Model #SGAR-STR Gough 24 ounce copper snow guard with hooked strap to install over the top of the slate. The strap is 15 inches long with a one inch fold at the top. 3.25 inches wide at the base, stands 1 3/8 inches up off the roof at the base. 14 inch "reach."
If you have a random width slate and are concerned about an even, consistent, aesthetic pattern of the snow guards, the hooked strap will allow you to select your horizontal position of the snow guard from left to right without being limited to the position of the copper nail of the slate.
14 inch reach if you're using it as a retrofit snowguard, 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 loose, or 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: Traditionally, in the Midwest for over 60 years, SnoGuards have been installed 30 inches to 36 inches on center in each row with 3 staggered rows beginning above the outside wall at the eave. In the northeast, snowguards 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 feet and with roof pitches greater than 6:12. Increased snow load in some states require additional Snow Guards per square farther up the roof.