MSRP:Was:Now: $217.00 - $244.50
A patented external purlin system, WindBar is mounted using our patented WindStopper foot and stainless steel, non-penetrating seam clamps. Once in place, a square bar spanning multiple clamps is used to secure the Windstopper over the center of the panel. The Windstopper foot holds down the panel's center, limiting lift brought on by adverse wind pressure.
Yes, the WindBar is designed to be adaptable to various standing seam roof profiles and materials, ensuring compatibility with most standard roof configurations. In most cases, the standard stainless steel SnoBar clamp can be used for mounting, however the RoofClamp can also be utilized for bulb and T-Seam metal roof panels.
The installation of WindBar is a fairly straightforward process. Full-color instructions are included with our systems. However, unless you have prior expertise climbing on steel roofs, we advise choosing a skilled local licensed general contractor or metal roofing contractor. Since we are the manufacturer, we neither install snow guards nor suggest any particular contractors. If you choose to do the work yourself, it may be advisable to spend money on shoes designed expressly for walking on roofs, such as those offered by Cougar Paw at www.cougarpaws.com. The RidgePro Roof Ridge Anchor is another fantastic device to utilize when mounting snow guards. IceBlox Inc. d.b.a. SnoBlox- Snojax does not assume liability for the installation process or recommendations of its products.
Yes, WindBar is designed to help your building meet the ASCE 7-98 wind code guidelines. Engineered to increase a metal roof's wind uplift performance by up to 300%., WindBar is the industry's only system that prevents seam disengagement while also preventing pillowing of the panels. Metal roof damage can now easily be avoided with the use of the WindBar system.
The WindBar system will typically have more rows than even the most robust snow retention design. It can therefore function both ways. The fact that WindBar is trusted on multiple Antarctic research sites is one of our proudest demonstrations of its efficiency for the two purposes. With gusts up to 200 mph, Antarctica has the highest sustained wind speeds of any continent.