Dealing with winter Ice and Snow is a reality here in Winnipeg, but how can we protect ourselves and others from the potential hazzards of Ice and snow falling from our roofs?
One solution could be Snow Guards. Here are a few things to consider:
What are Snow Guards?
Snow guards are metal or plastic devices that are typically installed in different locations on the roof. Their purpose is simple - keep ice and snow that has built up from sliding off of the roof and hurting people (or property). They break the ice and snow into smaller sections that are safer and much easier to manage.
How are Snow Guards Installed?
Most snow guards are metal, and they usually match the color of the roof, or are even transparent. There are a lot of factors to consider when installing snow guards though, so they should really only be installed by qualified roofers. The sheathing and roof type, snow loads, and other factors come into play. So even though they are simply "attached" to the roof, it is usually not a DIY project.
Do you need snow guards? Be sure to have to have the work verified by a qualified home inspector, such as us. Contact us today!
George Adair, Certified Professional Home Inspector
I provide a wide range of home inspection and home inspection related services in the following areas of southern Manitoba: Winnipeg, Selkirk , Lockport,Steinbach,
Stony Mountain, Elie, Rosser, Lorette Sanford, East St. Paul, West St. Paul, Oak Bank,
Oak Bluff, Landmark,
St. Anne, Saint Andrews,
La Salle, Richer, Niverville and Warren.
Our extended area also includes: Lac Du Bonnet, Beausejour, Libeau, Gimli, Pinawa, Falcon Beach, Winnipeg Beach, Grand Marais, Saint Laurent, and Pine Falls