Happy Valentines Day! Just as all relationships require the right preparation, so do snow guard installations.
Snow guards are necessary to keep your home and your family safe from potentially deadly damaging falling snow, and the guards are something that you can install on your own. Most snow guard systems are very cheap, especially because it is a do it yourself project, so there is no reason not to do the work. A snow guard system does not take long to install, but there are some items that you need to make sure that you have handy, so you can get the job done right the first time.
The biggest problem homeowners have with snow guard installation is that they are unable to get a good seal between the guard and the roof. Companies like Sno Shield recommend the use of an alcohol wipe to clean the area where you are going to put the guard and the bottom of the guard as well. By keeping both areas clean you will ensure that dirt and grime do not interfere with your sealant and the guard will stick on the roof the way that it was designed.
Next, you are going to need a high quality bonding agent to keep the guards in place for years to come. The last thing that you want to see is the guards come loose because your bonding agent did not stand up to the elements. One of the best choices for the job is Surebond. It is designed for cold temperatures, as well as exposure to water and other weather related situations. The bond will stand up for years and years, and you do not have to worry about failure.
Finally, you fill need some way to get the bonding agent on to the roof and the bottom of the snow guard. A caulking gun is not something that every homeowner has at their disposal, and you will need to get one when you go to the hardware store to get your bonding agent. Even a very basic gun will be more than enough to do the job, and you do not need to spend a lot of money on this particular item.
With the right tools in hand you can tackle your snow guard installation without the need to hire someone to do the work for you. Just make sure that you do the work when the roof is dry and when you have time to do the work from start to finish in one sitting. This will help with consistency and make sure that the job gets done.