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Metal Snow Guards

Metal snow guards are roofing accessories made from metal materials that are installed on roofs to prevent snow and ice from sliding off in large, dangerous chunks. These types of guard’s help distribute the snow load evenly across the roof, reducing the risk of avalanches, ice dams, and potential damage to property and people below.

Metal Snow Guards Info

Metal Snow Guards Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Only install snow guards made of polycarbonate with adhesive. Our preferred glue, Surebond SB-190, etches itself into the material for the best possible hold. We never advise using adhesive to install metal pad-style snow guards. We offer a selection of metal snow guards that mount using clamps for standing seam panels or mechanical fasteners for screw-down panels.

The galvanized SnoBar, aluminum ColorBar, stainless steel SnowCatchers, and aluminum SnoCleats are all available in powder-coated finishes by special request. Customers desiring a color-matched system must provide a physical sample. After finding an appropriate color match, we will provide a custom quote. This process typically takes 1-2 business days. Production lead times for powder-coated orders generally range from 3 to 4 weeks. We do not keep color-matched snow guards in stock. Customers looking for a quicker or more affordable solution can purchase these products with a mill finish and either paint them or have them coated locally. The ColorBar also features a face that accepts a 2"-wide strip of flat metal roofing as an additional color-matching option.

NO! The primary function of any snow guard or rail system is to retain snow. Never use snow rails or snow guards as steps or tie-off points for fall protection. If you're searching for a quick and dependable fall prevention option, we suggest looking into the RidgePro.

When installed correctly, a snow rail system shouldn't cause roof leaks. Be sure to pair our foam gaskets with screws that have neoprene washers. Occasionally, some customers use neutral curing, cold-weather silicone to outline the mounting bracket's perimeter. But you are not required to complete this step.

When mounted on a standing seam roof, the SnoCleat RC and RCT snow guards, as well as the SnoBar and Colorbar rail systems, all come with cupped tip stainless steel set screws. These guards are held in place by a posi-lock attachment made possible by these set screws. This tried-and-true set screw design provides superior strength without panel penetration. Unlike the competition, which requires up to 150 in-lbs of torque, our cupped tip set screws only require 90 in-lbs (not foot-pounds) of torque.


  • Fast Shipping Times Fast Shipping Times
    “In Stock” orders processed Mon–Fri same or next day, except for holidays. See Transit Times.
  •  Made in America Made in America
    All of our snow guard and snow retention products are made right here in America.
  • Lifetime Warranty Lifetime Warranty
    All of our snow guard and snow retention products come with a life time warranty. See Warranty Policy.
  • Manufacturer  Compatibility Manufacturer Compatibility
    Our database of compatible snow guards for various Roof Panel Manufacturers and their panels.