About Snow Guards & Talon Bar

Protect your family and pets from falling snow and ice with Snow Guards and Talon Bar.

What are Snow Guards?

Snow Guards from McCarthy Metal Roofing are installed above high traffic areas like doorways to protect family and pets from falling snow and ice. This is accomplished by breaking up large sheets of snow during a thaw so that the snow comes off your roof safely.

In summary, Snow Guards are:

  • Are installed over doorways
  • Break up large sheets of snow
  • Allow snow to come off your roof

What is Talon Bar?

You may want to hold snow on your roof in some areas. In this case, a retainer system like Talon Bar should be used. Note: You should only hold snow on your roof where necessary and where you are confident an ice dam will not form.