Guest User
1/3/2003
This is my first season with a metal roof on our 5,000 sq. ft. house. We live in the mountains, so we get quite a bit of snow at our house, although most people live down in the valley with little or no snow. I've been to my distributor (Bruce & Dana) to inquire about devices (heat tape, snow guards, etc) to prevent all kinds of winter problems we are experiencing, but with little help as most of their customers live down in the flats. Problems are: large sheets of snow/ice crashing down from two stories above wiping out everything in their path, "glaciers" on the roof (5/12 to 8/12 pitch) shearing off 8" chimney pipe roof jacks, all gutters down on the first time around (i told the installer to set them low!!!!), huge piles of snow/ice piling up at the entry way/garage, etc. I can see that I am in for some serious metal roof ice/snow deicing product reseach and installation, but was looking for a local expert or a least some expert advice (I hate that learning curve). I see myself installing heat tape all the way around, but will the "glaciers" slide right past the tape spoiling my efforts and possibly taking the heat tape with it? Can you recommend the best companies for heat tape products? Thanks, Jeff
Guest User
1/3/2003
Sounds like what you really need are some snow guards. If you don't know what they are- they mount on the roof and keep the snow from sliding down(taking out everything in sight!).
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