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Debunking Some Snow Guard Misconceptions: Things That Homeowners Need To Know

Snow guards are a vital part of keeping a home safe in areas where regular snowfall is a part of every winter, but there are some misconceptions that people have about those guards. Bad information leads to bad decision making, and you cannot afford to put your family or your property at risk by making [...]

By | 2016-10-19T12:38:42+00:00 February 28th, 2014|installation, snow guards, thoughts|Comments Off on Debunking Some Snow Guard Misconceptions: Things That Homeowners Need To Know

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

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

Funny Stuff

Roofers and others in the varying construction trades tend to get a bad wrap for their infamously crude sense of humor that is seen as common in the blue-collar industries that drive growth economies. At Sno Shield however we like to keep it clean but still love a good laugh and appreciate the great benefits [...]

By | 2013-02-08T01:28:00+00:00 February 8th, 2013|thoughts|Comments Off on Funny Stuff

I looked out the window and what did I see? A new perspective on life

Isn't it funny how once you learn something new or are exposed to something fresh and different, that you start to notice that particular fact or thing or word in places that you never previously considered? Yesterday one of our friends who just recently learned about what we do at Sno Shield, e-mailed us this [...]

By | 2016-10-19T12:38:44+00:00 February 6th, 2013|snow guards, thoughts|Comments Off on I looked out the window and what did I see? A new perspective on life

Snow way that’s true?!

Trivial Pursuit--a game that is very much worthy of its name, is a pursuit of seemingly trivial facts and matters that are rarely useful in ever day life. Yet, every now and then you learn something cool enough that it sticks and becomes a useful and valuable morsel of knowledge in the future. Well, at [...]

By | 2013-02-05T23:22:00+00:00 February 5th, 2013|snow, thoughts|Comments Off on Snow way that’s true?!

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 :/