SnoClip™ is an aluminum add-on that helps retard the migration of snow and ice beneath either the ColorGard® crossmember, or the SnoRod™ of a SnoRail™ or SnoFence™ system. It has a special integrated rubber "foot" to prevent abrasion of the panel's finish. SnoClip slides onto the crossmember or rod and extends down to the flat of the roofing panel.
SnoClips are highly advised on seams of 2" (50 mm) and higher. They are recommended but not mandatory on seam heights of 1-3/4" and lower (45mm). They retard movement of snow and ice beneath the crossmember. SnoClip is not always an option as some metal roofing panels have minor ribs or striations that will not allow the SnoClip to function properly. SnoClips can be used on a striated panel but the results may vary. SnoClips come in two styles--SnoClip II™ and SnoClip III™. SnoClip II fits seam heights of 1-3/4" (45mm) and lower. SnoClip III fits seam heights of 1-3/4" to 3" vertical seam. When multiple rows of assembly are being used, SnoClips are always placed on the bottom row. Their use on other rows is optional and left to user discretion. Typically only one SnoClip per panel is required but may be used more frequently if desired (two SnoClips are needed on panels that have a seam height of 2-3/4" or taller).
IMPORTANT NOTICE! — SnoClip design has changed. SnoClip must now slide on from the end of the ColorGard crossmember. Be sure to slide SnoClip onto assembly before attaching crossmember to clamps.
One SnoClip is used between seams (in some cases two SnoClips may be desired). Mount the SnoClip to the back of the crossmember or rod (on SnoFence, only use the lower rod, never use the top rod) using the lock that results with the rubber “foot” resting properly on the panel surface. When applying downward pressure on the part, the “toe” should engage the surface of the panel just before the “heel.”
SnoClip II has 2 locks and is especially made for seam heights of 1” (25 mm) and 1-3/4” (44.5 mm) snap.
SnoClip III has 3 locks and will work on seam heights of 1-3/4” (44.5 mm) up to 3” (76 mm) vertical seam.
Maintenance: SnoClip may need periodic maintenance. SnoClip may migrate laterally; this does not affect its performance. Some adjustment may be desired (a small dab of silicone can be used inside or alongside the SnoClip lock to prevent this).
Do not use SnoClip spacing greater 24”. Custom-length SnoClips are available for special situations. Please inquire through a distributor. SnoClip should not be used with brass SnoRail/SnoFence.
Severe roof/eave icing may damage any snow retention system.
Severe Icing: Severe icing and the formation of "ice dams" at roof eaves is neither caused by, nor cured by, snow retention and can be very detrimental to any roof system and any snow retention assembly. Freezing water is capable of cracking solid steel engine blocks, and can wreak havoc with rooftops. If roof is prone to severe icing, it is suggested that self-regulating de-icification cables be installed to assist in preserving the integrity of both the roof material and the snow retention system.