A snow guard is a device or system that retains snow pack on a roof. The idea is to evacuate the snow in a predictable and controlled fashion. In other words– evaporation and thaw rather than by a sudden and dangerous rooftop avalanche.
One reason is to protect building and roof elements such as gutters, flues, vents, while also protecting the building mechanical equipment, valleys and other construction details.
The only snow retention system good enough to be warranted for the life of the roof. Unlike other snow guards that yellow and fail over time, ColorGard’s unsurpassed holding strength controls snow migration with a perfect color-match that lasts the life of the roof.
Snow Retention for Metal Roofs
The sudden and unexpected release of snow from the roof can be dramatic, posing a serious threat to property and passers-by. ColorGardÂ® dramatically reduces the risks associated with rooftop avalanches and maintains the clean colorful appearance of the roof with perfect color and finish matching, which lasts as long as the roof itself! ColorGardÂ® is the only snow retention system designed and engineered on a site-specific basis; guaranteed to perform, to not damage the roof or finish, and to exactly match the roof colorâ€”for the entire life of the roof.
Todayâ€™s premium Kynar 500Â® and Hylar 5000Â® (PVDF) paint systems used on metal panels are â€œcoil-coatedâ€ and oven-cured. This is the only finish application method that can be warranted against color fade for 30 years or longer. Nothing can equal it! So, why settle for less in a snow guard system? While some dyes, powder-coats and air-dried color application methods may initially simulate a perfect match, the color soon begins to fade and becomes increasingly mismatched with a few years of age. By utilizing a strip of the actual roof material, ColorGardÂ® perfectly matches the roofâ€”forever!
ColorGardÂ® is mechanically attached with patented S-5!Â® clamps. S-5!Â® is the trusted name in metal rooftop attachment technology worldwide. S-5!Â® patented, round-point setscrews grip the seam securely without penetration and without damage to the panelâ€™s protective finishes. The clamps are precision-machined from aircraft quality, high tensile aluminumâ€”not cast or plastic. All related hardware is non-ferrous stainless steel for lasting performance.
This product is included in our Gold Standard Warranty program