Continuing Education Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Continuing education on snow guards is vital because it helps roofing contractors understand the role of snow guards in preventing dangerous snow and ice slides from roofs. It ensures you have up-to-date knowledge on the best practices for installing, maintaining, and selecting the right snow guards for various roof types, ultimately enhancing roof safety and longevity.
Todays’ modern metal roof panel coatings are designed to be low friction in order to self-clean. However, when snow and ice accumulate on the roof, their rapid release causes countless personal injuries, millions of dollars in property damage, liability claims, and business disruptions worldwide. This course provides an overview of snow retention systems that protect against these dangers. Information about component of both pad and bar styles, features, installation, and layout are presented.
At the end of this program, participants will be able to:
• Restate the dangers to people and property from snow and ice on roofs
• Describe pad-style snow guards and their features, including strength, shape, and attachment methods
• Explain the common installation and layout mistakes in snow guard applications that can result in danger
• Discuss snow guard layout theory and the most important topics to consider when designing a snow guard system.
Snow guards can protect your clients' properties from snow and ice related damage and/or injuries, thus reducing potential liability. By staying informed about the latest snow guard technologies and installation methods, you can offer comprehensive roofing solutions, attract more clients, and differentiate your business in the market. There can also be financial benefits. Property owners in areas with winter precipitation are often willing to invest in a snow retention system to protect their roofs and prevent costly damage. By offering this service, you can increase your project scope and generate additional revenue for your business.
The frequency of continuing education can vary, but it's advisable to stay updated on snow guard best practices at least annually. Updates to snow retention systems and materials make ongoing education important for ensuring you are using the most effective solutions. This market is constantly evolving with new products and methods. You don’t want to be left behind.