Back in the 1970s, metal roofing first made its debut as an option for commercial and residential homes. The first winter after the first installation, every new roof dumped a load of ice and snow on unsuspecting pedestrians. There was an immediate need for snow guards. SnoBlox-SnoJax went into business manufacturing snow guards for metal roofing and continues to serve satisfied customers across the country to this day.
Today, SnoBlox-SnoJax produces its original clear polycarbonate snow guards. The simple design blends in with the colorful metal roof while slowing the slide of ice and snow. Each guard is fastened to the metal roof using screws or adhesive and can hold back up to four tons of ice and snow. They are shaped like a bookend with a six-inch vertical plate able to catch falling and sliding snow. Once the snow is halted, it has a chance to melt instead of falling in a potentially dangerous heap. The snow guards are installed by a metal roofing company, a different contractor, or the homeowner when following all recommended guidelines. They are an affordable solution to an annual problem, costing under five dollars for each piece.
If ice sheets are more of a problem in a particular area, SnoBlox-SnoJax also offers their Snowbreakers product. The triangular unit works to break up sheets of ice and snow with their angular design. Instead of sharp and even deadly amounts of ice racing down the roof, the Snowbreakers crack and shatter the sheets. A pedestrian may only experience a quick shower of ice and snow. When used in combination with the Snoblox snow guards, the property owner sees a significant reduction in dangerous sheets landing in walkways, parking lots, and on people.
Some property owners demanded yet another option to the Snoblox and Snowbreakers systems which attach to the flat areas between the ribs of a metal roof. In 2016, the company bought Action Manufacturing LLC and their line of Colorbar and Snobar products. A Snobar comes in six-foot-wide sections and can clamp onto standing seam metal roofs. They offer a faster installation compared to the Snoblox system and can be ordered in a matching powder coat color for a near-invisible appearance. These units can hold back over a foot of snow while allowing melting ice and snow to continue to slowly and safely drip off the roof. Now customers, clients, and homeowners can walk out from under their metal roof without fearing the next mini avalanche.
Interested commercial and residential contractors and property owners can order the complete range of SnoBlox-SnoJax products directly from their website at snoblox-snojax.com or through a local authorized distributor and reseller. Customers can also contact them through their Facebook and Instagram pages.
SnoBlox-SnoJax remains committed to producing quality systems that work with and support current metal roofing technologies and installation procedures. Their line of products has changed in manufacture and material since its inception, improving durability and function without becoming exorbitantly expensive. The company was first formed by Jack McMullen and is still run by his son, the current CEO and President, Brion P. McMullen.
SnoBlox-SnoJax has been producing quality aftermarket snow guards for metal roofing since 1976. Their products are still Made in America, come with a lifetime no-fine-print warranty, and continue to evolve with the changing market and materials in the metal roofing industry. Their products are available wholesale to certified roofing installers and individual homeowners and contractors.