roofing and roof specialties

Selecting Snow Guards

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Snow guards are one of those architectural elements that can be both functional and decorative. On the functional side, snow guards hold snow and ice packs safely on the roof -- preventing avalanches that can damage lower roofs, porches, shrubbery or -- worst of all -- people down below. On the decorative side, some types of snow guards use ornamental castings to hold back the snow, providing extra visual richness to the roof.

Snow guards come in a wide variety of types -- each tailored to a specific roofing material, roof pitch, and other variables. In the supplier list linked above you'll find snow guards for every roof type -- from tile and slate to standing-seam metal. There are also several major contractors listed who are experienced installers of snow- retention systems on large historic buildings.