Do you need snow guards on shingle roofs? Let’s find it out. In short, the answer is YES – snow guards are a must with a shingle roofs as with any other pitched roof.
In spring, during winter thaw, and even in frost, the large snow mass can begin avalanching. It is dangerous for people and animals walking along the facade, for gardening equipment, parked cars and plants wintering under the eaves. There is a risk of damage to the roof frame and its cover, while gutters and pipes can be destroyed by sliding ice mass.