Gough SGAR-STR Snow Guards
Gough Model #SGAR-STR 24 oz. copper snow guard with hooked strap installs over the top of the slate. The strap is 15" long with a one-inch fold at the top. 3.25" wide at the base, stands 1 3/8" off the roof at the base. 14" reach (see image).
For random width slate and an even, consistent, aesthetic pattern of snow guards, the hooked strap will allow you to select the horizontal position of the snow guard from left to right without being limited to the position of the copper nail of the slate.
This snow guard has a 14" reach if you're using it as a retrofit snow guard, but you would have to be able to slide it under slates that are already nailed in to be able to use it as a retrofit, which may be difficult unless the slates are loosened.
This product is also available in custom lengths. Call us at 814-786-9085 for custom orders.
FOR RAFTER LENGTHS UP TO 16 FEET: In the Midwest, snow guards are installed 30" to 36" on center in each row with 3 staggered rows beginning above the outside wall at the eave. In the northeast, snow guards are typically installed at every other slate horizontally, and staggered at every horizontal slate course or every other horizontal slate course vertically, with 3 horizontal rows minimum.
FOR RAFTER LENGTHS OVER 16 FEET: The number of rows is increased with rafter lengths over 16 ft. and with roof pitches greater than 6:12. Increased snow load in some states require additional snow guards per square farther up the roof.