In order to properly take into account loading on the Snow Retention System some basic information is needed.
It is misunderstood that putting a line of guards down the roof edge solves all my problems.
The issue that is not known is the fact snow loads vary from region to region, spacing of brackets etc come into play.
Snow along the row of guards adds loading to each connection point and if not designed or overlooked could exceed the load of what the bracket can hold and that a major problem.
Looking at this picture the system is a 3 bar system (2 bar system is more then what is required) and appears should have worked, but based on o the snow loads, eve to ridge the system was overloaded and failed. In most cases another row is required to reduce the loading on the next system.
Basic information required is listed below, IF YOU ARE UNSURE OF WHATS REQUIRED PLEASE FILL THIS FORM OUT AND E-MAIL BACK TO US OR GIVE US A CALL.