Metal Roof Ice Breakers

Metal Roof Ice Breakers

Snow Guards prevent the dangerous movement of frozen precipitation on a sloped roof by suspending it in a holding field so it can melt completely or drop off in small amounts. Compare Models to find which snow guard is right for you. Adding beauty and function, our clear snow guards help prevent damage from sudden avalanches while remaining practically invisible. Several important features to consider when selecting snow guards for metal roofing applications are the height, width and shape of the particular system. This determines the snow guards’ ability to hold back layers of frozen precipitation to help eliminate unexpected slides. Our 30 plus years of experience manufacturing snow guards has taught us that a pad style guard should have a flat, forward mounted face that measures at least 3 inches across and stands no less than 2.5 inches high. They should always be attached on the lowest portion of the roofing panel where the frozen precipitation actually moves, not on a high seam above the problem area. Our metal roof snow guard products are a cost-effective, long lasting, aesthetically pleasing snow retention solution for any metal corrugated, standing seam, asphalt, shingle or slate roof located in a winter climate. Other products offered include leaf gutter guards, roof clamps for attaching accessories to a metal roof, vent pipe and chimney protection devices, snow guard adhesive, sealant and screws. VentSaver vent pipe protectors are designed for chimney and vent pipe protection against sliding ice and snow on glossy coated roofs. RoofClamp is an attachment solution for how to attach accessories to a metal roof panel. LeafBlox are fast and easy to install gutter guards. The patented SnowBreaker snow guards are one of the most distinctive new snow guard products available. At first the SnowBreaker anchors the frozen mass on the roof until melting occurs. As the metal panel warms and the snow and ice begins to turn to slush, the frozen precipitation will gradually loose its grip on the guard and begin a very slow down-hill slide. When the snow and ice starts to move on the roof, this cost effective product minimizes the danger by slicing it into small pieces so it can safely come off the roof. The forward cutting edge and the tucked back rear support form a triangular, pointed shape that acts like a fin to split up frozen precipitation. This design idea is quite contrary to the conventional snow retention systems of today which are designed to hold snow and ice on the roof by using bars or staggered holding fields. The radical new product design allows the melting snow and ice to slowly shed itself from the panel while the guard slices it into safer, smaller pieces before reaching the roof’s edge. This can be especially beneficial in areas where unusual winter weather conditions can sometimes exceed the roof snow load design. In addition it can be a cost cutting solution to install snow guards in just isolated roof areas to break up the snow and ice rather than the older conventional way of retaining it on the roof until it melts. The SnowBreaker can be mechanically fastened or adhesive mounted. Because of the cutting edge design, it is not conducive to receiving significant sheer loads so we now include a peel and stick version for winter time application. Aesthetically, the SnowBreaker is extremely pleasing to the eye, easy to install and is very cost effective way to prevent damage caused by the sudden release of snow and ice. The RoofClamp is designed to address the challenges of attaching accessories such as service walks, satellite dishes, HVAC equipment, pipes/conduit, signage and photovoltaic solar modules to a metal roof panel. The RoofClamp (“RC”) works on most snap lock and seamed together roofs while the RoofClamp T (“RCT”) works on bulb shaped and T-Shaped panels. The clamps are made up of durable 6061-T6 aluminum and they incorporate three cup point set screws that clamp onto the standing seam metal roof. Instead of using one or two polished round point screws that could slip off the panel, the aluminum RoofClamp utilizes 3 rounded 1 ¼ X 3/8″ stainless steel cupped set screws that do not pierce the panel and will not void the panel manufacturer’s warranty. This rounded cupped screw is the same field proven screw that has been used on the SnoBar system for more than 20 years without ever having a callback. There is a beefy 3/8″ screw for attaching roofing accessories in on the top of the clamp. For optimum strength and ease of installation, the clamp is one piece instead of two. It is fast and easy to install, accommodates more panels and will last the life of the roof.
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Metal Roof Ice Breakers

  Snow Guards For All Roof Types: Standing Seam Metal Panel Through-Fastened Metal Corrugated Metal Panel Cedar Shake & Shingle Synthetic Slate & Shake Natural Slate Concrete & Clay Tile Metal Shingle Asphalt Shingle Single-Ply Membrane Solar Panel Request FREE Quote! What are Snow Guards? Snow Guards are devices attached to a roof, protecting people and property from roof snow avalanches. Which Snow Guards are best for your roof? Clip-Style Snow Guards Clip Style Snow Guards are individual pad-style devices that are attached to the roof in a pattern designed to add friction to hold ice and snow in place on the roof. They are generally 1.5” – 3” tall, and are installed in a horizontal row, or rows, just above the eave edge of the roof. Additional rows of snow guards may be necessary to stabilize the snow slab depending on the type of roof, pitch and roof snow load. Clip Style Snow Guards are also known as snow pads, snow birds, snow stops, snow brakes, snow brackets and a host of other names. Our snow guards are manufactured of copper, steel and aluminum, but we do NOT sell plastic snow guard varieties. Clip Style Snow Guards are mechanically fastened with screws or nails. Bar-Style Snow Guards Bar Style Snow Guards are continuous rectangular bars of stainless steel or aluminum that are attached to the roof surface, parallel to the eave to hold snow on a roof. A Bar Style Snow Guard is attached to the roof with clamping mechanisms or brackets that are bolted into the roof deck or roof structure. Often, a single bar attached 12” from the eave edge may be sufficient to hold the snow on the roof, while multiple rows of Bar Style Snow Guards may be required for higher snow loads or steeper roofs. Fence-Style Snow Guards Fence-Style Snow Guards are assemblies of 2 to 4 continuous metal tubes aligned vertically (like a split-rail fence) that are attached to the roof surface, parallel to the eave to hold snow on a roof. Fence Style Snow Guards may be 4” to as much as 16” high above the roof. A Fence Style Snow Guard is attached to the roof with clamping mechanisms or brackets that are bolted into the roof deck or roof structure. Often, a single Fence Style Snow Guard attached 12” from the eave edge may be sufficient to hold the snow on the roof, while multiple rows of Fence Style Snow Guards may be required for higher snow loads or steeper roofs.
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Metal Roof Ice Breakers

Calculate Sow Guards Snow Guard Colors Download our Catalog Download our Catalog Email Us Contact Us for a Free Sample Metal Roof Snow Guards If you’re located in a winter climate our snow & ice guards will forbid the dangerous migration of snow and ice from falling off of your sloped metal roof and injuring people or property down below. Our premium snow guard products, designed in several styles for various metal roof types, are stocked and ready for next day shipment! All of our metal snow guards is individually bagged for maximum protection against scratches during shipment and comes with a 15 year guarantee. Levi’s Snow Defenders stand the test of time for commercial, agricultural and residential building needs. Snow Defender™ Snow Defender™ is our line of high-quality metal roofing snow guards as well as clear polycarbonate snow stops, which are proudly made in the USA. For more information on the following Snow Defender™ snow guard types, click on the pictures below. If you have any questions feel free to get in touch with us. Snow Defender™ 4500 Snow Defender™ 1500 Snow Defender™ 6500 Snow Defender™ Buster™ Snow Defender™ PC240 S-5!® ColorGard Snow Defender™ 55RF Snow Guards For Metal Roofs – Metal vs. Polycarbonate Metal Snow Guards Our metal snow guards will outlast your roof! The stainless steel will not corrode and no caulk is needed due to the EPDM rubber seal on the bottom. Choose from over 40 fade-resistant colors for Levi’s variety of metal snow & ice guards, expertly powder-coated and fade resistant and able to be quickly shipped nationwide. Clear Polycarbonate Snow Guards Our roof snow guards are made from a clear polycarbonate lexan that is tough and performs well in any climate. Polycarbonate snow guards or heavy duty Buster™ snow guards can be used as a mounting solution for metal panels with screws and adhesive or just with adhesive for metal panels that cannot accept through fasteners. Our patented clear polycarbonate line also becomes practically invisible on your roof! The friendly and knowledgeable staff at Levi’s Building Components are ready to help you with ice guard quantity and placement recommendations based on your metal roof measurements, so give us a call today. If you’re looking for more metal roofing materials to assist with your roofing job, check out the other accessories we offer. Snow Guard Powder Coating Color Chart Levi’s Building Components Snow Defender™ snow guards are available in the powder coat color of your choice. Each ice guard is tumbled in ceramic granules to give it a surface texture for better powder coat adhesion. Our super durable powders offer excellent fade resistance and long-term color and gloss retention. We offer a plethora of powder coating colors to ensure our snow stops will match a wide range of metal roof colors. Color options shown below are for the 55RF, 1500, 4500 and 6500 Snow Defender models.

Metal Roof Ice Breakers

Metal Roof Ice Breakers
Metal Roof Ice Breakers
Metal Roof Ice Breakers
Metal Roof Ice Breakers