Is your roof ready for the winter?

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Is your roof ready for the winter?

Before snow falls, it is the time to check the condition of your roof safety products. Carrying the Finnish Key Flag symbol, Pisko products are a wise choice – easy to install, designed for demanding Arctic conditions, and a safe and durable solution for decades to come.

Did you know that the owner of a property is liable for guaranteeing hazard-free conditions to those moving on the roof as well as near the buildings? The safety of climbing onto the roof must always be ensured, whether the intention is to sweep the chimney or clean the eaves. Likewise, it is extremely important to make sure that snow and ice accumulating on the roof cannot fall in an uncontrolled way, causing hazardous situations.

According to a survey conducted by the Finnish association of chimney sweeps, almost one-third of residential buildings have issues with roof safety. With regard to holiday homes, the situation is even worse.

 

TONS OF SNOW AND ICE

Snow guards are used to prevent dangerous situations that can be caused by snow and ice falling from the roof. With correctly dimensioned guards, snow can be managed and it will not suddenly fall onto people, parked cars or plants. Snow guards also protect structures installed on the roof.

 

Snow guards should always be used on roofs with a roof pitch of 1:8 or more. The snow guards are positioned as close to the eaves as possible so that the load of the snow is directed towards load-bearing structures. Snow guards must be fitted throughout the length of the eaves. In the conditions of Finland, intermittent snow guards are, in the worst case, subjected to a high load caused by all of the ice and snow throughout the pane. A three-meter snow guard with four brackets, for example, cannot endure the weight of several tons when the mass of snow and ice moves. It is also necessary to make sure that excess snow loads are removed from the roof.

Pisko roof safety products have separate brackets for each roof type, providing the maximum strength and functionality. Our products come with a technical warranty for 50 years, and we carry out stringent tests to make sure that they endure significantly more than the minimum requirements. Pisko also always pleases the eye, all products can be supplied in the color of your roof.

In addition to snow guard pipes, an eaves guard can also be fitted, for instance. An eaves guard is particularly well suited for public locations when no snow or ice whatsoever can be allowed to fall off the roof.

If you are concerned over the safety of your roof, do not hesitate to contact us. We provide our market-leading experience from over four decades and our skilled professionals and make your home even safer. Pisko products are manufactured by Piristeel Oy. See your nearest Pisko reseller!

Rainwater systems and roof safety products

Rainwater systems

Pisko rainwater systems conduct rainwater off the roof and building structures in a controlled way. The most extensive range in the market includes options for all tastes in all roofing and facade colors. The GreenCoat RWS Pural-coated rainwater system components come with a technical warranty for 50 years.

Ladder products

Pisko SafeGrip, for a better grip. Pisko ladders provide safe access to roofs, the ridge of roofs, chimneys, roof hatches and other locations that require maintenance. The Pisko ladder range also offers solutions for a safe descent from balconies and upper floor rooms. The ladders are available in all roofing and facade colors. The Pisko SafeGrip ladder system comes with a technical warranty for 50 years.

Snow guards

Pisko snow guards are used to prevent dangerous situations that can be caused by snow and ice falling from the roof. Snow guards can also protect structures installed on the roof. Our range includes snow guards for all roofing materials. Painted Pisko snow guards come with a technical warranty for 50 years.

Roof walkways

A Pisko roof walkway ensures safe access to roof-mounted objects requiring maintenance in all conditions. The roof walkways are available in all roofing colors. The CE-marked roof walkway system has a technical warranty for 50 years.

Safety equipment

Pisko safety equipment ensures safe access to the roof and moving to the maintenance sites on the roof. The safety equipment is available in all roofing and facade colors. Pisko safety equipment has a technical warranty for 50 years.

Gutter coils and roofing sheet coils

Piristeel’s products include a wide range steel manufactured in Finland for various purposes. The raw materials are locally sourced and therefore an ecologically sustainable choice. We can deliver CE-marked 610 mm and 1250 mm roofing sheet coils and gutter coils on short notice from our warehouse.

Pisko Solar

Roof fastenings for solar panels are an important part of the Solar assemblies compliant with green energy values. We offer an effective range of tested and safe solar panel roof brackets that withstand northern conditions. Pisko Solar solar panel brackets are always treated using Qualicoat 1-compliant powder coatings, and the products come with a technical warranty for 50 years.

Pisko balcony fire hatch

The Pisko fire hatch is intended as an emergency exit route from the balconies of apartment buildings. The easy-to-use product ensures safe and fast evacuation from every floor of a high-rise building. All parts of the Pisko fire hatch have been treated using Qualicoat 1-compliant powder coats. The product has a technical warranty for 40 years.