Snow Guard FAQ

Snow Guard Frequently Asked Questions

Why do I need snow guards?

The use of snow guards is important above areas of pedestrian traffic, to minimize damage to landscaping projects, over any area where people may walk, such as doorways, decks, driveways, and any other area where damage to people or property might occur if the snow pack slides off of the roof. Lack of snow guards can also be destructive to gutters, leaders and ornamental work.

How many snow guards do I need?

Generally, snow guards are installed in rows in a staggered pattern along the eaves of a roof. How many you may need, and where to place them is based on your specific climate conditions, roof pitch, and your aesthetic expectations.