guards installed on commercial buildings protect people
and property from sudden, unexpected snow and ice
slides. This is particularly important for liability
issues in retail or institutional settings where pedestrian
traffic is common. Our standard
snow guard designs fit the majority of metal roofs
on the market, but custom styles are available.
Standard products are cast from aluminum, and while
they can be painted to match the roof color, that
typically isn't necessary. The photos here feature
"from the foundry" finish. The semi-reflective
surface of the snow guards "picks up" the color of
the surrounding roof. The close-up photo is
of the IGA store, and makes the distinction more clear.
From ground level and from a distance, the snow guards
and similar structures with steep-pitch roofs and large
surface areas are particularly susceptible to sudden slides.
The weight and impact of snow and ice can impart significant
damage to nearby equipment...not to mention hazards to livestock,
pets or people who are in the wrong place at the wrong time.