Date: November 2, 2010
What are snow guards? Snow guards are rooftop devices that allow snow and ice to drop off in small amounts or melt completely before falling off the roof and onto the ground. Properly installed snow guards prevent damage caused by avalanching snow and ice while enhancing the beauty of any roofing system. They are a practical and cost-effective addition to any sloped roof in colder climates with heavy snow.
Where should snow guards be used? Snow guards can be installed on/in all roof surfaces above: entryways, walkways, and gathering spots; parking lots and drive-through areas; expensive landscaping; ground mounted mechanicals; lower roofs, valleys and crickets; and gutters and roof protrusions, such as plumbing vents.
Why do we use Alpine SnowGuards? They can be easily installed on all types of new or older roofing materials from composition and metal to authentic slate and synthetic shake and slate.Their innovative and flexible designs allow for the customization of pieces as necessary. There are two types of snow guards: the pipe style is made from recycled stainless steel, brass and aluminum which qualify them for credits under LEED, while the pad style is now made from a polycarbonate.
View the different styles and finishes or read more frequently asked questions about Alpine SnowGuards.
Protect yourself, your property and your roof from damage. Add snow guards to your roofing contract or call Copp Roofing for a free quote on Alpine SnowGuards for your home today!