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Old September 24th, 2013, 09:15 AM   #1
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Default Snow Stops for metal roof, what works for you?

I need to put snow stops on the roof of the barn this year before the barn. Last year, we'd have large snow slides that make a huge mess and are a safety hazard.

Anyone have experience with putting them up? Did you do one stop in each 'groove' of the roof?

I believe my roofing as called R-panel. Ribs are 9" on center, and the roof is through-fastened (not standing seam). So I am planning to use screws to attach the stops to the roof. I have not heard anything good about peel and stick adhesives, and I don't think we have enough doors above 50* for the good adhesive to work.

Roof is 4/12 pitch, probably about 18-19 feet from peak to edge.
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http://snoblox-snojax.com/ my work uses something like the clear plastic ones.
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Old September 24th, 2013, 02:20 PM   #3
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Interested in this for my house but I have standing seam

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Dynamic Fastener has quite a few options, they are a supplier for metal building hardware.

http://www.dynamicfastener.com/
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On a 4/3 rib sheet laid out with the left side of the sheet covering the right side of the previous sheet(guessing you have 4) you want to place them in the 2nd rib from the rib covering the previous sheet.
Blue=High rib with highest screw in it
Red=Snow stopper
White=Nothing
Green=Covered rib
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This prevents snow and ice pushing the next sheet covering the 4th rib up between the screws and causing water to leak onto the insulation.


Be smart about it and use some scaffolding or something along those lines under where your working in case you slip.
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One more thing don't use those crappy plastic ones. They will look like hell after a few years. If you roof is exposed add some style to it by cutting out some steel and making your own small lightweight stoppers.
Some 3/16 metal cut out, bent, then power-coated to match the roof makes it look like they belong there.
Or you can go contrasting colors with a small design or phrase like this.

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OK, got these installed this week. Well, I did the front, I still have to go do the back roof.

I figured I would take Cerial's advice, and do the opposite, since that usually works out best. These are from SnoBlox, this is the 'Deuce' model. They are clear, and really disappear into the roof from further back. I don't really care about that one way or the other, but some might. You can see how much they disppear into the first two pics (same pic, just zoomed in a little bit) One every 9", in a staggered row. Installed pretty easy, they are dimpled for drilling, so I predrilled each one, then use a hammer to set the self-drilling screws (monster #14 screws with hex heads) into the steel. The complete bottom is covered in a thick layer of sealant, and it comes up around the screw heads also, which also have a sealing washer. Once I got the rythym down installing them, it went pretty easy. Setting the screws with a hammer helps a lot, and I used an impact driver, compared to a drill. Here's a couple pix.







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I really like your barn
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I really like your barn
x2 can I store some stuff there?
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Sure, you can store any of those wrecked G8 engines you want. But its a bad neighborhood, and I'm pretty sure its gonna get stolen...
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Update: so, we had about five inches of snow up on the roof. After 4 days above freezing including a lot of rain, the stops are working perfectly. Very happy with it all, not a drop has slid off the edge. Normally that whole roof would have slid down the first day it was above freezing. You can see how much has melted, that is clear roof now at the peak. But none of that has slid past the stops. So, happy customer here....

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