Brian Akerley
b12d
4/20/2017
I had a metal roof installed last year and the snow/ice buildup on one side caused damage when it eventually came down. It tore the flashing from my chimney, it tore the rubber boot from my service entrance mast and it tore the rubber boot from my sewer vent pipe. My contractor came and repaired the torn flashing with caulking and replaced the boots but he told me he cannot warranty those any further. They will be damaged every year since the arrangement of those 3 items tends to hold the snow up to 30" high until warm weather causes it to move. I proposed the installation of "crickets" to protect them before we started installation but he told me they weren't needed and that he had never installed them on this "European style" metal roof before. I proposed we have them made and he install them and we share the cost but he told me he "can't be held liable for the design of my roof" and he hung up on me. What do you folks say? Thanks in advance..............Brian
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4/23/2017
I can't say I have seen crickets for plumbing or utility pipes either. I think that is a bit of overkill and if you put some selective snow retention clips around those penetrations (and chimney), it should keep the slide from tearing up anything. It appears the the chimney flashing was re-used or old from that picture. Was the snow melting and sliding in below freezing temps? Most ice dams and slides are from a poorly ventilated and insulated home.
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5/24/2017
I have a metal roof on a low pitch manufactured home. The snow built up and tore the water heater exhaust pipe off , we installed pointed ice breaks but it still took the pipe of the next year .The pipe is about 3 feet above the eave. no one seems to have a solution for this , other than going back to a shingled roof. anyone have a cure for this ?
Todd Miller
Classic Products, Inc.
5/24/2017
The attachment method depends upon the exact profile of your metal roof. However, there are pipe brace kits including brackets and bands commercially available. Installing it on your roof may require exposed fasteners that can be sealed or if your roof has raised seams, you may be able to use clamps like the s5! clips for attachment without through fasteners.
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5/24/2017
No reason to ever go from metal back to asphalt in this case. Can you post up a picture of the area in question?
Guest User
6/13/2017
Another pic of roof
Guest User
6/13/2017
Last one
Todd Miller
Classic Products, Inc.
6/13/2017
I apologize. I accidentally deleted one of Joe's posts with an image. Here is the image. Sorry about that.
Guest User
6/17/2017
I sent you pics of the snow damage on my roof , waiting for a reply. Thank You
Todd Miller
Classic Products, Inc.
6/17/2017
I am sorry ... I still refer back to the type of product I suggested earlier. Here is an example: http://www.ventsaver.com

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