Snow guard grille assembly - that's how it works

Snow on pitched roofs can slip, and then damage either passers-by or parked cars. To avoid that, snow guards are a good option. How to mount them, you can read in this post.

Professional installation is important

To prevent snow from falling on the roof, and to damage people or parked vehicles under the roof, snow guards are a good solution.

If you get a new roof, you should have the snow guards mounted when you cover the roof with - later, the effort is always slightly larger.

Snow guard grille assembly - that's how it works: snow

The attachment of the snow guard grille is usually at the Dachverlattung, so you must always remove a few shingles when retrofitting to attach the brackets. When doing so, always pay attention to any existing storm clips, which you must then attach again afterwards.

At what distance from the edge of the roof you should mount snow guards, there are variously divided opinions, but usually is mounted almost always behind the second row of roof shingles.

Working on the roof always requires sufficient expertise - if you do not have it, you should better leave the work to a professional roofer. Errors or carelessness when working on the roof can cause serious damage to the house.

Differences of snow guards against snow guards

  • Snow guards are not always able to withstand very large amounts of snow
  • In thawing icicles can form on snow guards - with snow guards this is impossible
  • Snow catch hooks usually mean a greater effort during installation

Snow guard - assembly step by step

  • Snow guards in sufficient length (roof width)
  • Matching fasteners with galvanized screws
  • small scaffolding,
  • alternatively sufficiently long ladder (but not recommended)
  • If necessary, self-locking fuse
  • matching screwdrivers and wrenches

1. Determine roof width

To find the required length of snow guards, you need to know your roof width, so in most cases you will first have to measure it here.

2. Set up the scaffold and secure

Set up the scaffolding safely and stably. It absolutely must reach to the edge of the roof.

3. Mount the brackets

Remove some shingles and screw the brackets firmly to the roof liner. Then hang up the shingles again.

4. Mount the snow guards

Attach the grids to the brackets, lightly screw them in place, and then align them. Once the grids are centered, you can finally tighten them.

Tips & Tricks

In the case of particularly high expected snow gusts, there are also so-called snow tailpipes, which are also used for houses in the high mountains. If necessary, access this alternative.

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