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SnoBar/ColorBar/ColorRail The Ultimate In Snow Retention

It is officially October. It feels like you were just lounging by the pool a week ago and now the chill in the air has snuck up on you and panic sets in. In your state of summer delight, you forgot to order and install snow guards for the winter. Jack Frost snickers at your revelation from a nearby tree limb that is now covered in leaves that are no longer green, but shades of orange, gold, and brown. Is it too late?…..Will you be able to protect your home from the snow and ice that are looming ever closer?….Will Rocky and Bullwinkle ever finally end Boris and Natasha’s crime spree? Stay tuned!

Ok, but seriously, take a deep breath and pull up a seat. It is not too late for your home, but the time for action is now! Your solution is here! Let me introduce you to SnoBar, ColorBar, and ColorRail. First patented in 1992, these bar systems are the perfect solution for customers in many different climate zones and with many different roofing types. large_26_snobarcolorbracket (2)Whether you have a Standing Seam Metal Roof, Corrugated Panel, Membrane Roof, or Shingled Roof, there is an installation method available to you. You also have some options, so pay attention.


Powder-Coated SnoBar

Snobar is available in 2 different finishes.

  1. Mill Finish – Silver Galvanized silver bar and non-corrosive components.
  2. Powder-Coated – Same non-corrosive components with a professionally applied powder-coat finish for precise color matching.

Mill Finish ColorBar w/ColorStrip

Colorbar is available in 3 different finishes.

  1. Mill Finish – Bright silver, non-corrosive aluminum bar and non-corrosive components.
  2. Mill Finish w/ColorStrip – Our ColorBar accepts a 2” strip of color matched coil for an easy and cost effective colored system.
  3. Powder-Coated aka ColorRail – Same non-corrosive components with a professionally applied powder-coat finish for precise color matching.

Regardless of which system you decide to go with, your first step (after you finish that pumpkin ale) is to visit our website www.SnoBarColorBar.com for more information on our bar systems and the benefits of each system. You can find technical data about the different systems and also results from our third party laboratory testing. Browse the many options we have and then fill out a quote request form. Once one of our technicians receives your information, we will be able to evaluate your project for the right amount of rows necessary to distribute the weight evenly on your roof. Following this recommended layout will qualify you for a lifetime warranty for your system’s parts, performance, and finish. We can then provide a price quote for your project within approximately 24 hours.

Our bar systems are incredibly strong and install fast anytime of the year! Once you place the order, your order will ship to you within 1-2 weeks for a mill system and 3-4 weeks for a powder-coated system. Snoblox-Snojax had been providing the United States and Canada with the best Snow Guards in the industry and our bar systems are consistently the Ultimate In Snow Retention.

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SnowCatcher ATI Test Results

The SnowCatchers are  field proven snow guards made of 16g 304 stainless steel.  They are attached with 2 horizontally placed screws and provide tremendous holding strength and superior corrosion resistance.  This product may be ordered in mill finish or powder coated to match your roof panels.  As with all SnoBlox-SnoJax products, it is made in America, by American workers, using American materials!

The forward mounted face is 4” wide and was recently tested from 3,900lbs to up to 4,366lbs at ATI testing labs in York, PA.  The only failure observed was the method of attachment.  The SnowCatchers come with 1/16″ thick adhesive backed V742 CCF PVC foam sealer base pad.

This photo shows the Fleur De Lis being tested to 4,128 lbs before the screws failed   

SnowCatcher Test
The Maple Leaf Decorative SnowCatcher after being subjected to over 4,300lbs without failing.  Once again, the guard was proven to be stronger than the attachment method.
SnowCatcher Test

This final image shows all five SnowCatcher test panels after testing the snow guards.  The test results speak for themselves!  Incredible strength and zero failures!
SnowCatcher Panels

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