Snow guards are devices that are installed on a roof to prevent snow and ice from sliding off the roof and causing damage to the building or to people below. They are typically installed on sloped roofs, especially those made of metal or other slippery materials, to keep the snow and ice in place during the winter months.
Snow guards can be made of a variety of materials, including metal, plastic, and rubber. They are installed in rows along the roof and are designed to allow snow and ice to melt gradually, instead of sliding off the roof in large sheets. This helps to prevent damage to the roof, gutters, and other building components, as well as reducing the risk of injury to people below.
Snow guards are especially important on buildings with overhangs, gutters, or other features that can be damaged by falling snow and ice. They are also commonly used on residential homes, commercial buildings, and other structures where the risk of snow and ice damage is high.
In order to be effective, snow guards must be installed correctly and must be the appropriate size and type for the roof they are being used on. It is important to work with a qualified roofing professional when installing snow guards to ensure that they are installed correctly and will provide the desired level of protection.