Snow Retention Devices: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Snow Retention Devices: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

to take this course

This course provides a framework for understanding the importance of snow retention on roofs, examines various roof type applications, identifies applications that have proven more successful at retaining snow, and underscores the citical need for proper planning, calculating, engineering and installing of these systems.

Learning Objectives: 
  1. Describe the history/methods of snow control on rooftops
  2. Identify the proper snow retention devices for various roof types
  3. Explain how and where you should use snow retention and what systems perform better on specific roof types
  4. List the common myths and misperceptions behind snow retention
  5. Learn how to properly calculate and layout snow retention systems without sacrificing performance
  6. Explain the proper specification of snow guards
Design Category (CSI Division): 
(07) Thermal and Moisture Protection
AIBD Division: 
Building Design
AIA Course Number: 
Delivery Format: 
Narrated Video
Device Format: 
Course & Quiz Details: 

10 Multiple Choice and True/False Questions

A score of 80% or higher is required to receive a certificate of completion