The traditional gas snow blower is ideal for large driveways and heavy snow--just remember to keep the tanks full and ready to go. Electric snow blowers and cordless snow blowers are lighter, easier to handle, and well-suited to sidewalks and walkways. You'll also want a tough, durable snow shovel to keep steps and patios clear. A large push shovel will get the job done quickly, or consider an ergonomic snow shovel to help ease the strain on your back. Snow buildup on your roof can cause leaks in your home and potentially damage the roof itself. Make sure you have a good telescopic roof rake or snow rake on hand for use after heavy snowfalls.