It cant be often that bad weather and health and safety combine to give a building product a major sales boost. That was the case this winter however as pitched roofing specialist Klober found that demand for its Trapac Snow Guard soared. Snow Guard prevents heavy snow slippage from pitched roofs, allowing it to pass gradually through a rigid steel grid as melting takes place. Andrew Borthwick of Badenoch Roofing commented, We have fitted a good many Snow Guards over the past two winters, as our only other option would have been to use lengths of heavy 6 x 2 timber. Snow Guard is far lighter, easier to fit and more practical. Its support brackets are simply positioned over the batten and tile, a course or two up from the eaves. Connectors are supplied to join each section together.
With the greater span and height of roofs on schools and other municipal buildings Snow Guard can also provide valuable added protection all year round against dislodged tiles and slates. It can be used with profiled or flat interlocking tiles and slates, and needs no additional support battens. Sold in 3-metre lengths, the powder-coated, galvanised steel grids are available in black, tile red and brown.
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