Eavestrough-snow-standing seam roof
We are nearing the completion of our owner built ICF home and at the decision point of options regarding eaves-trough retention when the snow slides over the winter months. The roof is 24 ga metal standing seam 8/12 pitch and we are subject to significant snow accumulations occasionally in the BC Okanagan. The building code here requires eaves-troughs and roof water drainage plan. I have a rain water collection tank in the works as we are on a well in a semi arid region during the summer months.
Standard gutters will get mangled/torn off when the heavy wet snow hits and slides. The options I am aware of are stick on or screw snow stops, screw or clamp on snow bars with a conventional eave-trough. Another route through my local roofing supplier is a European style heavy gauge metal eaves-trough kit with what look to me like robust hangers, parts and the price to go with it. Any other options out there that I am missing?
I an not keen on anything that puts a hole through the roof to secure. I don’t like the look of the snow stops or bars so the Euro style is what I’m leaning towards. Any other suggestions would be appreciated? I have attached a photo as well for clarity.
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