Keeping Your Home Safe with Snow Retention Systems

Snow Retention

Metal roofs are a great choice for durability and longevity. However, they can be susceptible to snow accumulation, which can lead to problems such as ice dams, avalanches, and damage to the roof itself.

Snow retention systems are a great way to prevent these problems. They work by creating a barrier on your roof that helps to hold snow in place and allow it to melt evenly throughout the winter.

There are a variety of snow retention systems available, including:

  • Stainless steel snow guards: These are the most common type of snow retention system. They are available in a variety of styles and finishes to fit your specific metal roof. 
  • Polycarbonate snow guards: Similar in design and size to their stainless steel counter parts, they are made of a clear plastic that is virtually invisible on your roof. Typically, polycarbonate snow guards offer a shorter lifespan to that of stainless steel snow guards. 
  • Snow rails: Snow rails are a permanent solution that is mounted along the edge of your roof. They are a good option for roofs with a steep slope.

The best snow retention system for your home will depend on a number of factors, such as the size and slope of your roof, the amount of snowfall in your area, and your budget.

When choosing a snow retention system, it is important to consider the following factors:

The size and slope of your roof: Larger and steeper roofs will require more snow retention.
The amount of snowfall in your area: Areas with heavy snowfall will require more snow retention than areas with light snowfall.
Your budget: Snow retention systems can range in price from a few hundred dollars to a few thousand dollars.
If you are not sure which snow retention system is right for your home, give us a call! We can help you assess your needs and recommend a system that will meet your budget.

In addition to installing a snow retention system, there are a few other things you can do to prevent snow accumulation on your metal roof:

Remove snow from your roof regularly: This will help to prevent snow from building up and becoming too heavy.
Insulate your attic: This will help to keep your roof warm and prevent snow from melting and refreezing.

By taking these steps, you can help to keep your metal roof safe from snow and ice damage this winter.