Sieger Snow Rail
Installing Sieger Snow Rails on an Existing Slate Roof
First, remove three slates for every snow rail bracket to be installed. Use a slate ripper (sold in this store) to remove the slates. You can see a video showing how to use a slate ripper here.
Next, notch the bottom slate where the bracket is to be located. Use a slate cutter to notch the slate (slate cutters are sold in this store). There is a video showing how to cut slate here.
Renail that slate to the roof using two nails on one side, as shown. You will have to punch an extra nail hole on the one side of the slate using a slate hammer (sold in this store). There is a video showing how to punch nail holes in slate here.
Now, fasten the bracket to the roof using brass or stainless steel screws (sold in this store).
Replace the other two slates. The middle slate can be nailed with two nails on one side. The top slate must be installed using a copper or stainless steel slate hook (slate hooks are sold in this store). Space brackets approximately every 36" maximum.
Finally, install 1/2 inch heavy-duty "Type K" copper pipe, soldering the sections together using copper couplings. Solder copper end caps at the terminations. Now you have a top-quality snow retention system suitable for most residential applications. For larger, institutional applications, Use the Mullane 500 3-pipe system (the Mullane 500 is sold in this store). Need soldering tools and supplies?