Snow management

Erik Olson
Are rain gutters appropriate in addition to snow stops for a hotel with a 5:12 standing seam metal roof in an area that receives heavy snow?
Todd Miller
Isaiah Industries, Inc.
Yes. I always suggest 6" gutters, mounted as high as possible using fascia mount brackets into every rafter tail
Eric Novotny
An informed customer is the Best Customer!
+1 Todd is correct. Biggest issue with most gutters is that they are not hung from the rafters and therefore the resultant holding power is questionable to say the least. Snow fence/retention or some sort of gutter guard may also help.

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