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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.

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

Bring me Sunshine!

We love snow because it gives us great business, but you can't beat a bit of warm sunshine to brighten up your day. For some folks in various parts of the country or world who live through a distinct snowy and a distinct sunny season each year, protecting roofed solar panels is something that can [...]

By | 2016-10-19T12:38:44+00:00 February 1st, 2013|snow, snow retention|Comments Off on Bring me Sunshine!

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

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 :/

Hurricane Sandy, Hail Storms, and Snow Season

We recently had a call from a domestic-use customer who informed us of their Sno Shield Rib Guard Snow Guards as out-lasting the roof itself after a freak hail storm hit the area... the Rib Guards remained intact, but unfortunately the roof needed replacing. Whether or not our guards could hold on during something like [...]

By | 2016-10-19T12:38:45+00:00 December 1st, 2012|portfolio, rib guards, roof damage, safety, snow guards, snow retention|Comments Off on Hurricane Sandy, Hail Storms, and Snow Season

Cheap Snow Guards

Home owners and roofers are all searching for cheap snow guards these days.  If this is how you found our article, you need to be careful about how you define the word cheap.  Typically when searching for something cheap, customers are looking for something that costs very little or is relatively low in price.  Who doesn't want to [...]

By | 2016-10-19T12:38:45+00:00 October 17th, 2012|snow guards, snow retention|Comments Off on Cheap Snow Guards

Are Snow Guards Necessary?

I've heard the question, "Are snow guards necessary?" probably a hundred times over the past few years.  When I hear this question, it makes me think, "Why are you considering snow guards?"  If you have snow sliding off your roof that is causing damage, the easy answer is "Yes, snow guards are necessary for you."  [...]

By | 2016-10-19T12:38:45+00:00 September 21st, 2012|snow fence, snow guards, snow retention|Comments Off on Are Snow Guards Necessary?