Metal Snow Guards
Stainless-Steel and Aluminum Snow Guards
Screw Down and seam-mounted models are available.
Aluminum snow stops have a slide-in color slot built into the face.
Clamp-on snow retention does not penetrate the roof panels.
Metal screw-down snow guards feature a foam sealing gasket.
Metal snow guards are used to prevent the sudden release of accumulated snow and ice in large sheets. They are typically used on any pitched metal roof that is located in climates that may receive snow and ice.
The most common screw-down stainless steel snow guard is the SnowCatcher. This snow guard is so popular because it is rated to last the life of the roof. The aluminum SnoCleat PBR is another option that comes with a lifetime guarantee and is very compatible with most metal roofing. The SnoCleat PBR and the SnowCatcher models are designed for PBR, R panels, or Ag panels. The SnoCleat 2.67 is a special snow guard designed for wavy corrugated 2.67 tin roof panels. All three models feature pre-drilled holes for easy fastening and a foam gasket for sealing under the snow guard. The foam pad eliminates the need for a liquid sealant. Usually, there is very little, if any, dissimilar metal reaction between the roof and these snow guards unless used on copper.
The other aluminum SnoCleats feature a clamp-on mounting option. The SnoCleat RC and the SnoCleat RCT are designed for standing seam concealed fastener panels. These products feature a patented clamping mechanism that clamps up to 95% of the standing seam profiles, without roof penetrations.
Metal snow guards are not recommended for adhesive mounting and are not intended for use in isolated areas such as just around chimneys, over doorways, and in front of roof vent pipes.