Whew! Winter is gone and so is the snow. Think back though … if you have synthetic roofing material on your home, how did your roof perform this winter?
Chances are, if you had a good deal of snowfall in your area AND you have snow guards on your roof, your home did just fine. But, if you didn't have snow guards added when your imitation slate or simulated shake roofing was installed, you may have been the unhappy recipient of "snowfall dump" as large masses of snow slid off your roof as the snows warmed in the sun's rays.
Now — during the sunny months of Spring and Summer — is the time to have snow guards retrofitted into your DaVinci Roofscapes polymer roof tiles.
Snow guard installation is best left to an experienced roofer. The selected snow guards are installed on composite roofing shingles around the perimeter of your roof, usually on the lower portion. Their function is to create friction between the roof's surface and the snow/ice that settles on your roof. The snow guards help break apart melting snows so that you don't have an avalanche of snowfall coming down all at one time on your landscaping or in front of your entry doors.
The folks at Rocky Mountain Snow Guards offer a variety of snow guards especially designed to work effectively with polymer roofing. They also stock an assortment of colors to match your composite roofing. For more information on the background and philosophy of snow guards, click HERE.
For more details on snow guards, see Ask the Experts: Snow Guards and On Guard for Winter Weather … with Snow Retention Systems.