Roof Snow Guards

Heavy, compact, or wet snow can pose a serious threat to gutters. The weight of snow, ice, and slush can be significant putting a lot of pressure on gutters. The weight can cause gutters to sag, bend, or break completely. Also after storms, large amounts of snow can slide off a roof and severely damage the gutters.

Protect Your Property

Roof snow guards, which may also be called snow stops, prevent mass quantities of snow and ice from avalanching off the roof. In addition to gutter damage, avalanching snow off roofs can cause significant damage to property and injuries to people.


Most homes in the U.S. are built with shingles. Roof snow guards are typically installed in the shingles and form a barrier to prevent snow from sliding off the roof and into the gutters and below. Depending on the style, they are usually installed in a pattern of several rows beginning a few inches of the gutter.

The pattern of guards allows the snow and ice to have difference stoppage points. These guards form a barrier that prevents the snow from sliding off in one fell swoop. They allow the snow to melt completely before falling off the roof.

A Variety of Styles, Colors and Materials

Roof snow guards come in a variety of styles and colors to fit your home. There are pad– style, pipe–:style, and solid–style snow guards. Colors may include bronze, silver, and copper. Guards can also be customized.

Snow in Burien, Washington

Snow guards are built to be weather–resistant and withstand extreme temperatures. The materials used in their construction may include aluminum, stainless steel, brass, and plastic. Homeowners can choose from a variety of different makes and models.

Installation Options

While self–installation is an option, having professional installation of snow guards typically by roofing contractors can make a lot of sense. In this way, your guards will get the best fit and optimal durability.

Snow guards are a practical, cost–effective way to effect gutters, landscaping, structure, vehicles, and people from falling snow and ice. They are a wise decision if you live in an area that receives a lot of snow, which includes many regions such as New England, the Great Lakes, and the Mountain West. Large cities such as Boston, Chicago, Minneapolis, Detroit, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Denver, and Salt Lake City all receive on average more than three feet of snow per year.

Do Not Wail Until It's Too Late

The last thing you want is to have damage to your vehicles or other property, or worse yet to a family member because your roof was not property equipped to handle falling snow.

Do not wait until the snow has already started falling to purchase roof snow guards. Check out the products from our sponsors and find your best solution.