Product Profile: Snow Retention 2010

Alpine Snow Guards
Alpine says it supplies to the widest selection of snow retention devices in the industry, including the S-5! product line. In addition to stock items, Alpine can handle unique, custom or “just plain difficult” applications. Alpine offers free quotes, recommendations and project-specific layouts.

Berger Building Products
Berger manufactures one of the most exceptional snow retention systems for standing seam roofs ever developed to meet today’s demanding safety, aesthetic and economic requirements. Berger’s rail product is unique because it is the only system to offer steel rail protection between/below the standing seams. No clips, no flags.

Chem Link
Chem Link has been making SnowShoes with DuraSil adhesive/sealant for metal roofing contractors for more than a decade. Made from a tough, polycarbonate polymer that withstands heavy loads at low temperatures, they are sold with a solvent-free, non-shrinking adhesive that is effective on all metals, including PVDF-coated. DuraSil is highly elastic and fast setting for ease of application and durability. SnowShoes come in clear and smoke and measure 6 x 3.5 x 2 inches.

Chris Industries
Chris Industries offers a variety of snow guards in copper, bronze and stainless steel. Help protect gutters and pedestrians while adding exquisite architectural detail to any building.

Dynamic Fasteners
ColorGard mounts to standing seam panels with the patented S-5 clamp, which means no holes in the panel and no glue. ColorGard installs in minutes, any time of year, with holding strength of up to six times that of other snow guards. The patented VersaBracket can be used with almost any face-fastened metal panel system. The ColorGard cross-member fastens to the VersaBracket with self-drilling screws. The SnoRail/SnoFence is available in aluminum, brass and stainless steel and installed on standing seam roofs using S-5 utility clamp.

East Coast Roof Specialties
Ice Brakes metal snow guards are cast aluminum pad-style snow guards intended exclusively for metal roofing and designed to help prevent dangerous and destructive snow and ice avalanches by holding built-up snow in place. Ice-Brakes come in 19 stock colors as well as bare bronze and bare aluminum mill finishes. All stock colors complement a wide majority of the colors metal roof manufacturers are offering and are available for immediate shipment. 

Levi’s Nails & Screws
No need to caulk with the Snow Defender 1500 & 4500 as they come with a EPDM rubber pad allowing for installation without caulk. Snow Defenders are made with type 304 stainless steel and are powder coated in more than 30 colors. Polycarbonate Snow Defenders PC240 can be installed with adhesive or screws. Not sure how many snow guards your roof needs? Find out. Visit and click on the “Calculator” button.

Polar Blox
Polar Blox manufactures five models of polycarbonate snow guards, which are U.V. protected. Universal Guards and Minor Rib Guards can be adhesive mounted or mechanically fastened; Slate and Shingle Guards can be used on retrofit or new construction; and Standing Seam Guards clamp on to the standing seam. “The Little Bear” works on corrugated panels to fit in between 9-inch and 12-inch ribs. Polar Blox has snow guards to fit almost any panel profile available on the market.

Roofers World
SnoStop Plus is designed to optionally support a self-regulating heat trace cable that actually melts snow and ice, dramatically reducing the dead weight of snow and ice which collects behind snow fence systems around the eaves of the roof and causes structural damage.

S-5! Solutions
ColorGard dramatically reduces the risks associated with rooftop avalanches and maintains the clean appearance of the roof with perfect color and finish matching. The S-5! patented, round-point setscrews grip the seam securely without penetration. Unlike other options that inevitably fail, ColorGard lasts longer, installs quicker, looks better and prevents damage to the roofs. Try the S-5! online calculator at to help design your job.

Snobar offers several different snow guard systems for metal roofs, for both standing seam and exposed fastener roofs. Systems available in mill finish, painted to match roofing panels or to allow for the use of a 2-inch color strip in the face of the bar to match the roof. Snobar also offers RoofClamps, used to attach just about anything to a standing seam roof without penetrating it.

The Pennsylvania company manufactures polycarbonate snow guards, featuring large, forward-mounted faces that help prevent the dangerous movement of snow and ice on metal roofs. SnoBlox-SnoJax products are field proven and professionally lab tested. SnoBlox-SnoJax offers the choice of adhesive or mechanical attachment and a wide variety of models to most panels and budgets. SnoBlox-SnoJax also offers the SnowBreaker to safely break apart sliding snow and ice.

The Illinois-based manufacturer minimizes snow and ice slides with Sno-Gem snow guards. Sno-Gems are manufactured from UV-stabilized polycarbonate (clear or color). Sno-Gem also distributes metal snow guards, including Follansbee Steel, copper, stainless steel, Galvalume, Kynar 500 metal and TCS for metal, slate and shingle roofs.

Hold back the dangerous avalanche of sliding snow and ice with one of Snow Protect’s snow retention systems: Snow Stopper Fence, Snow Pro I &II and Vent Protect. Snow Protect’s products protect people, landscaping, gutters, AC units and vehicles from falling snow and ice. The Snow Stopper Fence, the newest to the product line, provides a maximum level of snow retention. It is easily installed with an adjustable design and provides an architecturally clean appearance. Several color options and custom color matching is available on all of our snow retention systems.

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