Everything You Need to Know About Snowbirds
I noticed we don’t have any information about snowbirds on our website. Since we just had about 16″ of snow this seams to be a relevant topic. Why do we need snowbirds? After it snows 6″ or more metal roofs will generally release the snow in a sheet of ice on the first sunny day and anything under this avalanche is in jeopardy.
If there were more snow it generally slides off in one huge mass. There are two styles of snowbirds pictured below.
Both the red and green snowbirds are powder coated the color of the roof metal. Painted snowbirds only take a few snows before the freezing action of the snow pulls all of the paint off. The snowbird on the right is made of bronze and used on copper roofs. All these snowbirds are attached with two set screws on the standing seam metal roof so as to not penetrate or mar the metal or paint. Please let us know of any questions you have at AlphaRain.com or call us. (540) 222-1642
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