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Two Snow Terminators covering roof vents while still allowing them to ventilate properly


  • What are Snow Terminators?
    Snow Terminators stand as the unparalleled champions among snow and ice diverters in the market. Specifically designed to ward off sliding snow and ice, they provide crucial protection for your roof elements, including pipes, vents, electrical receptacles and more. As the pioneers in this field, we are the Original Snow Terminators, boasting a legacy built over many years. While others may attempt to use our name for their products, none come close to matching the exceptional quality that defines our brand.
  • Why is Snow Terminator considered the strongest and most durable solution available?
    Snow and ice carry significant weight and can pose formidable challenges. What sets Snow Terminators apart is the use of 14-gauge steel, a robust material that guarantees durability, coupled with a resilient powder coat finish. Adding to their strength, Snow Terminators feature a specially designed internal truss system, also crafted from 14-gauge steel. This meticulous design ensures exceptional strength, surpassing any other option on the market. Snow Terminators are not just a solution; they are a lifelong investment. Crafted with longevity in mind, our products are engineered to withstand the test of time, providing enduring protection against the harsh elements of winter.
  • Why are Snow Terminators so expensive?
    While some products might have a lower price tag, it's crucial to understand why. At Snow Terminator, we prioritize quality by utilizing high-strength materials and designing our products to withstand the test of time. Opting for cheaper alternatives may seem cost-effective initially, but it often results in frequent replacements and even the risk of diverter failure. This, in turn, could lead to the very issues you sought to prevent – from broken roof pipes to roof damage and water-related issues. Investing in Snow Terminator ensures a durable solution that stands up to the challenges, safeguarding your roof in the long run.
  • Where can I buy Snow Terminators?
    You can buy Snow Terminators directly from our website shop. They are also stocked in a select few retail locations throughout the Pacific Northwest (call your local store to see if they're in stock).
  • What if the snow buildup exceeds Snow Terminator height?
    In regions prone to substantial snow accumulation, it is advisable to secure your pipes to the Snow Terminator. Without this precaution, if snow accumulates above the Snow Terminator, the risk of layers of ice and snow causing damage to your roof fixtures increases. To minimize this risk, consider using strapping material fastened directly to the Snow Terminator. This additional step serves as a proactive measure, mitigating potential damage to your roof and ensuring its long-term integrity.
  • Are Snow Terminators compatible with any roof profile?
    You can use Snow Terminators on almost every roof type. They are primarily designed for metal roofs, since sliding snow and ice is the most common on these roof types, however, they will also work on comp shingle roofs. If the Snow Terminator needs to be positioned where a 'rib' is in the way on a metal roof, you can simply cut the metal flange of the Snow Terminator to allow it to sit flat on the roof. You can refer to our install instructions for more details about this process.
  • How do I install a Snow Terminator?
    The process is quite simple and is outlined in our install instructions.
  • What are the dimensions of a Snow Terminator?
    Our smaller option (ST-24) is 24 inches long, 18 inches wide and 16 inches tall. Our larger Snow Terminator (ST-36) is 36 inches long, 26 inches wide and 24 inches tall.
  • Can a Snow Terminator be placed directly over a vent or pipe?
    The short answer is yes! We have designed our Snow Terminators to allow for proper ventilation if placed directly over vents and pipes. However, it also depends on what exactly is being vented out of the pipe. If it's a furnace or fireplace vent, then the heat may affect the Snow Terminator's durability and finish, so we don't recommend these applications. Also, make sure to check with your local building officials to make sure no local codes prohibit this (we haven't come across any yet).
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