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What is the Best Way to Mount Snow Retention to a Metal Roof?

posted with permissions. Clamp Mounted vs Structure Attachment vs Stick-On Snow Retention Solutions Metal roofs are a smart decision. But with metal roofs, you must consider the risk of roof top avalanches. A quality snow retention system will help you maintain your roof, avoid personal and property damage, and efficiently and safely allow snow to […]

Snow Retention System – Technical Bulletin from MCA

SNOW RETENTION (SNOW GUARDS) Snow Retention System: (Syn: Snow-Guard System) A series of unitized snow-guard devices or continuous assemblies installed for the purpose of retaining snow on a roof and allow the snow to evacuate slowly via thaw and sublimation rather than suddenly and unexpectedly via rooftop avalanche. WHO IS THE MCA (METAL CONSTRUCTION ASSOCIATION) […]

What is a “Factor of Safety” for snow guards?

Snow Guards and Factor of Safety A great article about “Factor of Safety” for snow guard. Wondering what is meant by “Factor of Safety”, read the article and find out why S-5! is the number one choice for snow guards. Why choose Sky Products for Snow Guard Projects Sky Products specializes in snow guards and is the […]

Two-pipe snow guard system

 TWO PIPE SNOW GUARD SYSTEM – When to use it. article originally post on S-5! – reposted with permissions    When it comes to snow guards, there is a common perception that “more is better”, such as “two pipes are better than one” and “three are better than two”. Many believe that because a […]

S-5!® products can be used in a LEED registered building projects

S-5!® LEED Credits S-5!® Products are available from Canada’s largest stocking distributor in Canada web: Materials and Resources LEED Credit 2—Construction Waste Management (1-2 points) The components in S-5! clamps and PV kits are made from 60601 T6 aluminum and 300 series stainless steel hardware. They are fully recyclable at the end of their […]

S-5!® DualGard™ Snow Guard

Clifford A. Fielding Research, Innovation, and Engineering Building S-5!® DualGard™  The Clifford A. Fielding Research, Innovation, and Engineering Building at Laurentian University will have the S-5® DualGard™  snow guard system which was supplied by Sky Products.  Sky Products was involved in the early stage of the project and worked with Yallowega Bélanger Architecture and […]

S-5!® DualGard™ Snow Guards by Sky Products in Canada

S-5!® Snow Guards for the Canada Science and Technology Museum A Snow guard or snow retention systems are quickly becoming a requirement as architects realize the long term benefits and visual appeal of metal roofing. Metal roofing not only lasts longer than conventional roofing products but also offer a wide variety of colours, as well […]

Snow Guards for Metal Roofs

Why is it a bad idea to put snow guards just over doorways?  reposted with permissions – Original article can be found at Often, we are asked to provide localized snow guards (snow retention systems) over an entranceway or several of them rather than protecting the entire eave line of a standing seam metal roof. […]


GUIDE POUR LES GARDES-NEIGE Les gardes-neige réduit le risque de déblaiement soudain et inattendu de la neige, ce qui peut endommager les panneaux de toit, les gouttières, les luminaires, les murs et les fondations, protéger les toits inférieurs ou, pire encore, causer de graves blessures. L’idée est d’évacuer la neige d’une manière prévisible et contrôlée, […]

Snow Guard Guide on Metal Roofs

SNOW RETENTION / SNOW GUARD A snow guard system mitigates the risk of sudden and unexpected release of snow from the roof, which can lead to damaged roof panels, gutters, light fixtures, walls and foundations, protection of lower roofs or worse, severe injury to people.  The idea is to evacuate the snow in a predictable […]