What is a snow brake?

What is a snow brake?

A Snow Brake is a device used to retain snow and ice from falling from one surface to a lower one. In this case snow build-up can suddenly break loose in a massive slide that can cause damage to gutters, patio furniture, air conditioners, vehicles or cause bodily harm.

How much do snow guards cost?

Mini Snow Guards $1.50 – $6.00 per part. Plastic Snow Guards $3.00-$7.00 per part. Metal Snow Guards $5.00-$20.00 per part.

How do snow stops work?

When snow guards are in place on a sloped roof, they hold the ice and snow on the roof. When the snow starts to slip, snow guards hold the sheet back so it cannot be released quickly. Snow guards evenly distribute the weight of snow and ice and help protect against damage.

Do snow guards cause ice dams?

During winter we are often asked, “Do snow guards cause ice dams?” The quick answer is no, snow guards do not cause ice dams.

How many snow guards do I need?

Use: 2 snow guards per valley for every 8 feet of roof. Snow load: Up to 45 PSF ground snow load. Starting at 6 inches from the bottom edge, place 2 snow guards equally spaced apart in the valley, in a staggered pattern, across the entire roof area.