Product Profile: Snow Retention ’10

Alpine SnowGuards
Alpine SnowGuardsAlpine SnowGuards manufactures over 60 models of snow retention devices in both pad-style and pipe and bracket systems for every type of roof. Product designs evolved from decades of hands-on knowledge of roofing materials and their applications. Alpine has served snow retention needs from common to custom in commercial, industrial and residential roofing since 1992. The company provides simple solutions to the most complex roof snow-related problems. Made in USA from Recycled Materials. HUBZone Certified.

TAmeriluxhe SnowGuard is manufactured from clear polycarbonate resin with UV stabilizers, properties that make the SnowGuard virtually unbreakable. It can be attached either mechanically or with adhesive and can be installed on most sloped surfaces for various snow retention needs. Pricing and quantity discounts available.

AMSI Supply
AMSI distributes the full line of S-5! ColorGard snow retention systems. The S-5! System utilizes S-5! Clamps to ensure sturdy, reliable mounting of the ColorGard snow retention on virtually any metal roof panel profile. With your specific project information, they can design a snow retention system that will meet or exceed your requirements. The S-5! System is constructed of high quality aluminum and utilizes stainless steel fasteners.

Bylin Engineered Systems
Bylin Engineered SystemsBylin Engineered Systems manufacturers the patented RIM System roof ice melt system. The RIM System is designed to prevent roof leaks caused by ice dam formation and eliminate the hazards of dangerous icicles. Bylin also has other automatic electric heating cable systems for de-icing driveways and walkways, and protecting pipes from winter freeze. High-efficiency control systems allow for maintenance-free operations and significant energy savings.

Chem Link, Inc.
Chem Link, IncIce and snow damage can wreak havoc on everything from personal property to landscaping, to people—and to insurance premiums. Installing SnowShoes snowguards is the best way to prevent that damage before it happens. SnowShoes not only prevent ice and snow damage, they’re extremely durable and bond aggressively to all metals, including Kynar-coated, and other common roofing materials with DuraSil Silicone sealant (included in packaging). They are also easy and cost effective to install.

Dynamic Fastener
Dynamic Fastener offers ColorGard. It mounts to standing seam panels with the patented S-5 clamp: no holes in the panel, no glue. Installs in minutes anytime of year, with the holding strength of up to six times that of other snowguards tested. 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. Also available: SnoRail/SnoFence in Aluminum, Brass and Stainless Steel. Installed on standing seam roofs using S-5 utility clamp.

East Coast Roof Specialties
East Coast Roof SpecialitiesIce 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.


GuttergloveGutterglove IceBreaker is a heated gutter guard that installs on existing gutters for keeping out leaves, pine needles and even roof sand grit. IceBreaker has a built-in, self-regulating heat cable that warms up its aluminum profile for melting icicles, snow loads and ice dams in and on rain gutter systems around the home. IceBreaker also eliminates the need for cleaning out your gutters. carries over 17 styles of snow guards for every application: Cedar Shake, Asphalt, Slate and Metal Roofing. Detailed information including custom layouts, cad drawings, installation specifics and more are available on the website. Preferred contractor accounts available for instant savings.

Ideal Roofing Co.

The Ideal Guard by Ideal Roofing Co. features 1/8 inch (3.2mm) thick Galvanized G-90 steel brackets with one or more 1 1/4 inch (32mm) diameter holes inserted with a special plastic protector. Each bracket includes: 8 screws (14 x 2 HHA), with neoprene washers. Also, a galvanized G-90 steel tube of 1/16 inch (1,5mm) thick x 1 inch (25,4mm) diameter x 4 feet (1,21m) long with a reduced 3 inch (75mm) ferrule – 45 inch (1,14m) coverage.

Levi’s Nails & Screws

The Snow Defender 4500 from Levi’s Nails and Screws has a patented design with a rubber sealer that eliminates smeary caulk. It is powder coated and available in over 30 colors to match any roof.

LMCurbsLMCurbs’ snow retention systems are continuous bar style that mechanically attach to the metal roof panel seam using round-point setscrews. The round-point setscrews grip the seam securely without penetration and without damage to the panel’s protective finishes. The bar style snow retentions systems can be easily installed on standing seam and R-panel roof applications. The manufacturer promises greater holding strengths, better aesthetics, longer service life, and lower installation cost than any other engineered system.

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.

S-5! Solutions
S-5!’s patented ColorGard is the industry leader in snow retention systems, offering unparalleled strength, and is the only system that allows an exact color match to the roof, and can be warranted not to fade or fail for the life of the roof with the S-5! ColorGard Limited Lifetime Warranty. This attractive solution is so strong it has become trusted by engineers and architects around the worlds for its critical holding strength, design aesthetics and zero-penetration technology.

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.

SnowProtectHold 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 available.

SnoStopSince 1996, SnoStop fence-style snow guards have been installed on thousands of commercial and residential roofs of every style. Every SnoStop system is custom designed to meet snow load calculations with a 2:1 safety factor in order to withstand extreme snow conditions. SnoStop Plus was introduced in 2010 as the only plastic snow guard with a heat cable option. It is engineered to withstand 1,000 pounds of pressure.

Polycarbonate snow guards from SnoBlox-Snojax feature large, forward mounted faces that help prevent the dangerous movement of snow and ice on metal roofs. Products are field proven and professionally lab tested. Customers have a choice of adhesive or mechanical attachment and there are many models available to fit most panels and budgets. SnoBlox-Snojax provides free, instant, snow guard spacing layouts online.


Snowgrip is the first of its kind snow retention coating with a U.S. patent recently issued and patent pending in Canada. The system provides a uniform distribution of special course, sharp and durable aggregate held in place by a cured top quality elastomeric coating. The system may be field or shop applied in 12 colors including a white reflective coating. So far Snowgrip roofs have been 100% effective in eliminating sliding snow discharge. RB

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