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Up on the Roof

Normally the two words "drift" and "roof" to folks in our trade would create a picture of prevailing winds forcing a snow drift to bank its weight on one particular part of the roofing structure, creating a stress point for the building, and additional liability for any objects below that might get damaged by a [...]

By | 2016-10-19T12:38:43+00:00 February 12th, 2013|roof damage, safety, sliding snow, snow, snow guards, snow retention, thoughts, videos|Comments Off on Up on the Roof

Gutted! My gutters are gone.

"Gutted!" Not a word commonly used here in the states, but an appropriate one that might describe your feelings of despair when you discover your gutters have been bent, overloaded, torn off or otherwise damaged by uncontrolled avalanching of snow and ice! As spring approaches it is important to ensure your gutters are working and [...]

By | 2013-02-12T00:19:00+00:00 February 12th, 2013|roof damage, safety, sliding snow, snow, snow guards, snow rail, snow retention, videos|Comments Off on Gutted! My gutters are gone.

Gong Xi Fa Cai! Meanwhile, on the roofs of China…

Yesterday marked the beginning of the Chinese Lunar New Year festival and celebrations for over a billion people worldwide. If you are turning 12, 24, 36, 48, 60, 72, 84, 96, 108 or 120, then this year of the snake should be a prosperous one for you! Just as a point of interest, it is [...]

By | 2016-10-19T12:38:43+00:00 February 11th, 2013|roof damage, safety, snow, snow guards, thoughts, videos|Comments Off on Gong Xi Fa Cai! Meanwhile, on the roofs of China…

Don’t Be Caught Off-GUARD

If you've listened, read, or watched the news today, you may be aware that a massive snowstorm is headed for the East Coast of the U.S. over the next several days. Like all natural disasters and hazards, when the time for performance has come, the time for preparation has passed... make sure you are not [...]

By | 2016-10-19T12:38:43+00:00 February 8th, 2013|safety, sliding snow, snow, thoughts|Comments Off on Don’t Be Caught Off-GUARD

Have a RAIL Good Time in the Snow

Here in the rocky mountains we have some of the best snow on earth. Long before the 2002 Winter Olympics at Salt Lake City, skiers and snowboarders were coming from all around the world to enjoy our mountains and our fresh snow. As we were browsing around on youtube this morning to see if we [...]

By | 2016-10-19T12:38:44+00:00 February 4th, 2013|safety, snow, snow fence, snow guards, snow rail, snow retention, videos|Comments Off on Have a RAIL Good Time in the Snow

Fight Fire with fire and snow with snow

Here at Sno Shield we love the outdoors, but when we're indoors we like to be sure our shelter is warm and well protected. It is little wonder then that we are big fans of British ex-SAS survival guru Bear Grylls. Like us, when he is out and about in snow country he likes to [...]

By | 2016-10-19T12:38:44+00:00 January 31st, 2013|installation, roof damage, roof installation, safety, snow, snow guards, snow retention|Comments Off on Fight Fire with fire and snow with snow

Sliding Snow

For those of us living in snow country, these last few days have reminded us all of the need to protect ourselves from this great white element. Driving to work yesterday reminded us of this amusing (below), but sobering video taken in Bountiful, Utah, about the same time last year; within the space of just [...]

By | 2016-10-19T12:38:44+00:00 January 29th, 2013|metal roofs, roof damage, safety, sliding snow, snow guards, snow retention, videos|Comments Off on Sliding Snow

There’s no business like snow business!

If you woke up in SE Idaho today, the image below probably isn't too dissimilar to what you witnessed as you prepared to go out to work this morning! This image was posted by iJump, Southeast Idaho's Indoor Trampoline Park. Go to their facebook page to comment on the picture, and know that the best [...]

By | 2016-10-19T12:38:44+00:00 January 28th, 2013|safety, snow, thoughts|Comments Off on There’s no business like snow business!

A roof over your head…

There are few things as "manly" or as testosterone-filled as working in the roofing trade, and certainly fewer satisfying experiences than seeing your constructed roof hold up and perform over the years of weathering nature's storms. Mankind has always sought a "roof over the head" for shelter, privacy, and protection from the elements.Given this precedent [...]

By | 2016-10-19T12:38:44+00:00 January 25th, 2013|safety, snow guards, thoughts, videos|Comments Off on A roof over your head…

Snow Avalanches = Bad for your health :/

Several years ago in college I was in an international politics class where we were discussing the topic of "soft security" (i.e. not military or economic "hard" security matters); the subset of health security fell under this discussion, and we proceeded to list a range of health issues in the various countries we were assigned [...]

By | 2016-10-19T12:38:44+00:00 January 25th, 2013|safety, snow guards, snow retention, thoughts, videos|Comments Off on Snow Avalanches = Bad for your health :/