Can anyone tell me what these are?


#1

Hello all,
I’m looking at purchasing a home here in Northern Virginia and noticed that it had what I would describe as small (few inches?) ridges or tents along the edge of the roof. I haven’t seen it on any other roof in the area. I was told the owner had a new roof put in within the past 6 years or so. I took a few snapshots to try and show what I’m talking about . . .

http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm283/NoVA_Agent/IMGrf.jpg

http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm283/NoVA_Agent/IMGrf2.jpg

First photo shows the distance between them and the placement. The second shows as much detail as I could get.

Can anyone tell me what these are and what purpose they serve? Thanks!


#2

Hello,

Those are snow guards but they seam to be spaced a little far apart to do much good in the first picture.

Hope this helps.

Keith


#3

Yes, snow guards. Not really necessary on your asphalt shingled roof as the snow doesn’t slide. Usually used for slate or metal roofs. Not a problem to leave them.

Now the wall/brick apron flashing and the drip edge (or is that some type of gutter cover) are another story.


#4

youve got a good demensional roof
on a good slope.
it doesnt get much better than that.

gweedo.


#5

Thanks for the replies! :smiley:


#6

just wondering does that down spout make it leak under them shingles in the winter? :?:


#7

Nice house.

I’m originally from Fairfax/Oakton area.

What does a house like that go for nowadays in Fairfax? My guess would be around $750,000, but it all depends I guess on whether you are in Fairfax Station, Mosby Woods, Oakton, Vienna, etc.