Snow Guard & Snow Fence Articles

Low profile plastic snow guards are a good option for metal roofs in certain situations. Here's our quick guide explaining the best ways to attach and use plastic snow guards and covers all the advantages and disadvantages to using this type of snow guard.
Snow Guards installed on a recently finished project in the Lake Tahoe area at the Fleur Du Lac Estates.
This is a brief summary introduction of the 3 different types of metal roof snow guard systems, Clip-Style, Bar-Style and Fence-Style snow guards. The article discusses products manufactured by Rocky Mountain Snow Guards, S-5!, Alpine SnowGuards, Zaleski, SnoGem, Polar Blox and others.
Many of our customers wonder why we recommend the snow guards that we do on their roof and, in some cases, want to use the other snow guard type instead. We will attempt to break that reasoning down here and cut through the confusion.
For roughly the same price as weak plastic snow guards, you can install steel or aluminum snow guards & snow fences that last the life of your roof!
Snow build-up on solar panels is different from other types of roofs. Snow compacts more and gets heavier, tending to slide off all at once, often needing special snow retention.
One of the many requests we see all the time has to do with snow retention for solar panels. In most areas, solar installers will design a solar array without any consideration as to snow retention and slide mitigation.
One of the most common questions we receive in this business has to do with why we recommend the snow guard patterns that we do and how we came to that conclusion...
We offered a plastic snow guard in the past as an inexpensive, quick-fix solution but we will no longer be offering them as part of our extensive product line.
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