About Clamp-on Snow Stops
Clamp-on snow stops are a non-penetrating snow stop put on standing seam metal roofs. They use stainless steel setscrews to clamp onto the roof seam; in addition, they will not void the roof warranty. We have two types of clamp-on snow stops: the Rib Guard or the Snow Defender 6500. Both are quality snow guards which keep snow and ice from coming off a roof and hurting people or damaging ground HVAC units, gutters, adjacent buildings, cars and landscaping below.
Rooftop avalanches are quite common on standing seam roofs. When the warm air from inside the house heats the roof, it melts the under layer of snow on the roof creating a slide effect. In a moment, a metal rooftop covered in snow and ice is gone. As metal roofs become more common, incidents related to falling snow and ice from roof tops are becoming more frequent and snow stops are a necessity.
That being said, the best way to protect against costly insurance claims or property damage is to put up a snow retention system before the snow falls. The most common complaint we get is, “The snow ripped my gutter off. Now I have to replace my gutters and pay for snow guards. I should have bought snow guards in the first place.” Sometimes gutters have been are ripped off three or four times before a customer finally decides to invest in a snow retention system. DO NOT WAIT! Install clamp-on snow stops now. Prevent car and gutter damage, front door / garage door snow barricades or any other possible scenario that could happens to you.