Yes, ColorGard®, X-Gard™, DualGard™ and SnoFence™ can easily be retrofitted to existing roofs or incorporated onto a new construction design. They can be installed any time of year using power tools that are common to the trade.
Yes, ColorGard, X-Gard, DualGard and SnoFence can easily be retrofitted to existing roofs or incorporated onto a new construction design. They can be installed any time of year using power tools that are common to the trade.
Why not use adhesive-based products?
Today’s metal roof products have premium finishes made from fluorocarbons which are similar in composition to Teflon, the popular non-stick coating for cookware. These paint resins, Hylar® and Kynar® by tradename, are finishes that were never intended for the glue-on type snow guard systems. an adhesive device on a nonstick surface continues to offer high failure rates within a few years of service. In addition, most adhesives are temperature-cure compounds. This limits their application to warm weather only, and the glues can take weeks to fully cure.
Adhesives are chemically-organic compounds. Ozone, temperature extremes and ultraviolet light cause the chemical bonds to degrade over time. This means that an adhesive tested for ultimate load-to-failure in a laboratory when new may show deceptive results as compared with five or ten years of exposure to heat cycling, UV radiation, moisture and ozone.