Icejax II: The Strongest Polycarbonate Snow Guard in the Industry
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Icejax II: The Strongest Polycarbonate Snow Guard in the Industry

Posted by Derek Gamble - SnoBlox-Snojax Specialist on Dec 13th 2023

IceJax 2 Dimensions

Today, we are going to talk about the  Icejax II - a revolutionary clear polycarbonate snow guard that has been proving itself in the industry since 2005. This guard is not only reversible but also boasts dual struts, making it a standout product in the market. In this blog, we will dive into the features and benefits of the Icejax II, as well as its impressive strength and versatility.

Unique Versatile Design

The Icejax II is quite unique with its interchangeable sides. It has a sleek smooth flat face, which makes it visually appealing. However, what truly sets it apart is the ribbed face when you flip it over. This unique feature enables the guard to straddle over a minor rib on panels where a full 5” of flat space is not available. The Icejax II measures 5 inches wide and 3 inches tall regardless of which side you mount it on. These measurements make it one of the most robust polycarbonate guards available in the industry. In fact, we have yet to come across a guard that even comes close to matching its strength.

IceJax 2 Mounted to Standing Seam Roof With Adhesive

Unparalleled Strength - Test Results

When it comes to strength, the Icejax II is in a league of its own. To ensure its durability, we put our guards through rigorous testing in independent third-party labs. The results speak for themselves - the Icejax II tested at an impressive 6,388 pounds when installed with two screws and silicone sealant. If that wasn't enough, when glued down with  Surebond SB-190 adhesive, it was rated at a remarkable 1,561 pounds. These numbers are unparalleled, making the Icejax II the strongest guard you can find in the market. Its exceptional strength ensures that it can withstand even some of the harshest weather conditions, providing you with peace of mind. 

Installation and Proper Layout Recommendations

It is important to note that the face of the Icejax II should always face up-slope so that the struts on either side can support the face. It is also important to make sure that you are obtaining a spacing recommendation for your project. A snow guard system is only as strong as its layout. This will typically involve rows spanning the entire length of the roof and will often require multiple rows going up the slope. This will help with equal distribution of weight over the entire roof surface. Isolated installations like those just above doorways, walkways, chimneys, or HVAC units are NEVER recommended and prone to dramatic failure. Improper installation can end with damaged property or injury to people and/or pets. We also never recommend the use of a pad-style  snow guard in geographic locations with ground snow load ratings of over 45psf. Once you cross that threshold we begin directing our customers towards our snow rail systems called SnoBar and ColorBar. Take a look at some or our recent blogs for more information about these products.

Dual Mounting Faces

One of the standout features of the Icejax II is its versatility. Because of its ability to be mounted on either of its faces, it can be installed on various surfaces, making it suitable for a wide range of roofing applications. Whether you need to secure it on a standing seam metal roof or a mechanically fastened panel, the Icejax II has got you covered. In terms of installation, you have two simple options - glue it down or screw it down. The choice depends on your specific roof type and requirements. Standing seam roofing, for example, is not compatible with mechanical fasteners, due to its floating nature, and therefore requires a glue-down installation for pad-style snow guards. Regardless of the method you choose, you can rest assured that the  Icejax II will provide reliable protection. The Icejax II snow guard requires a flat width of five inches or a five-inch area with a minor rib. This flexibility allows you to install it in different configurations, catering to your unique needs. When installed on its flat face, make sure to cover the entire face with either  adhesive, when gluing it down, or silicone sealant, when screwing it down to the roof. Make sure to apply a thick enough layer to ooze out from the edges slightly. This excess will be used to seal the edges by running a gloved finger around the perimeter. If you are mounting over a minor rib with the ridged face, make sure to fill the gap in the center completely to avoid moisture getting in between the guard and your roof. Any trapped moisture could freeze and expand, which can result in the guard disengaging from the panel.

IceJax 2 Dimensions Holding Snow on Roof

Here at SnoBlox-Snojax, we take pride in using only the highest quality materials. The Icejax II is no exception. It is made from premium UV-stabilized 100% virgin  polycarbonate, ensuring long-lasting performance. Furthermore, the Icejax II is proudly manufactured in the USA, adhering to strict quality standards. We stand behind the quality and reliability of our product, which is why when you install the Icejax II according to the manufacturer's instructions, it carries a lifetime warranty against breakage, showcasing our confidence in the Icejax II's durability. Method of attachment is not covered due to circumstances beyond our control during the installation process.

In conclusion, the Icejax II is a game-changer in the industry. Its reversible design, dual struts, exceptional strength, versatility, and premium quality make it an excellent choice for any roofing project. Whether you need a snow guard for residential or commercial projects, the Icejax II has you covered. Next time you are in need of a polycarbonate guard, look no further than the Icejax II. If you have any questions, would like to place an order, or are looking for a quote, you can visit our  Spacing Guidelines Page, send us an email to support@snojax.com or give us a call at 1-800-766-5291.