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- Why keep snow on the roof?
- How are S-5! Snow Retention Systems attached?
- Can S-5! Snow Retention Systems be retrofitted to an existing roof?
- Should the Snow Retention System be customized to the job?
- What about cost?
- What is the approximate linear foot cost of a ColorGard system?
- How do I know which system to choose?
- How far do you set ColorGard from the eve and how far do you set back the second row?
1. Why keep snow on the roof?
When snow avalanches off of a rooftop, it can damage anything in its path! This sudden release of snow can be dramatic - dumping tons of snow all at once. Read more>>
- No unreliable adhesives
- No panel penetration
- S-5! attachments do not violate the panels' thermal movement
- Unequaled holding strength
- No premature corrosion
- S-5! attachments do not violate roof system warranties
- Recommended by all leading metal building and metal panel manufacturers
3. Can S-5! Snow Retention Systems be retrofitted to an existing roof?
4. Should the Snow Retention System be customized to the job?
Yes - any product should be - including those sold by other companies. Everything has a failure point, which is why products are tested; so that point is known. The idea then, is not to expose a product to forces which exceed its known point of failure. These forces are predictable and can be calculated accurately for any application. Ask your distributor for design assistance or try our ColorGard calculator here.
5. What about cost?
6. What is the approximate linear foot cost of a ColorGard system?
7. How do I know which system to choose?
8. How far do you set ColorGard from the eve and how far do you set back the second row?
Determining where to place snow retention rows is a common question. The first row is the easiest to answer, but it is really more of a question. How much snow do you really want to fall off the roof?
Another issue that is often overlooked, and can be very critical, is the need for a second row, even when calculations say you don’t need one. This is explained in the sighted document and is caused by a lack of compressive strength in the snow. We at S-5! like to call it a “Buckling Blanket.”