Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!
If the weather has turned nasty in your area and snow is mounting up on the top of your house, then it’s time to consider retrofitting snowguards on your roof. Snowguards are the nifty invention that helps hold snow on your roof while allowing it to melt at a more even rate so that you don’t get an avalanche of snow coming down all at one time.
Of course, the best idea is to have snowguards installed when your DaVinci luxury roof is being put in place, but if that didn’t happen on your home, there’s a “fix” for the problem. When adding snowguards in for a retrofit application on DaVinci polymer roof tiles, follow these tips:
- Apply sealant to the top of the DaVinci composite shingle where the snowguard will be placed.
- Place the snow guard in a pattern so that a minimum of two inches of strap is showing between the face of the snow guard and the butt end of the shingle above. The amount of strap showing should be longer for thicker profiles like Bellaforte’ Shake and roof pitches greater than 6/12. Individual snow guard manufacturers will offer more guidance on placement of snow guards and the appropriate snow guard layout for your particular situation.
- Next, drive two 2.5-inch self tapping fasteners with gaskets through the snowguard strap approximately a half-inch below the butt end of the shingle above, through the shingle and substrate until tight.
Still not sure? Check out this video of the damage snow avalanching off of a roof can cause and see why we recommend using snowguards.
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