Laurie Saunders
2/27/2015
We have a new metal roof on our home, so this is our first winter with it. The snow and ice are sliding down off the roof and dropping with little to no warning. I'm afraid that my someone will get hurt by this...or my car may be on the receiving end when I back out of the garage. It also appears to be pulling our copper guttering away from the house. Is there anything we can do to mitigate this? Did my roofing installer forget some component? Thank you for your help.
Todd Miller
Classic Products, Inc.
2/27/2015
There are various snow management systems which can be used including options like snow guards and snow bars or fences. These can be used to either break the snow up as it falls or even to try to get it to stay on the roof until it melts. You also though may be having some issues with ice dams if you're seeing a lot of ice formation on the eaves. That can usually be corrected through ventilation and air sealing from the living space to the attic.
Laurie Saunders
2/28/2015
Thank you, Todd. Where do I find snow guards and bars -- a roofing contractor, a handyman, or gutter guy?
Todd Miller
Classic Products, Inc.
2/28/2015
Laurie, is there any chance you can send me a photo of your roof, or a product name? That would help me in figuring out exactly what type of metal roof you have and then I can make a recommendation. My email is [email protected]
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2/28/2015
Laurie, You can order the snow guards and just about any mildly competent person can put them on. If you want them powder coated to match the roof, that will add to the lead time if the color is custom.

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