Driving through the Alps, you might have seen buildings like this with large rocks and sometimes logs placed in strategic locations along the roof. What in the world, right? Charm aside, these rural outposts historically had little access to other resources and had to cope with volumes upon volumes of snow and ice.
Combine a region known for some of the snowiest, harshest habitable environments with a culture globally recognized as producing top engineers, and you have the makings of resourceful solutions.
Rocks are great at staying cold. When water encounters them and freezes, you have a rudimentary, but surprisingly tough and effective snow abatement system. But why would anyone want to keep snow on the roof? That’s crazy, right?
Remember that snow is unbelievably 96% air. And air is one of the best insulators there is! If you live in a winter wonderland, staying warm is a high priority. To keep warm with the least amount of effort and resources mandates an effective insulation strategy.
Poor air quality in the winter has as much, if not more, to do with heating our homes as anything else.
Keeping snow on the roof also means less damage potential to the roof itself and of course protects everything below: landscaping, cars, pets, people…
There are so many reasons a proper snow abatement systems is essential to any well designed building located in any area expecting ice and snow.
Good luck getting approval for rocks and logs on your next building inspection for your downtown dwelling, but that said, properly placed rocks and logs are more safe and effective than many contemporary snow abatement systems.
Every building in areas expecting snow must be equipped with proper snow abatement systems. Without them, the potential for damage and disaster is very real. Unfortunately, most of the snow abatement systems on the market are glaringly ineffective. It is beyond comprehension how they are even legally sold! Because every roof is different and each has different needs misinformation and frustration run rampant.
Here, you have a source you can trust to help you find real solutions. Our snow guards fit perfectly with all the Fine Metal Roof Tech systems and are the highest quality and strongest snow guards available. Our snow guards are the same as those used throughout the high Alps where the weather is superlatively harsh and the testing and expectations are even harsher. When you are serious about real solutions for snow abatement and roof protection, these are your uncontested and unmatched systems.
Our snow guards never cause roof damage like inferior systems which pinch, poke, bend and penetrate the roof. We’ve gone to the trouble of crafting world-class roofing systems for you and we know you don’t want your roof marred by improperly engineered snow abatement systems either. Our team of engineers can help you plan exactly what you’ll need to get the optimum efficacy and prevent you from overspending on superfluous product.
Our snow guards come in a wide variety of metal options and colors. And in most cases, we can custom color match the snow guards to your roof! Ask us for details!
Have a radius detail? Check out this amazing solution! Whatever you are up against, we are certain to have exactly what you require. Have a composite roof? Look no further. We have German-engineered solutions for all roof types. Our snow guards are TÜV certified. (Technischer Überwachungsverein in German.) TÜV operates worldwide and works hard to validate the safety of products of all kinds to protect humans and the environment against hazards. In less words, our systems work and you can depend on them.