October 3, 2013 … 23.1 inches of snow in Rapid City, South Dakota.
October 17, 1984 … 18.4 inches of snow in Salt Lake City.
October 26, 1997 … 19.3 inches of snow in Goodland, Kansas.
Think it's too early to think about snow guards? Think again!
Don't be surprised by an early snow fall. If you live in a geographic area where accumulating snow fall is possible and have a synthetic roof, then now is the time to call your roofer. (See Winter Forecast: Get Snow Guards! and On Guard for Winter Weather … with Snow Retention Systems)
Snow guards can be retrofitted fairly easily to composite slate or shake roofing products, and it's best to be prepared for potential bad winter weather. To install the snow guards, your roofer can use self-tapping, self-sealing Woodbinder Screws that have coated heads to match the color of the snow guard. These are enhanced with sealant between the snow guard strap and the roofing shingle. Snow guards are even available in unique styles or custom colors to match your DaVinci Roofscapes roofing (see Stylish Snow Guards )
Once installed, snow guards help "break up" the melting snow or ice from a composite roof so snow slides or "avalanches" don't occur. By breaking up the snow as it falls, there's less chance of it damaging landscaping or blocking your home's entryways.
Remember, October isn't too early to get prepared for snow. Just ask the folks in Minneapolis. They had a surprise "Trick or Treat" snowfall of 21 inches on October 31, 1991!
**Snow guards should be considered in all geographic areas where accumulating snow fall is possible.**