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Snow Guard, Fence and Bar Systems Top Product Offerings at Rocky Mountain Snow Guards, Inc.

RMSG metal roof with snow fencing
February 1, 2024 at 1:00 p.m.

2024 trends in snow retention are identified.

Rocky Mountain Snow Guards, Inc., a leader in snow retention systems, has evaluated its top product offerings going into 2024 and identified interesting trends in snow retention. 

“Our business has moved to 40 percent snow guards, 30 percent snow bars and 30 percent snow fences,” says Lars Walberg, president of Rocky Mountain Snow Guards, Inc. “We’ve discovered that mix has changed over the last few years more toward snow bars and snow fences.

“As metal roofing, especially standing seam metal roofs, has grown in popularity, snow bars and snow fences have matched that growth. These are successful snow retention systems for the slick nature of metal roofs.”

Meeting roofing marketplace needs

Walberg relates that the company’s most effective and economical snow bar product is the S-5!® Colorgard bar. The bar attaches to the roof and the design allows for an optional metal color strip to be slid into the face of the bar to complement the roof color. This system works especially well on metal roofs.

The biggest selling snow fence at Rocky Mountain Snow Guards is the Blizzard II. The clamp-to-seam 2-pipe bracket arrives on the job site fully assembled, making it easy for a contractor to attach the piece to the vertical seams and insert the tubing. These two products have seen especially strong growth during the past several years.

In addition, the best-selling snow guards historically for the company are the Rocky Guard (RG) 16 and RG 10. Both are used with composite roofing shingles like the composite shake and slate tiles manufactured by DaVinci® Roofscapes. Because snow has a tendency to accumulate and then avalanche off the surface of smooth composite roofs, the snow guards help keep the snow on the roofs and let it gently melt off.

Copper sales on the increase

While the majority of sales of snow retention systems for Rocky Mountain Snow Guards are in aluminum and steel products, the company has seen a growth in specialty orders in copper. High-end properties in resort areas are requesting copper snow retention systems to accent their copper roofs or a roof with copper flashings.

“We sold a larger order of copper Yeti snow guards to a retreat in Iceland last year,” says Walberg. “There’s also copper SnowTrappers and a copper Drift III – 3-pipe snow fence on a project in Beaver Creek. These are high-budget projects where the copper accents are perfect for the beautiful copper roofs.”

At Rocky Mountain Snow Guards, the most popular-selling copper snow guard available is the SnowTrapper. The pricing is 20 percent less than similar copper snow guards in the marketplace, making them an attractive option.

“There appears to be a movement toward copper as a roofing accent,” says Walberg. “In many cases a total roof, in high-end projects, will be made of copper. Fortunately, most products we offer have a copper option. This gives homeowners and contractors the opportunity to have snow guard and fence-style systems available for their snow retention needs aluminum, steel or copper.”

Rocky Mountain Snow Guards, Inc. manufactures snow guards and fence-style snow retention systems designed to protect people and property. The company provides free shipping of products to the 48 contiguous United States and offers free layouts and quotes for product placement. For details visit www.rockymountainsnowguards.com or call 1-877-414-7606.

About Rocky Mountain Snow Guards Inc.

RMSG is one of just a small handful of snow retention manufacturers in the U.S. that design and manufacture custom snow retention solutions for every type of roof. With a sole focus on rooftop snow retention, since 2010, RMSG has designed and sold thousands of snow retention systems. Our knowledge of rooftop snow retention continues to grow and that is reflected in the continuous evolution of our extensive product offering. 



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