The Jackson, WY area is no stranger to snow. In fact, the snow makes this place such a beautiful playground during the winter months. While it’s a welcome sight up on the slopes, it’s not quite as much fun to deal with in your driveway and around the rest of your property. With that in mind, let’s look at whether a snow blow vs. a plow is the best way to approach cleanup duty when the cold weather arrives.
If you don’t have time to handle your own snow removal work, or if you’d simply like to spend that time doing other things, reach out to TLC today to schedule our services. We have the right combination of experience and equipment to make quick work of cleanup after even the biggest Jackson snowstorms. We are excited to serve you!
For those who are new to the area or those who have not previously dealt with their own snow removal, let’s take a moment to explain what each of these options means, so there is no confusion –
You might think from those introductions that the choice here is easy – just go with the snow plow, right? After all, it makes quick work of snow removal, and speed is appealing with this kind of task. However, there are other factors at play here, such as limitations.
Perhaps the best way to decide if you should use a snow blower vs a plow is to think about the drawbacks of each. We’ve already highlighted the speed offered by a plow, but the space offsets that advantage required to use a plow and the cost of purchasing one. Snow plows are not great for tight spaces since you’ll need room to turn around, and you’ll need a suitable spot to push all the snow. Also, with such a heavy piece of equipment in use, it’s always possible you’ll do some unwanted damage to your property along the way.
These drawbacks open the door for a snow blower to be the right pick in some cases. Snow blowers are compact units, so they work nicely in tight spaces. Also, when there is no snow on the ground to remove, the small size of a blower means you’ll use less storage space. Finally, you are less likely to run into issues with property damage when using a snow blower, and you can toss the snow a good distance in the air, meaning it doesn’t all have to be piled up right where you push it, as with a plow.
If you have plenty of space available on your property, to use a snow plow, and store it, start your search here. After all, speed is a big selling point, so getting the job done quickly is ideal. With that said, don’t think of a snow blower as a bad alternative. When a plow just isn’t practical – it’s too big, for example, or maybe too expensive – a quality snow blower can get the job done nicely. For many property owners in and around Jackson, the best choice is to purchase neither of these pieces of equipment. Instead of owning snow removal gear for those occasional winter storms, you can just work together with TLC to have our team respond to your property after snow events to get things cleared off promptly and safely. Give us a call today for more information.
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