Floplast New Snow and Tile Guard System
With UK weather conditions becoming increasingly unpredictable, installing Floplast's Snow and Tile Guard insures the property is protected, as well as preventing unnecessary injury from falling tile, snow and debris.
✓ Easy to handle and straightforward to install.
✓ Prevents snow and tile slippage causing severe damage or injury.
✓ Made from Galvanised to ensure long lasting guaranteed.
✓ Protects conservatories from falling roof tiles or falling snow.
✓ Assists in reducing insurance costs or claims caused by Snow or Falling tile damage.
Fixture and Fittings
Picture shown with brackets (sold separately)
‣ Brackets should be fitted at a maximum of 800mm, Floplast recommend three per two metre snowguard. We recommend using our Floplast Snow and Tile Guard Bracket.
‣ To fix we recommend using our 5 x 30mm Multipurpose Screws (Box of 200).
Only Suitable for fascia boards 175mm and over.
Extreme Weather Conditions - Snow Loading
Floplast's rainwater systems are manufactured tested and accredited to BS EN 12200, BS EN 607 and BS EN 1462 the relevant British Standards for rainwater systems within the UK. As part of the kite mark accreditation Floplast’s guttering Fascia brackets are tested by British Standards in accordance with BS EN 1462, Clause 6.2 “Load bearing capacity” and continued to meet the requirements of the clause.
Fact: The loading requirement of the British standard is brackets should be able to hold 75kg of weight at the designated design centres, i.e. One metre apart (or whatever the distance is determined in the Floplast literature, different systems different centres.
Fact: One square metre of snow, 300mm (12”) deep, weighs in the region of 96kg. Average semi-detached house @ 30m2 x 96kg = 2.8 tonnes of snow.
Fact: Rain following snow escalates the situation, as the snow is like a large sponge, soaking up the rain.
Snow slippage is particularly evident where smooth roofing materials such as slate have been installed. For addition security Floplast strongly recommend the installation of Snow Guard which facilitates the retention of snow, allowing slow melt, rather than slippage. In areas where there is possibility of high levels of snowfall, fascia brackets should be spaced at a maximum of 400mm centres.
Several factors can come into play with performance of rainwater systems, installation, overhang and style of the roof system (Tiles/Slate), pitch of roof, North or South facing, above or below 100 metres above sea level.
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