How to Install Snow Guards on a Metal Roof
- On January 24, 2022
The winter season comes with many challenges, one of which is the hazard presented by the buildup of snow and ice on metal roofs. The accumulation on the roof can cause a sudden sliding of the snow, which can be hazardous. Metal roof snow guards come in a variety of shapes and sizes, and installing them mitigates the risks and guarantees you peace of mind during the snow season.
Correct Placement of Snow Guards on Metal Roofs
A lot of care goes into designing an effective snow guard. This includes several functionality tests, science, mathematics, and quality control. This is paramount because snow guards represent a load chain that transfers the snow, so the entire system must be tested and proven to withstand the forces that it will be subjected to.
When it comes to engineering the metal snow roof guards, the roof slope and the length of the metal panel are critical factors that determine if the snow guards should be installed in single or multiple rows. In most cases, snow tends to accumulate on the roof with a greater concentration near the eaves and valleys due to heat loss, wind scouring, sun exposure, and gravity. Therefore, metal roof guards should be installed at the lower half of the roof plane.
Installation of Metal Roof Snow Guards
If you are installing the snow guards yourself, always refer to the manufacturer’s instructions. To ensure a proper fit, it is best to work with a metal roofing contractor who can install the snow guards quickly and without problems. Additionally, there are different attachment alternatives available, but mechanically fastening your snow guards is recommended. They will be strong enough to withstand the snow’s weight and will last the lifespan of the roof.
Ensure Your Safety with Our Metal Roof Snow Guards
At Ironclad Roofing, we ensure your metal roofing system performs at its best. We use the highest quality metal roofing accessories available today to guarantee performance while also maintaining the home’s curb appeal. Additionally, our professionals are personally invested in ensuring that we provide the highest quality metal roofing products and services. Our vast experience and knowledge mean you will get the greatest results. Contact us today for a free consultation or a free estimate to kickstart your roof guard installation project.