New Roof? Think Snow Guards! Part 2
In our previous post about snowguards in September, we described what snowguards are. Now, you might be wondering why you need them.
The main reason to look into snowguards to prevent snow sliding off of your roof and damaging property. Of course, if you live in an area that doesn't receive a lot of snow then there is no need to have snowguards.
However, if you live in an area where there is a decent amount of snow every year, then you probably want to look into installing snowguards. Check with the roofing professional that is installing your roof for a recommendation as to whether not they are necessary.
Overall, you want to have snowguards to help with snow retention on the roof. As snow melts on a roof, it tends to have an avalanche affect as it comes off the roof. Snowguards, snow fences, rails and bars help the snow melt slowly off the roof, rather than plummet to the ground in one foul swoop. Such a plunge can hurt people below, ruin bushes and trees in the way and can even damage cars!
Our lightweight roofing systems work well with snowguards and can be easily installed with our tiles.
Looking for additional reading about snowguards on our blog? Check out these helpful posts:
- Why to use snow guards
- Snow guards: Keeping Your Home Safe
- What Are Snowguards and Why Are They Necessary?
What questions about snowguards do you have?