Snow Guard Design

Were are very excited to have our article Considerations for Snow Guard Design published in the Construction Canada magazine.For the past 10 years Sky Products has designed and supplied over 500,000 linear feet of S-5! snow guards across Canada.  Sky Products remains the largest stocking S-5! distributor in Canada and has been recognized as the best S-5! […]

Snow Time Like Now!!!

Snow Time! Plan Ahead!   It is inevitable, we live in Canada and the snow will be coming! Typically snow guards have been an afterthought once a project has been completed, were missed during the initial scope of work or inadequate snow guards were used and now need to be replaced.  At this point, chances […]

Cheap Snow Guards Now Means Expensive Repairs Later

Snow Guards… don’t they all work the same? Over the years, we have seen our share of “snow guards,” and throughout the years, we have been contacted to fix what some people in the industry call snow guards. What many fail to realize is, a snow guard is an integral part of a metal roof and should […]

Snow Guard Questions

WHY KEEP SNOW ON THE ROOF? When snow avalanches off of a rooftop, it can damage anything in its path! This sudden release of snow can be dramatic—dumping tons of snow all at once. Falling snow forms a temperature-sensitive bond to the surface of a metal roof. As that roof is warmed, whether from the […]

S-5! ColorGard Case Study

S-5! Colorgard®  “The installation process alone cut the costs of labor in half because the customer did not have to install 7,000+ screws as previously planned; however, the big take away is by using S-5! ColorGard®, they have future-proofed their new roofs and avoided the headache of roof leaks for years to come.”―Dave Kowch, Business […]

Falling Snow and Ice

Original article posted https://www.simcoe.com/news-story/9806458-danger-of-falling-snow-ice-spurs-safety-fencing-outside-orillia-museum/  Danger of falling snow, ice spurs safety fencing outside Orillia museum Safety fencing erected in front of the Orillia Museum of Art and History will remain in place until a solution is found to prevent snow and ice from sliding off the metal roof and onto the sidewalk below. The fencing […]

Snow Guards and Metal Roofs

Reposted with permission  – original post https://blog.s-5.com/blog/will-snow-guards-damage-my-metal-roof Posted by Shawn deAngelo on Jan 6, 2020 9:13:50 AM Sky Products has been supplying S-5! products in Canada for 10 years. More articles on S-5! snow guards and clamps available in Canada from Sky Products https://bit.ly/31kU4ag Massive snow accumulation on a roof creates the potential for an unpredictable avalanche-like […]

SNOW GUARD DESIGN

WHY SO MANY QUESTIONS – Dave Kowch February 2019 Snow Guard design is dependent on a multitude of variables which need to be taken into consideration when designing and installing a snow guard system which is why we ask so many questions. “Snow loads on roofs vary according to geographical location (climate), site exposure, shape […]

Non-Penetrating Rooftop Mounting

Word of the Week: What is Non-Penetrating Rooftop Mounting? Original by Kimberly Reichert on Feb 6, 2019 9:16:26 AM posted with permissions www.s-5.com Sky Products Ltd is the original and largest stocking S-5! Distributor in Canada.For more information about S-5! Standing Seam Clamps and Snow Guards in Canada contact Sky Products Ltd www.design.localadpower.com/SkyProducts-v3/wp-old In the metal roofing […]

Standing Seam vs. Exposed Fastener Metal Roofs

Originally Posted by Kimberly Reichert on Dec 19, 2018 12:28:39 PM https://tinyurl.com/yc6k7crd reposted with permissions – www.s-5.com A metal roof is a metal roof, right? WRONG. Standing seam and exposed fastener roofs may both be metal and may even serve similar purposes, but the two styles are very different indeed. Standing Seam Roof  Let’s start with […]