5 Things to Know About Snow Retention Systems
Snow retention systems can save lives and property
The most important reason to consider a snow retention system is safety, and you’re in luck. A snow retention system can greatly increase the safety of your home. When snow and ice slides off of your roof in an uncontrolled fashion, it can hurt anyone and anything that happens to be below. With a snow retention system, these icy sheets will melt slowly and trickle off of your roof harmlessly as water, keeping you and your property safe.
The type of roof you have matters
Different types of roofs handle snow differently. For example, roofs with asphalt or wood shingles tend to have a good grip and hold snow in place better than roofs made of metal. The pitch of your roof also comes into play. Even with asphalt shingles, a roof with a sharp pitch may have a greater need for a snow retention system than a metal roof with a lesser pitch.
Snow retention systems are not a one-size-fits-all
There are additional factors that come into play, including the location of your home, the layout of your driveway and outdoor spaces, and of course your budget. That is why you need a professional to design a snow retention system that is unique to your home.
They are fairly easy and fast to install
Homeowners may put off installing a snow retention system with the mistaken assumption that it will be time-consuming. However, you or a skilled contractor may be able to install the system in as little as a day depending on the size of your roof and the system you choose.
It can match your roof to blend in
You might be concerned that a snow retention system will take away from the curb appeal of your home. Luckily, this does not have to be the case. There are a variety of rails and hardware to choose from and your system can be designed to blend in or even to stand out in an architecturally pleasing way.
TRA Snow & Sun is here to make sure through winter you are protecting your roof, your wellbeing, and your visitor’s safety. Ensure you invest in snow retention for your residential and commercial roofs.