The sport of fencing and the equipping of polymer roofing with snow guards share several commonalities, the most notably being the phrase “en garde!” … or in the English language, “on guard!”
While the French shout “en garde” at the outset of a fencing match to warn participants to take their defensive positions, the team at DaVinci Roofscapes encourages you to be “on guard” if you live in a snow-prone area and have composite roofing. Oftentimes when snowfall mounts up on an imitation slate or synthetic shake roof, there can be “avalanches” of snow release when the sun comes out and the roof warms up.
Snow guards to the rescue.
While snow guards won’t ever be considered an Olympic sport like fencing, they do display some of the same basic attack and parry techniques as fencing — except their opponent is heavy snow accumulation!