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October 27th, 2022 at 1:00pm EDT

Snow Guard FAQs and Common Misconceptions

What is a rooftop snow avalanche, and how does one form? What makes a sudden release of snowpack potentially damaging and dangerous? Is there a real difference in the two main types of snow guards on the market, and how do you know you’re getting a snow retention system capable of holding back the snow? Find out the answers to these questions and more during this insightful training video with Rob Haddock.

Join us as Rob tackles some of the common myths and misconceptions people have about snow guards. Rob will explain how snow bonds to a metal roof, the forces that make it release unexpectedly and the real cause of ice dams. You’ll get a comparison of snow guard solutions, answers on the correct height of snow guards and where to mount them on your roof, and what factors to look for in choosing and designing your snow retention system.

1. Discover why some snow guard systems perform reliably over the entire service life of a metal roof and why others fail.

2. Find out the two ways snow guards allow snow to be safely released from a roof.

3. Pinpoint the most important factor for engineering your snow guard system to hold back the snow, and identify why certified testing, material, manufacturing and engineering are critical.