Types of Snow Guards
Snow retention system fastening methods:
Most polycarbonate snow guard models can be screwed down or fastened with adhesive.
Stainless steel pad-style snow guards are great for screw-down applications.
Aluminum snow guards can be screwed down or clamped to the seam.
SnoBar and ColorBar snow rails can be screwed down or clamped to the seams.
Snow Guards prevent the dangerous movement of frozen precipitation on sloped metal roofs by suspending it in a holding field until it can melt completely and/or drop off safely in small amounts. The individual pad-style and clamp-on snow guards are always installed in a staggered pattern. The SnoBar and ColorBar snow rails are placed in a straight continuous run across the entire roof. It is sometimes necessary to have multiple rows of snow guards and snow rails going up to the roof to prevent the movement of the snow and ice. This also helps distribute the weight evenly over the entire roof surface.