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2019 Buyers’ Guide : Snow & Rain Management

Supplies and Solutions

by Nikki June

Dynamic Fastener

Dynamic Fastener’s Dyna-Guard snow retention system is designed to be used on virtually any style metal roof. Dyna-Guard is an 8-foot long extruded aluminum rail with a T-shape profile. Dyna-Guard is installed by attaching non-ferrous clamps or mounts to a metal roof and bolting or screwing the system to clamps or mounts. Eight Dyna-Clamps with round-point stainless steel set screws and Sno-Dams are also offered. Sno-Dams attach to the back of Dyna-Guard and inhibit snow and ice from sliding underneath. Dyna-Clips are available as a Dyna-Guard to Dyna-Clamp connection device when using unpunched Dyna-Guard. A 2-inch wide painted strip of metal from the same material as the roof is inserted in the Dyna-Guard for aesthetics.

Midwest Enterprises

Hydroclean® High Capacity gutter guards are engineered for heavy rain volume areas where the perforated surfaces work hard to channel away excess rainwater. Best on long runs of standard shingles, very steep roofs, and metal roofs, the 5-inch guards have 3 rows of perforations, where guards for 6- and 7-inch gutters have 6 rows – to handle even greater volumes.

AceClamp

The AceClamp Snow Titan is AceClamp’s strongest and easiest snap-together snow-retention system on the market. The cantilever “gripping claw” offers the latest in clamping mechanisms for easy installs with confident gripping power. The triangular rail handles extreme snow loads with confidence. The patented “sliding-pin” design Ace clamps help protect the panel and warranty and come standard with any of  A2 style Snow Titan snow-retention systems.

ST Fastening Systems

ST Fastening Systems offers Snow Trax snow retention guards for exposed fastener roofs and the MRC Snow Trax roof clamp for standing seam roofs. The Snow Trax is 16 gauge 304 stainless steel available in more than 20 powder coated colors. Its adhered rubber gasket eliminates the need for additional sealant. The MRC is extruded aluminum, and a colored rail slides through the clamp grooves to provide maximum protection from snow and ice. 

Raytec Manufacturing

HangTite and HangFast hidden gutter hangers, manufactured by Raytec Manufacturing, are exceptionally strong.  Both have proven records of performance, strength and ease of use in the field. Raytec engineers designed the Hangtite to be strong. Hangfast hangers, with the integrated screw, add speed to the installation without compromising performance.  Both hangers are available in 5-inch and 6-inch sizes, in aluminum, galvanized and copper. 

Levi’s Building Components

Levi’s Snow Defender 4500 answers your snow retention needs with high quality and good looks. Made of 16-gauge 304 stainless steel, it is designed for performance and long life. Using the highest quality powder coating process, the 4500 is available in more than 40 colors, matching most metal roofing manufacturer’s colors. Backed by the product-specific Snow Defender Calculator, to ensure proper placement for best performance, the 4500 is your best choice for snow retention. 


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