Recently we have been fielding a lot of questions about snow railing and snow pipe snow guards. It appears there is a lot of confusion about which product is best for different situations. We suggest that if you have the same confusion that you give us a call and ask. There is nothing wrong with asking a professional about what is best for your situation. Be sure to ask a professional, not that one needs to know everything about every snow retention system on the market to be a professional, but it helps if you talk to a professional who is not afraid to express they are at the limits of their expertise.
All of us in this world have experience that comes from a life-time of problem solving. At Sno Shield, our experience is in snow retention. If we don’t have the product that best serves your project, we do our best to steer you in the correct direction. We have helped several people this past winter to know which products of our competitors were best to purchase for their roof.
the key to getting the right system is to do your homework and call a few qualified experts. If his or her goal is to educate and help you obtain the proper product – if one is even necessary – then he or she will be more than happy to share his or her knowledge with you. Don’t be lead into scare tactics. Know that there are more than a few suppliers, find the one who is there for you. I do not want to say that any new companies do not have a quality product, but be careful and ask a few questions so that you feel comfortable the company you purchase from has your best interest in mind.
I want to assure you that Sno Shield will always try to gain a complete understanding of your problem, snow coming off the roof is only part of the equation. Where it lands, how it accumulates and how fast it dissipates are just as important to solving your problem. Please use your resources and give us a call, if the sales representative can’t answer your question they will pass you along to the owner, and if I can’t help you, then I will admit it. I am knowledgeable, but as my wife continues to remind me, I don’t know everything.
Please enjoy your spring and plan well ahead of this fall’s mad snow guard rush. Spring is an excellent time to resolve your snow railing, snow retention and pipe style snow guard issues. Doing so as soon as the snow clears gives you two advantages:
- Your “snow sliding off of the roof” problems are fresh in your mind. This makes it easy to recall exactly what is wrong for an explanation to the professional you contact.
- Roof installers are tired of sitting for through the winter and are usually willing to give good pricing on installations early in the season.
Just be careful of those who have had too much time on their hands, they may have had no work for a reason.
Happy Easter and may the beauty of spring flowers not be hampered by those Spring showers.
Finally, this Spring has brought many changes to the Sno Shield Family. We want to congratulate our very own Tim Ng who received and accepted a full-ride scholarship to Yale University. Tim is well on his way to achieving his life-time goals. We will miss you Tim, especially your polite British Accent, but we are grateful for the time we were able to get to know you and we are all better for it. Thanks!