Your Top Metal Building Accessories Manufacturer and Distributor Talks about Snow Retention Systems
Winter is around the corner and in many parts of the country, there has already been snow. As a commercial building owner, it is within your responsibility to install a snow retention system to protect your employees and customers from various issues that come with the season. From snow avalanches to gutter damage, personal injuries to water buildup against the foundation – they all can be quite costly. That is why we would like to share with you more information on the snow retention system and its importance to your commercial building.
What is a Snow Retention System?
Did you know that weather events during the period of 2003 to 2012 accounted for property losses of 21.8 billion dollars? Commonly known as a snow guard or snow stop, a snow retention system is designed to help avoid such damages. It holds ice and snow on a metal sloped roof surface until they can melt and fall safely from the roof. Without a proper snow retention system, as the sun comes up and the snow on your roof starts to melt, it can fall off all at once and cause serious damage to people, vehicles, and landscapes that are in its path. Therefore, it is important that every commercial building has a proper snow retention system to prevent serious accidents from happening. Even in the parts of the country that don’t see much snow, snow guards are still highly recommended as they give commercial building owners with peace of mind.
Benefits of S-5!® Snow Retention Systems
S-5!® is the most trusted brand in the industry when it comes to snow guarding. Most of their products are compatible with both standing seam roof and fixed rib type roof panel systems. They also significantly reduce the risk of snow avalanches while preserving the quality and integrity of your metal roofs. Most importantly, snow retention systems protect commercial building owners from potential liability for injuries or property damage. Design Components is proudly an official distributor for S-5!® snow retention systems as we trust the brand and only want to provide what’s best for our customers.
Snow Retention Products
This product Is highly recommended by leading metal building and metal panel manufacturers. It fits about 85% of the standing seam profiles manufactured in North America, which includes most structural and architectural profiles. With a simple design, generous dimensioning, and multiple hole orientations, S-5!® clamps make for a snow retention product for your commercial building. They are so versatile that you can use them with other S-5!® products like ColorGard® and X-Gard™ or other heavy-duty applications.
S-5!® ColorGard color-matches your metal roof and will last throughout the roof lifetime. It is manufactured from mill-finished and aircraft quality aluminum and it comes in 8-foot-long sections. Its anchorage is so sturdy that it will not buckle or break regardless of the amount of snow on your roof. In addition, splices are included with the product for adjacent sections, which facilitate easy installation.
This is the newest snow retention solution from S-5!®. It can be designed as a one- or two-pipe system, which can span up to 48”. X-Gard™ 2.0 has also been proved to be the strongest pipe snow retention system on the market. X-Gard is designed to preserve the coveted aesthetics of the metal roof. Depends on the project needs, X-Gard can be painted, powder-coated, or anodized as chosen by the customer. Just like ColorGard®, this product is versatile enough to be retrofitted to existing metal roofs or integrated into a new construction design.
Design Components – Your Trusted S-5!® Snow Retention Systems Distributer
With over forty years of experience, Design Components, Inc. Is here to supply building accessories that enhance the value, safety, and structural integrity of your commercial building. As winter is approaching, we strongly advise you to install and update your snow retention system to protect your employees and customers from unwanted injuries due to the buildup of snow on your metal roof.
Make a call to Design Components part of your snow plan, and we will help protect your occupants with clamps and snow retention systems that meet the highest standards of quality, safety, and versatility. Contact us or give us a call at (800) 868-9910 to learn more.