is able to navigate your property in a safer manner.

The snow blower won’t tear up your grass and the chances of a snow blower doing any damage are very low, especially with the type of snowblowers we use here at Cleanr Snow. At Cleanr Snow, we almost exclusively use single stage snow blowers that have rubber paddles. This means that if our blower does catch anything, the damage will be extremely minimal. There is also no risk of scratching or damaging a driveway. All contact points are rubber/plastic and not metal like a plow.

Another key benefit of snow blowing versus plowing is plow piles. During long and heavy snowfall winters, snow piles get left behind from plows. As we all know, these can start to stack up extremely high on your front lawn. This can not only be unsightly, but extremely annoying for the homeowner. With a snow blower, you are able to disperse the snow in a more even fashion, allowing for fewer piles around the property. This means the grass underneath will not be as affected come spring time.

Overall, hiring a company that uses snow blowers for residential snow removal in Winnipeg is a great decision 99% of the time. Unless your driveway is the size of a parking lot, the price will stay comparable. The service will be even better with a snow blower crew.

Here at Cleanr Snow, we use only snow blower crews for residential services. If you are interested in an estimate, please give us a call at (204) 960-0246 or book an estimate online here.

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