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Snow Guards on Metal Roofs2022-09-14T23:50:49+00:00

Snow Guards for Metal Roofing

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Installation of metal roofing snow guards in Edmonton, AB

AMT Roofing – professional snow guards and snow stoppers installers for metal roofs in Edmonton, Alberta. We are a metal roofing company that serves both residential and commercial roofing projects in Edmonton.

If you are constantly confronted with ice embankments and snow on your metal roof and fear that one day it might harm your loved ones or someone else, then you would want to call us at 780-266-4444 immediately. Contact us to discuss an installation of snow guards and snow stoppers on your existing or a new roof in Edmonton and we will show you how committed we are at resolving your problems.

We are your one-stop shop for all your metal roofing needs in Edmonton.

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What is the purpose of snow guards?

A roof is an essential and one of the most important element of any building’s durability and longevity. At AMT Metal Roofing, we know that the quality of a building’s roof is key to the preservation of a buildings structural integrity.

AMT Metal Roofing is proud to offer our commercial roofing clients in Edmonton a wide selection of the best products on the market. We’ve sourced our metal roofing materials such as metal tile systems, standing steam and metal panels for durability, aesthetics, and value.

Our installation teams have skills, knowledge and experience to get the job done right, on time and on budget. We guarantee 100% customer satisfaction.

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What causes rooftop avalanches?

During a snowstorm as snow piles up on the roof, the sunlight is occluded from the roof, and snowpack is retained on the roof by two different bonds. There is a temperature-sensitive frictional bond between the blanket of snow and the roof.

There’s also a cohesive bond up at the ridge. One blanket on either side of the ridge co hearing to each other. And it’s a combination of those two bands that are resisting the drag load or gravity load of the snow, which is trying to slide off the roof. So, there are both frictions involved as well as a cohesive bond.

If the vector forces that drag load exceed the strength of those two bonds, then the avalanche will occur. So, what happens is the next day when the storm is dissipated, and the sun comes out, the sun’s rays shining through the slightly translucent snow warms the roof surface under this snowbank.

When the surface heats up, this temperature-sensitive friction lining is released. This bond is not only released, but the roof is also lubricated with meltwater. The entire drag load now is experienced by the cohesive bond at the ridge, which is too weak, and thus, the avalanche occurs.

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Is this a particular concern on metal roofs?

Well, metal roofing is a good choice in any climate because of its durability and expected service life of more than 50 years. Notably, a characteristic of the metal is that it has a low coefficient of friction. So, in simple terms, it’s a slippery slope, and due to this, snow and ice are prone to sliding off unexpectedly. While this may seem to many people to be a desirable thing, it can also be a nuisance and even a danger.

Snow guards must be installed on a metal roof to prevent snow avalanches and sudden snow falls.

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How do snow guards work on a metal roof?

When snow guards are installed on an inclined metal roof, they serve as anchors and prevent snow sheets from skidding off the roof. In addition, snow guards not only help to evenly distribute the weight of ice and snow on the roof but also assist in preventing possible damage or accidents that may result from the sudden fall of the snow sheets.

If you are looking for durable and affordable snow guards for metal roofs in Edmonton, we offer our custom made galvanized steel and pre-painted steel, both of which are available in standard thicknesses of 24, 26 inches, and many other sizes.

Reading our blog post about advantages of hiring a professional metal roofing installers in Edmonton will definitely help you to make a decision to install snow stoppers yourself or hire professionals.

Why Metal Roofing?

At AMT Metal Roofing we use only the highest quality materials to build commercial and industrial roofs. Our metal roofing systems are engineered to withstand the toughest degrees of stress, all while helping you save money and contributing to keeping our planet green. Metal roofing is the best solution for any commercial or industrial roofing project.

Lifetime warranty2022-07-26T00:59:56+00:00

Our products aren’t just expected to last a lifetime; they’re guaranteed to. We back our work and products with a 50 year, fully transferable warranty. That means your new roof won’t need to be replaced while you’re still living in your home. It’s truly an investment that will last a lifetime.


From style, to colour, to finish, you will always end up with an elegant roof you love when you choose metal roofing. The difference is more than noticeable – it’s incredible! We have plenty of appealing options to choose from, and even some one-of-a-kind styles. In a free consultation, we’ll help you choose the perfect product to complement your home or commercial building.

Hail and fire resistant2022-07-26T00:59:02+00:00

When events that are out of your control hit your home or building, it’s stressful. Luckily, metal roofing is a solution for this stress. A hail storm that would have destroyed your shingle roof won’t even dent up your metal tiles, and fire resistant metal means you’re less likely to lose your home if your neighbour’s house goes up in flames.

Maintenance free2022-07-26T00:58:03+00:00

Maintaining a shingle roof can be exhausting. You don’t want to invest your time in the fix-ups and maintenance, but you have no choice. And if you don’t take the time, you’ll have to spend more money on replacement in a few years. All of these worries are completely removed with a metal roof. You’ll never have to break out the ladder and climb up to your roof again!

Adds value to your home or building2022-07-26T01:00:50+00:00

People pay more for quality and reliability. The same is true when you add a metal roof to your house. Plus, AMT Metal Roofing warranties are fully transferable. That means when you sell your home or building, the roofing warranty transfers to the new owner. Buyers will feel more comfortable making a purchase decision when they know their investment is protected from the top, down.

Reduces your insurance rates2022-07-26T01:00:42+00:00

Insurance companies base their premiums on risk factors. Metal roofing lowers the risk to your home or building, which in turn lowers your insurance premiums. Always be sure to update your insurance company once the AMT Metal Roofing team has completed your new roof so you can enjoy great savings on your insurance for decades to come.

Environmentally friendly2022-07-26T01:00:28+00:00

AMT Metal Roofing’s products are environmentally friendly and sustainable. You won’t get shingles blowing away to become garbage in your yard and community, and you won’t have to head to the landfill with your old shingles. Our metal roofing is completely recyclable, and is made using recycled metal. We’re committed to making a positive impact on our world and helping our clients reduce their carbon footprints.

Insulates better2022-07-26T01:00:22+00:00

While asphalt shingles draw in and store heat and cold, metal tiles expel heat and cold quickly. This means a more even temperature inside all year round, even in Alberta’s rapidly shifting weather. Of course, better insulation also means more money saved on heating and air conditioning! You’ll feel a big difference in your utility bills each month.

No more mold2022-07-26T01:00:16+00:00

Mold is caused by water, and thanks to a watertight seal in your metal tiles, there won’t be water collecting under your roof. Plus, a ventilated air space between your roof and ceiling mean any moisture can evaporate easily. This means you won’t have to worry about mold breaking down your roof and ruining your home. Breathe easier and safer under a roof that won’t endanger your family or pets, and won’t cause damage.

Improve the integrity and efficiency of your building with a new metal roofing system from AMT Metal Roofing. Contact our team of experts today for a complimentary consultation and estimate for your roofing project.

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