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Install Information
 

 
1. Determine desired location of Polar Blox per manufacture's recommendation.

2. Apply a transparent silicone adhesive to the base unit. (Use a non-Acetic acid type on Galcalume or Galvanized roofs.)

3. Use two self tapping #14 screws with neoprene washers under the heads, screw through the Polar lox and roofing material, into the purlin or structural support.

4. Make a seal around the entire perimeter of the snow guard.

5. Each Polar Blox should just up from the roof's surface perpendicular to its slope and face diagonally skyward toward the ridge at the top of the roof.

Directions for Adhesive Mounting

1. Determine desired location of Polar Blox per manufacture's recommendation.

2. Clean the surface with soap and water or rubbing alcohol. Allow to dry completely before installing.

3. The Polar lox should be placed with the holes down toward the roof.

4. Smear the adhesive on the bottom side of the Polar Blox, covering the entire surface to be mounted.

5. Press Polar lox on roof, making sure there is no air trapped underneath. Squeeze-out is the recommended finish.

6. In warmere temperatures it may be necessary to secure the Polar Blox temporarily, until the adhesive firms.

7. The minimum application temperature is 50oF and the full curing time is 28 days.

For further assistance or questions, please call and ask for technical assistance.

Recommended Adhesives: Surebond SB-190 for Kynar painted roofs, Surebond SB-895 for Galvanized or Galvalum roofs.

Universal Guard Installation

0 to 2/12

In a staggered pattern, space guards 12" on center horizontally along the eve line. Place one row for every 50' of the roof's run from eve to ridge. For roof panel widths for 9-12" use one guard per panes per row. For roof panels widths of 12-24" use 2 guards per panel per row.

3/12 to 6/12 Slope

One row of Polar Blox staggered perlin to perlin or 12" on center horizontally using glue for every 25' of roof. FIGURE: length of roof divided by two plus one for each row required on each side.

6/12 Slope and up

One row of Polar Blox for everyy 12' of roof from eve to ridge. Place guards 12" on center in a straight row. FIGURE: one for each foot of roof plus one for each row required.

General layout recommendations. Snow load variations must be considered. Please call for a customized layout.

Standing Seam Guard Installation

1. Tools Needed: Standing Seam Guards- 3/8" Ratchet and 3/16" Socket with Allen Wrench Attachment (as sold by Polar Blox); Original Standing Seam Guards - 3/8" Ratchet and 5/32" Socket with Allen Wrench Attachment (as sold by Polar Blox)

2. Place first snow guard approximately 2' from edge of eve. Tighten set screws with a reasonable amount of torque, but do not over tighten. Set screws should be preset to keep panel centered.

3. When using guards only, keep guards at an even space from eves which should be over bearing walls. 4. When using optional ice bars, place bar in end of installed guard and place new guards on opposite end of bar before installing it. Continue installing in this manner until entire edge is covered.

5. Be sure the required number of rows are used to ensure safety.

Design Considerations

1.) Make sure all panels are securely attached to the roofing structure.

2.) The structure must be designed to carry the additional load created by Polar Blox guards. This is extremely important

3.) Do not install Polar Blox on overhang. They should be located over bearing walls when possible.

4.) More than one row may be required depending on area snowloads. Check with the factory for recommendations

5.) It is the responsibility of the buyer to verify that all design loads and requirements are met before installation occurs
Owners must be made aware of the possible extreme conditions which may be created by stopping hazardous sliding of snow and ice. If the extremes are resulted they should be physically removed from the roof.

Slate or Shingle Installation

Vertical spacing between each row is 12" to 18" depending on the exposure (i.e. 7 ½ exposure would yield a 15" vertical spacing) Horizontal spacing is 24" on center. First row of snow guards should be placed on the third row up of roofing. Three row layout pattern is needed for every 15' of the roof's run.

Minor Rib Guard Installation

0 to 2/12 Slope

In a staggered pattern, space guards 12" on center horizontally along the eve line. Place one row for every 50' of the roof's run from eve to ridge. For roof panel widths of 9-12" use one guard per panel per row. For roof panel widths of 12-24" use 2 guards per panel per row.

3/12 to 6/12 Slope

One row of Polar Blox staggered perlin to perlin or 12" on center horizontally using glue for every 25' of roof.



6/12 Slope and up

One row of Polar Blox for every 12' of roof from eve to ridge. Place guards from 12" on center in a straight row. FIGURE: one for each foot of roof plus one for each row required.

General layout recommendations. Snow load variations must be considered. Please call for a customized layout.
 
 
 
 
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