standing seam metal roof- snow shedding into valleys

Guest User
9/1/2008
i live in truckee, ca where we get a good amount of snow. i have a standing seam metal roof (pic attached) with a 3 and 12 pitch, i believe. my problem is that snow sheds into the valleys and builds up. i am sure this is a common problem. the snow load begins to bow the roof and faschia. i am considering either heat tape or snowguards, any suggestions, insight, etc
Todd Miller
Classic Products, Inc.
9/5/2008
Heat tape could be helpful. That is a tough situation though. Making sure you have good attic insulation and ventilation, keeping the attic very cold, could be helpful as well.
Guest User
9/5/2008
thank you for the reply. the attic is very well insulsated to keeps cold. do you think snowguard/snowfence would help?
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