When the weather outside is everything but cold, it is puzzling to wonder why thoughts of the winter months should even cross your mind. In fact, there is no better time to start thinking of the months ahead, especially when it comes to your roof. The winter season will surely bring with it massive amounts of snow that can be damaging to the condition of your roof and also threatening to the safety of those in your home.
Snow can accumulate on your roof during a storm, and slide off of your roof in large amounts, potentially on small children or passerbys below. Snow guards, however, effectively eliminate this risk during the cold season. Installed on roofs in various places, they prevent snow and ice from suddenly sliding down. They allow snow to melt slowly so that anything or anyone below is not in danger.
Snow guards can be easily installed by a roofing contractor and on almost any roofing material including steep slope roofing, rubber slate roofs, and fake slate roofs.
Made of materials that are designed to endure the cold months (metal or polycarbonate) snow guards come in an array of shapes and colors, so as to match any type of roof. Alpine Snowguards, for example, are a great source. You can pick a style of snow guard that will match practically any type of home.
If you are considering one of our DaVinci roofing products and you live in a snowy area, be sure to contact our customer service department and they'll get you in touch with an expert in your area that will be more than happy to help.