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Snow Guards For Exposed Fastener Metal Roof Panels by Everlast Roofing
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Snow Guards For Exposed Fastener Metal Roof Panels by Everlast Roofing

Posted by Derek Gamble - SnoBlox-Snojax Specialist on Jul 8th 2024

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See the Snow Guards Compatibility Chart for Everlast Roofing Screw Down Metal Panels.

"What Are the Best Snow Guards for Metal Roofs?"

Winter's fury poses unique challenges for buildings with exposed fastener metal roofs, necessitating innovative solutions to prevent hazardous snow and ice avalanches. This comprehensive guide delves into state-of-the-art snow retention systems, focusing on those compatible with Everlast Roofing's exposed fastener metal roofing products. Our mission is twofold: to equip you with crucial knowledge for selecting the optimal snow guard solution and to contribute to a groundbreaking compatibility database. As part of our ongoing educational blog series, we spotlight industry-leading metal panel manufacturers and our corresponding snow retention systems. By providing this vital information, we aim to empower you to make informed decisions that safeguard your investment and ensure the safety of building occupants, passersby, property, and pets during harsh winter conditions. Implementing an effective snow retention strategy is critical in mitigating the risks of sliding snow and ice. With the proper measures in place, you can significantly enhance the safety of your property and its surroundings, creating a secure environment even in the most severe winter weather. This guide will give you the expertise to tackle these challenges head-on, promoting safer and more resilient structures in snow-prone areas.

Exposed Fastener Metal Roof Panels by Everlast Roofing

Founded in 1996, Everlast Roofing, Inc. has grown from humble beginnings to become a significant player in the metal roofing and siding industry. The company's story began in earnest when Dave Zook launched operations in New Holland, Pennsylvania, in 1997 with just four employees. Initially focusing on metal roofing and siding, Everlast quickly diversified its product line, adding architectural and commercial panels by the turn of the millennium. The early 2000s marked a period of geographical expansion, with new production facilities opening in Bridgeton, Missouri (2003) and Howe, Indiana (2004). This growth trajectory continued unabated, with the company celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2007 and pushing into new markets in Kentucky and Tennessee by 2013. To further broaden its product offerings, Everlast introduced a line of polycarbonate panels, flat sheets, and ridge caps in 2021. Throughout its history, the company has consistently committed to meeting customers' evolving needs across the United States, solidifying its position as a trusted provider of high-quality roofing and siding solutions.

PBR

Everlast Roofing's PBR metal panels are a versatile and robust solution for exterior construction projects. These panels excel in various applications, from industrial and commercial buildings to agricultural structures, as roofing and siding materials. The PBR panels provide exceptional strength, allowing maximum span capabilities while maintaining a weather-tight seal even on low-pitch roofs. Customers can choose from multiple material options, including unpainted Galvalume Plus in 24 and 26-gauge thicknesses and painted 26-gauge galvalume. The painted variants come in various colors, and a unique Synergy™ finish is available for the 26 gauge panels. This diversity in finishes allows for greater aesthetic customization to suit different architectural styles and preferences. Durability is a hallmark of the PBR panels, with warranties covering film integrity for 40 years, color fade and chalk resistance for 30 years, and overall performance for 25 years on acrylic-coated AZ55 panels. Several industry certifications, including UL ratings for uplift resistance, impact strength, and fire safety, further validate the product's resilience. PBR panels feature a 36" coverage width with 12" rib spacing and 1.25" rib height, contributing to their structural integrity and visual appeal. These low-maintenance panels offer a long-lasting solution for builders and property owners seeking a combination of durability, performance, and aesthetic flexibility in their roofing and siding choices. See the Snow Guards Compatibility Chart for Everlast Roofing PBR Screw Down Metal Panels.

Everlast Roofing PBR Roof on Building and Panel Rendering - Image courtesy of https://everlastroofing.com/

Everlast Roofing PBR Profile Line Drawing - Image courtesy of https://everlastroofing.com/

The PBR Panel offers exceptional adaptability for snow guard installation, catering to various preferences and project requirements. This system accommodates numerous snow guards, including the screw-fastened SnoBar and ColorBar rail systems, the SnoCleat PBR, and an assortment of stainless steel SnowCatchers featuring distinctive designs such as the Standard Rectangle, Fleur-de-lis, Sun Burst, Maple Leaf, Mustang, and Kodiak. Most polycarbonate snow guard models are compatible with these panels, allowing for adhesive or screw-down attachment methods. The sole exception is the Snojax I, which requires screw-down installation exclusively. Utilizing the industry-standard Surebond SB-190 adhesive is crucial when opting for polycarbonate models and glue-down installation. However, this particular glue is unsuitable for metal pad-style snow guards. Position smaller snow guards in the panel's center, between the minor ribs, for optimal performance. Specific models, like the Snojax II and Icejax II, require off-center placement, consistently straddling the left or right minor rib or mesa. It's imperative to avoid directly attaching snow guards or rail systems to the panel's high ribs. Instead, secure them through the low, flat sections of the panel into a robust underlying structure, ensuring maximum stability and strength. For a more comprehensive understanding of this crucial aspect, we invite you to check out our blog post, "Mounting Snow Guards on the High Ribs or the Panel Flats: Which is Correct?"

EVERLAST II

Everlast Roofing offers a versatile metal roofing and siding solution called Everlast II®. Everlast designed these panels for functionality and aesthetics, featuring a symmetrical pattern that creates an appealing board and batten appearance. The panels measure 38 inches in width, providing 36 inches of coverage. They feature ribs spaced 9 inches apart, rising approximately 3/4 inch, with two smaller ribs nestled between them. To enhance water resistance, the panels incorporate a deep anti-siphon channel. At the same time, added stiffeners in the major ribs boost overall strength. Customers can choose between 27 and 29-gauge steel options for their Everlast II® panels. These panels perform optimally on roofs with a minimum pitch of 3:12. Crafted from structural steel grade 80, in compliance with ASTM792 standards, the panels boast an impressive minimum yield strength of 95,000 PSI. Everlast II® offers flexibility in terms of length, with custom cuts available up to 40 feet, and comes in various color options. This versatility makes the product suitable for multiple applications, from residential homes to agricultural, industrial, and commercial structures. See the Snow Guards Compatibility Chart for Everlast Roofing EVERLAST II Screw Down Metal Panels.

Everlast Roofing EVERLAST II Roof on Building and Panel Rendering - Image courtesy of https://everlastroofing.com/

Everlast Roofing EVERLAST II Profile Line Drawing - Image courtesy of https://everlastroofing.com/

The EVERLAST II Panel offers a wide range of snow retention options, catering to different installation preferences and material choices. For those who favor polycarbonate solutions, industry professionals typically recommend placing SnoBlox Deuce and SnowBreaker variants in the gaps between minor ribs. Metal-based options are also available, with screw-mounted products like the SnoCleat PBR and six distinct SnowCatcher designs that are particularly well-suited for installation in the panel's central flat area. Additional alternatives include the Snojax I and Icejax I, designed to span the minor ribs between 9" sections. While the Icejax I can be mounted using either adhesive or screws, the Snojax I requires mechanical fastening only. For a more comprehensive snow management approach, pair the EVERLAST II with Tall ColorBrackets and appropriate fasteners to support either aluminum ColorBar PBR or galvanized SnoBar PBR snow rail systems. This integrated solution provides a robust and efficient means of managing snow accumulation, ensuring optimal performance across various weather conditions and environmental factors.

EVERDRAIN

Everlast Roofing offers a distinctive metal roofing solution called Everdrain®, which boasts a unique symmetrical pattern reminiscent of board and batten siding. This visually appealing design enhances the aesthetics of residential properties and provides functional benefits. The panels, crafted from robust steel with an impressive yield strength of 95,000 PSI, measure 38 inches in total width, offering 36 inches of coverage. Each panel features ribs that stand 1/2 inch tall and 6 inches apart, creating a consistent and attractive profile. Everdrain® panels are engineered for easy installation, utilizing an interlocking system that can be secured with either screws or nails, following recommended fastening patterns. This roofing option is particularly well-suited for homeowners seeking a durable, low-maintenance solution contributing to energy efficiency. The pre-painted finish is available in various colors, allowing customization to complement different architectural styles. Everlast Roofing categorizes Everdrain® as a light-gauge residential product. However, their available information does not explicitly state specific gauge options. For precise details on gauge availability, it's advisable to contact Everlast Roofing or their authorized dealers directly. See the Snow Guards Compatibility Chart for Everlast Roofing EVERDRAIN Screw Down Metal Panels.

Everlast Roofing EVERDRAIN Roof on Building and Panel Rendering - Image courtesy of https://everlastroofing.com/

Everlast Roofing EVERDRAIN Profile Line Drawing - Image courtesy of https://everlastroofing.com/

Due to its dense rib spacing, we do not have any product options. Dimensions are not readily available beyond the major rib spacing, though. We estimate the flats on this panel to be 1" wide, and as such, they will not fit any of our current products. Contact Everlast Roofing for more details and information about this panel's dimensions.

TWIN RIB

Everlast Roofing's Twin Rib metal roof panels are popular for agricultural applications, particularly in animal confinement structures. These exposed fastener panels are crafted from 100% recyclable aluminum, offering durability and eco-friendliness. The Twin Rib design features a 3/4-inch rib height and 9" rib spacing and covers 36 inches in width, with panels available in lengths up to 22 feet to accommodate thermal expansion and contraction. One of the standout features of Twin Rib panels is their low maintenance requirements, coupled with impressive longevity. They boast excellent energy efficiency and resist water infiltration, fire, and wind damage, making them a robust solution for various agricultural needs. The panels also contribute to the aesthetic appeal of buildings despite being available only in an unpainted finish. While Twin Rib panels offer numerous advantages, specific information about gauge options is not readily available. For other Everlast Roofing products, gauge options typically range from 27 to 29. Still, it's crucial to verify this information directly with the manufacturer. Potential buyers should contact Everlast Roofing or consult their latest product specifications to get accurate details on available gauge options and other customization possibilities for Twin Rib panels. See the Snow Guards Compatibility Chart for Everlast Roofing Twin Rib Screw Down Metal Panels.

Everlast Roofing TWIN RIB Roof on Building - Image courtesy of https://everlastroofing.com/

Everlast Roofing TWIN RIB Profile Line Drawing - Image courtesy of https://everlastroofing.com/

The TWIN RIB Panel features a unique design with a smaller snow guard compatibility list. There are still several options catering to different installation preferences and material choices. Dimensions for the flats of this panel are not readily available, but we estimate them to be 2" wide. Verify these dimensions with Everlast before ordering your snow guards. For those who favor polycarbonate solutions, we recommend SnoBlox Deuce mounted off-center of the center rib or the Icejax I centered and straddling it. If you want to slow the shedding of snow and ice without retaining it on the roof, then the SnowBreaker and the SnowBreaker 3M variant are for you. Like the Deuce, this guard will need to be mounted off-center. You can install all of these options with a screw-down or glue-down attachment. For a more heavy-duty snow management approach, the TWIN RIB can be paired with Tall ColorBrackets and appropriate fasteners to support either aluminum ColorBar PBR or galvanized SnoBar PBR snow rail systems. These systems provide a robust and efficient means of managing snow accumulation, ensuring optimal performance across various weather conditions and environmental factors.

Everlast Roofing Compatibility Chart for Snow Guards

  PBR Profile Everlast II Profile EverDrain Profile Twin Rib Profile
IceJax I Screw Down YES YES NO YES
IceJax I Glue Down YES YES NO YES
IceJax II Screw Down YES NO NO NO
IceJax II Glue Down YES NO NO NO
SnoBlox Deuce Screw Down YES YES NO YES
SnoBlox Deuce Glue Down YES YES NO YES
SnoBlox Ace Screw Down YES NO NO NO
SnoBlox Ace Glue Down YES NO NO NO
Snojax I Screw Down YES YES NO NO
Snojax II Screw Down YES NO NO NO
Snojax II Glue Down YES NO NO NO
SnowBreaker 3M YES YES NO YES
SnowBreaker Screw Down YES YES NO YES
SnowBreaker Glue Down YES YES NO YES
SnowCatcher YES YES NO NO
Decorative SnowCatcher YES YES NO NO
SnoCleat PBR YES YES NO YES
SnoCleat 2.67 NO NO NO NO
SnoBar PBR YES YES NO YES
ColorBar PBR YES YES NO YES
SnoBar 2.67 NO NO NO NO
ColorBar 2.67 NO NO NO NO

Considerations for Adding Snow Guards to Exposed Fastener Metal Roof Panels by Everlast Roofing

Optimizing Snow Guard Placement

Strategic positioning of snow guards is essential, regardless of your chosen type. It's advisable to seek manufacturer guidance for layout suggestions. We offer free spacing guides and personalized quote request forms for custom plans. Avoid installing snow guards in only isolated areas, which can lead to overloading and potential system failure.

Calculating Roof Snow Load Capacity

Determining your roof's snow load capacity is vital when selecting appropriate snow guards. Meteorological experts utilize long-term data to establish the ground snow load for specific geographic areas. Individual guards or screw-down rails are typically sufficient for regions with 45 PSF or less ground snow loads. However, areas with heavier snowfall require the exclusive use of rail systems. Building plans or municipal authorities can obtain local snow load information online.

Color Matching Snow Guards with Roofing

Consider matching your snow guards to your roof color to achieve a cohesive appearance. Our ColorBar and SnoCleat systems are compatible with color strips that insert into the front faces. In contrast, our individual pad-style metal snow guards and snow rail systems can be powder-coated to match your roof's hue. Powder coating may extend lead times, so those requiring quicker solutions may opt for local coating services or DIY painting upon receipt.

Waterproofing Your Roof

When installing screw-mounted polycarbonate snow guards, proper application of silicone sealant is crucial. Ensure complete coverage of the base and press firmly to eliminate air bubbles. While our metal snow guards come with waterproof gaskets, some installers add sealant around the guards' perimeter for additional protection. However, this step is not mandatory.

Timing Adhesive Snow Guard Installation

For adhesive snow guards, installation timing is critical. In North America, late spring or early summer is generally the best time. Our preferred adhesive, Surebond SB190, requires approximately one month of temperatures above 50°F (10°C) to cure fully. While cold weather won't damage the adhesive, it will pause the curing process until warmer conditions return. After 24 hours, rain typically doesn't pose a problem.

Ensuring Proper Snow Guard Anchoring

Secure anchoring to a solid substrate is essential for mechanically mounted snow guards. Aim for at least one inch of sturdy wood, such as plywood decking or purlins. On metal structures, attach directly to metal purlins when possible. Avoid relying solely on the roof panel for support. If additional support isn't feasible, consider adhesive products if the underlying structure is weak and snow loads are manageable.

Conclusion

SnoBlox-Snojax prioritizes outstanding customer service for snow guard installations. Our expert team can assist with any inquiries throughout your project. For personalized help, reach out via support@snojax.com or 1-800-766-5291. We've also created extensive educational materials to empower you with knowledge and confidence for successful installations. Our detailed Snow Guard Buyer's Guide provides essential information for making well-informed choices. At the same time, our "What Works and Doesn't" page offers practical insights and highlights potential pitfalls. We highly encourage utilizing these resources to understand our snow guard solutions comprehensively. SnoBlox-Snojax takes pride in delivering top-quality products and providing the essential expertise to ensure optimal performance in practical applications.

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