Sno Gem

Sno Gem Inc. recently introduced the Sno Blockade snow-retention system to provide another permanent and more aesthetically pleasing solution for snow and ice on standing seam metal roofing. Sno Blockade offers a choice between 1- or 2-inch bars, and is available in standard mill-finish aluminum material or painted in either a powder coating or Kynar finish. The product fastens to almost any standing seam metal roofing system, employing the company’s WaveLocktechnology with three points of attachment without penetration in conjunction with the Sno Blockade clamp. The Silver Bullet set screws include a rounded “bullet” tip to maximize strength without compromising the paint finish or the material. To reduce melting snow and ice from sliding underneath the bar of the system, the company offers the Blockade Plate, a recommended accessory installed on the upslope side of the bar. For more information, visit