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Snow Guard Installation Service

Snow guards, also known as snow breaks and snow stops, are rooftop devices that allow snow and ice to drop off in small amounts or allow snow and ice to melt completely before falling to the ground. The installation of snow guards prevents the sudden release of snow and ice from a roof, which is known as a roof avalanche. A roof avalanche can cause damage to people, pets, cars, landscaping, gutters, plumbing vents, lower roof areas, skylights, and anything else that might be in the immediate area below your roof.

Metal roofs are more prone to dangerous avalanche hazards because of their slick surfaces, particularly since their polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) coatings are chemically related to non-stick Teflon—whereas a granular roof surface would pose a lower immediate risk.

Our professionally installed Snow Guards start at $25 each installed including sealer and Screws (minimum of 20) and an additional $399 Set up fee.

Using Snow guards

A snow guard should be used to:

  • protect building occupants and pedestrians

  • limit liability

  • shield vehicles and equipment

  • safeguard landscaping

  • protect building and roof elements

  • reduce maintenance cost

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Several provincial and municipal jurisdictions, along with local school boards and national retailers, have added this design requirement to their building designs. Good practice for snowfall regions suggests roof orientation be diverted away from pedestrian traffic. However, this is often impossible and pedestrian traffic may have to pass below unprotected eaves. Clearly, the safety of individuals walking by a building outweighs the minimal cost of adding snow guards to a project design.

Whether you have purchased your roof from us or not, we will attempt to colour match our snow guards best to your roof. In the alternative, we could supply transparent snow guards to compliment any colour roof without compromising safety.

 

 

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