Snow Guards + Snow Fences = Smart Decision

Nestled amidst stunning mountain peaks and world-famous ski conditions, Fleur du Lac Estates near Lake Tahoe can experience heavy snowfall during the winter months. The property is just five minutes from Homewood Mountain Ski Resort, and the area usually sees snow in excess of 180 inches total. That’s one reason why the community decided to incorporate snow fences and snow guards from Rocky Mountain Snow Guards into their newly-reroofed structures.

The previous buildings at Fleur du Lac Estates didn’t have any type of snow retention system. When the community added DaVinci Roofscapes composite shake tiles this past year, they decided to make life easier for everyone by adding snow guards.

Rocky Mountain Snow Guards custom designed the snow retention system for Fleur du Lac Estates incorporating both their Drift III+ snow fences and the company’s Rocky Guard RG10 snow guards. The system was developed to handle the 180 PSF snow load that can occur in this geographic location.

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“The snow guards are attached in a pattern above the snow fence that creates friction to hold the snow ‘slab’ in place while the snow fence provides a barrier beyond which the snow slab won’t slide,” says Lars Walberg, president of Rocky Mountain Snow Guards. “Using the combination of snow guards and snow fences gives this project a balanced snow retention system that has the ‘look’ the owners desired.”

Need more information on snow guards for synthetic roofing systems? Then check out  Q & A Guide to Snow Guards and  Snow Retention Insights from DaVinci Roofscape.