Copper snow guards Vassar Campus (C) Daniel FriedmanWhere to Buy Snow Guards & Snow Retention Products

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Snow retention system & snow guard product sources: where to buy snow fences, snow guards, snow brakes, adhesive sealants, & mounting systems for snow retentionsystems.

This article series illustrates types of snow guards or snow brakes or other snow retention devices used on metal, rubber, asphalt, and slate roofs and we explain and illustrate in photographs just how and where these devices are attached to building roofs. We give the reasons for snow & ice retainer use and their history.

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Where to Buy Snow & Ice Retention Systems: Snow Brakes, Snow Guards, Snow Hooks, Snow & Ice Fences

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  • ABC Supply Co., Inc., 900 Dutchess Turnpike, Poughkeepsie NY 12603, Tel: 845-483-7280, Website:, Email for Linda Maccabee, Customer Service,
  • Alpine SnowGuards, 289 Harrel St, Morrisville VT 05661, Tel: 888-766-4273, Website:, Email:
  • [1] Berger Snow Retention Systems, Berger Building Products, 805 Pennsylvania Blvd. Feasterville, PA 19053 Toll-free: 800-523-8852, Email:, Website:
    Berger provides snow rail systems for slate and tile roofs in a variety of configurations as well as glue-on plastic snow guards.
  • "Berger Snow Guard Guidelines", op.cit. retrieed 5/2/2014, original source:

    At SNOW GUARD GLUE ON INSTALLATION we illustrate step by step instructions for a glue-on application of clear plastic Berger Snow guards.
  • GeoTech Products, GT-100 Copper Snow Guards used for asphalt shingled & slate roofs. Available in copper, galvanized steel, stainless steel. Geo-Tech Products, Inc., 47 Alln Blvd., Farmington NY 11735, Tel: 1-516-625-1870, Website:, Email:
  • LM Curbs, 800 Fisher Rd., Longview TX 75604, Tel: 800-284-1412. Email: At this supplier, Clint Funderburk was particularly helpful in providing missing Sno-Guard versa-clips and in giving installation advice regarding the S-5! Sno-Guard system described at SNOW GUARDS on METAL ROOFS. LM Curbs provides roof curbs, roof hatches, skylights, snow guards, snow retention systems, Solar PV Kits, Louvers, and a Roof Walk system for metal roofing.
  • [2] Precision Snow-Guards, AceClamp®, Standing Seam Metal Roof Supplies, Precision Snow-guards™ - c/o PMC Industries, Inc. 87 Spring Lane, Plainville, CT 06062 Tel: (860) 229-SNOW (7669) provides clear or colored plastic snow guards for metal and rubber roofs, available in "King" and "Queen" sizes. Tel: (860) 229-SNOW (7669). Website:
  • Rocky Mountain Snow Guards, Inc., 2055 S Raritan Street, Unit B Denver, Co 80223 Office: 720.379.7756 Fax: 720.387.8361 Toll Free: 855-240-3195 Website:
  • [3] S-5!® Snow Retention Systems, S-5! Attachment Solutions, Metal Roof Innovations, LTD. 8655 Table Butte Road Colorado Springs, CO 80908 (888) 825-3432, Email:, Website:

    The company's products include milled solid block aluminum snow rail mounting clamps of varying shapes & designs. We are evaluating the S-5! clamps provided by this company. These clamps attach to the standing seams on a metal roof and in turn are used to attach a snow rail or snow fence. The company also provides solar panel hold-downs for metal roofs.

    At SNOW GUARD CLAMP ON INSTALLATION we illustrate an un-usable box of parts sent not by S-5!® but by the roofing supplier who was redistributing their product. We contacted Dale Showalter at S-5! who provided installation instructions, sorted out the clip confusion, and referred us to LM Curbs (listed above) a very helpful supplier of the S-5! on-roof hardware system - Ed.
  • [4] SnoBar™, Tel: 800-711-9724, Website: The company's products include a patented one-piece roof clamp bracket & other brackets for attaching bars used as snow rails or snow fences. No street address was provided.
  • [5] Alpine SnowGuards® 289 Harrel Street Morrisville, VT 05661 Tel: 888-766-9994, Email: Website: [No direct retail sales]
  • [6] ATAS Snow Retention Products, ATAS Headquarters Allentown, Pennsylvania 18106 Phone: 800-468-1441 FAX: 610-395-9342 Email:, Website:
  • [7] Pacific Sheet Metal, Aspen Office & Shop, 401 Aspen Airport Business Center Aspen, Colorado 81611, Email:, Tel: 970.925.2454. The company provides a line of very sturdy snow rails or fences that mount to the seams of a metal roof.
  • [8] Gough Snow Guards, Brookfield IL, Tel: 708-485-6272, Website: The company's products include copper snow guards installed on slate roofs and tile roofs, as well as standing seam metal roof snow retention systems.
  • [9] AMSI Supply 4333 Lynwood Ct, Douglasville, GA 30134, metal roofing components, Tel: 800-943-9771
  • [10] SnowGrip, 126 Woodward Ave., Iron Mountain, MI  49801, Tel: 06-396-7000, Email: Website:
  • [11] BRB Metal Roofing & Manufacturing, 1726 North Green Ave., Suite 900 Purcell, OK 73080 P.O. Box 506 Purcell, OK 73080, Tel: 877-272-7663, distributes the SnowBoss™ mechanically attached snow retention system for metal roofs
  • Surebond, St. Charles IL, Tel: 1-877-843-1818, website:, producer of Surebond Sb-190 clear adhesive sealant as well as a range of other sealant and adhesive products.

Metal Roofing Sources & Products

  • Classic Products Modular metal shingle panels and standing seam panels
  • Decra Roofing Systems Modular metal shingle, tile, and shake panels
  • Dura-Lok Roofing Systems Modular metal roofing shingles with granular coating
  • Fabral Exposed fastener and concealed clip metal roofing panels
  • Gerard Roofing Technologies Modular metal shake and tile panels with granular coating
  • Met-Tile Modular metal roof-tile panels
  • Atas International Modular metal shingle, tile, and standing-seam panels
  • Custom-Bilt Metals Modular metal shakes and standing seam panels
  • Zappone Manufacturing, website
    Zappone Manufacturing, 2928 North Pittsburg St. Spokane, WA 99207 1-800-285-2677, Washington State Copper Roofing Supplier of Copper scallop shingles, copper shingles, copper bay windows, vertical walls, aluminum roof shingles

Roof Venting Underlayments

  • Benjamin Obdyke Cedar Breather, a 3/8 -in.-thick matrix-type underlayment designed to provide ventilation and drainage space under wood roofing


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