Metal Roof Snow Stops for Pole Barns


  1. Brad Cizek

    I have a south facing aspect on a pole barn in Francis Utah. When it rains all the water collects right where all the horses come out of the stalls and creates a huge pool and very muddy mess. I researched installing a french drain but I know the fabric wrapping the drian will eventually clog. I used to be a roofing contractor and I think the only solution is gutter, some snow guards, and 220 heat tape. My concern is will the guards retain to much snow that the load on the barn is to much.

    1. Beehive Buildings

      Hi Brad,

      That is definitely a valid concern. You should always be careful to not exceed what your roof is engineered for or else you might find your building collapses. If you have the engineered plans for your building, you should be able to find the roof snow load on there. Otherwise, I recommend reaching out to the engineer to find out before adding guards. Safety is important.

      Good luck!

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