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 and area.


Our experts are happy to provide you with a free quote and consultation. Plus, we’ll show you exactly how much you can save on insurance, utility bills, and replacement costs with a gorgeous metal roof from AMT Metal Roofing.

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    What Is the Purpose of Snow Guards?

    The main purpose of any snow retention or snow guard system is to retain snow packs on the roof so that it can evacuate the roof slowly and predictably through fine evaporation rather than suddenly and unpredictably in avalanche fashion.

    Sudden snow pack falls sometimes can prove to be quite damaging and dangerous to both properties and individuals standing under or near it.

    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.

    Snow pile on a metal roof
    Snow on a metal roof

    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.

    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.

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      AMT Roofing Reviews

      I highly recommend AMT. Tony was extremely fast in responding to my initial questions, coming out to do an estimate (and we live out of town) and the work started exactly when he said it would. The roofers were super friendly, hard working, and efficient and they finished the job faster than was originally estimated. The finished product is exactly what we hoped for and they left our property spotless when they left. You will not be disappointed hiring Tony and his team.
      Leah H
      18:55 05 May 22
      Excellent service and communication. Tony and his team were amazing from start to finish. Turn around time was very quick too. We had three structures to do and they finished them all in five days. My husband and I are extremely happy with the finished result. We highly recommend this company.
      Alison Pickard
      20:34 25 Mar 22
      We had a metal roof installed spring 2022 and were so happy with the process. The team was on time and professional. The owner is very responsive and flexible. Great company.
      Lisa McKee
      17:07 25 Mar 22
      Great bunch of people who are doing a great job. It's been almost 3 years, and my roof still looks great
      Rick Batty
      22:53 22 Mar 22
      We build saunas and log houses,Amt has provided us with fantastic materials, European quality and hard to get hands on. Very reliable and honest!
      relevo saunas
      03:10 12 Sep 21
      After carefully evaluating different options , we selected ATM to install a new metal roof and replaced the older cedar roof. We couldn't be happier with choice. Our new roof looks great in style and our house looks more beautiful. Tony, the manager is very knowledgeable and responsive to answer all of our questions. The installation went smoothly and ahead of the schedule. The entire installation team showed very high level of experience and great professionalism. They were very polite, organized and cleaned up thoroughly each day and after the final project. We are very happy with AMT's work and would recommend to anyone who need a durable and beautiful new roof !
      Jacqueline Shan
      22:43 14 Jul 21
      I am very please with the installation of my new metal roof. The guys were very polite and professional. I never had a company that cleaned so very well after each day they were here. Thank you so much to every guys that were here to work.
      Denyse Prieur
      22:11 12 Jun 21
      I was tired of dealing with shingles blowing off so I had made my mind up to go with metal. I contacted several roofing companies for estimates to repair my roof after wind damaged my asphalt roofing. We chose AMT because we liked their product and they were cost competitive. Metal roofing is not cheap but it is a long.... term solution. We will never have to re-roof or repair our roof for as long as we live. Tony was very professional and provided a clear estimate and explained the process well. The crew was respectful and cleaned up well after the project. I am very pleased. Thanks Tony and the whole gang. Well done
      Reginald Bruce
      14:46 20 May 21
      Great management. I got to speak with them and they were able to answer every question I had, and didn't have. Incredibly knowledgeable about their craft.
      Robert McInnis
      00:48 05 Apr 21
      Tony Brodeskur was such a great help educating us on our new metal roofing, the quality of AMT installers and the product, prices and warranty. From date of deposit to the date of install was incredibly fast. The AMT installers were extremely efficient, professional, courteous and organized. After completion, the crew cleaned up our yard, just like they were never there except I now have an amazing looking, high quality roof. I would refer AMT to anyone if they need a roof. Thank you Tony and the whole crew for your services.
      Woodrat pederson
      23:37 17 Mar 21
      Just got a new AMT metal roof installed on our house and couldn't be happier. Roof looks great the crew that did it worked quickly and professionally. Tony was super quick with the quote and great at keeping us informed and up to date on the schedule.
      Aaron Rhodes
      00:40 07 Feb 21
      AMT Roofing is highly professional and reliable company to deal with. The whole project went smoothly and I couldn't be happier with the end result. I would highly recommend this company for anyone looking for a metal roof.
      Nick Ambrose
      18:06 19 Jan 21
      Excellent and very professional service from both Tony the Manager and his installer.Would totally recommend this Company.
      John Bradsell
      13:06 21 Sep 20
      Great company to deal with. The whole project went very smoothly. The crew were so professional and polite. They worked hard on all the details and the end result was stunning.Highly recommend!!
      john guo
      23:31 12 Sep 20
      Amazing product. Tony was exceptional, taking time to explain the product and to keep in touch. Benjamin and his crew were on time and efficient. This was a huge investment but, well worth it. I never need to worry about my roof again and my small bungalow really stands out in the neighborhood. I would recommend this company and the product to anyone.
      Sue Hanson
      18:06 12 Sep 20
      Very professional and exceeded expectations, very happy with our roof!
      Chris Everitt
      14:43 18 May 20
      Best roofing contractors in Alberta. Guys did excellent work! Thanks.
      Oleksandr Nayavko
      04:48 30 Nov 19
      Provided professional, reliable, friendly service.
      Agnesa Lednicka
      23:51 04 Nov 19
      Very happy with AMT and service they provided. Product consultant took time to explain their product and provided a very competitive price. Installers were professional and neat. Love my new roof.
      Bob Harris
      16:10 23 Oct 19
      Very happy with a job these guys did for me. Everyone was very professional and friendly. Definitely a great company to use if you are thinking of getting a metal roof.
      Damian Firman
      16:30 27 Sep 19
      I own a 1950's home with an old style metal roof. It was a challenge to find a company that could/would install snow breakers in the Edmonton area. After getting a couple of quotes, I went with AMT and am thrilled with the service from start to finish. I spoke with Vlad early on a Monday morning, he did a site visit later that morning and then I received an electronic quote later that same day. The job was completed by Wednesday afternoon of that same week. Great work/service in an incredibly short period of time. I highly recommend AMT Roofing.
      Darryl Sutherland
      17:54 30 Aug 19
      AMR wasn't the cheapest company that I got quotes from, but I'm glad I trusted them for this project. Spend the extra money if you have to, you'll thank me.They spent 11 days at my house making it perfect and clearly went above and beyond on several items that were out of scope that they could have billed me for but just did it anyway. I couldn't be more pleased.Tony, the project manager/ estimator was super personable, extremely responsive and put me at ease with every concern I had.
      Jonathan Sturgeon
      01:16 23 Aug 19
      After getting several quotes for metal roofs I decided to go with AMT. These guys were impressive from the day they provided an estimate till the post-installation final inspection. Very reasonable pricing and superior product quality.
      Peter F
      21:53 08 Aug 19
      These guys really deserve the 5 Star rating. The work is top notch, everyone I have dealt with has been extremely professional, and they are very honest with their pricing. Tony the sales guy was great to deal with answered all our questions and even got our eves-troughs done at the same time. I can't remember the name of the foreman that came to do the work but the entire crew was very well run. They cleaned up after themselves so well that if they didn't leaves signs and a new roof you wouldn't have even known they were there.
      Justin House
      17:48 28 Jun 19
      I am very glad that I chose AMT for my roofing contractor. Very professional guys that made whole process easy and painless.
      Jason Worowski
      19:00 13 Jun 19

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      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.

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