Seam Mounted Snow Guard – Best Practices

Seam Mounted Snow Guard – Best Practices

Snow retention systems should be installed on roof systems that will incur snowy winter weather. However, many people are unaware that snow guards are necessary until they incur damage to their gutter systems or injured below a fall. The information below outlines...
New Alpine Hybrid Snow Guards

New Alpine Hybrid Snow Guards

Alpine Snow Guards has introduced 2 new “hybrid” guards to their product offering. Complementing their popular products, the new guards aim to ease the disruptive supply chain that is the snow guard industry. If you are struggling to find your Berger...
Forever Snow Guard Installation

Forever Snow Guard Installation

The pictures below document the installation of a Sieger heavy duty snow guard on a slate roof. While retrofit hook snow guards are quick and simply installed, there is a case to be made regarding the fact that the nail is already serving a purpose of holding the...
Snow Guard Country

Snow Guard Country

How do different regions handle snow retention? For practical purposes we can divide the USA land mass into areas of high, medium and light snow precipitation (North to South). Each has its own way of dealing with snow.   Northern USA – Heavy Snow Loads Up...
Snow Retention Systems: Why, Where and How to Install

Snow Retention Systems: Why, Where and How to Install

This is a post written by Tim Underhill of the National Slate Association In areas where heavy snow is common, a metal snow pan is built into the roof. Snow-retention, for obvious reasons, is regionally influenced. The overall picture is, historically at least, a lot...