Architects/Specifiers

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We make it easy for architects and designers! Get downloadable information about our products including: product specifications, CAD details, Product Data Sheets, etc.

Snow Retention Systems

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TRA Snow & Sun engineers snow retention systems, including snow stops and snow guards for metal roofs, standing seam roofs and gutters.

Solar Mounting Systems

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At TRA Snow and Sun we design our solar roof mounts for any project so they are durable, code compliant, and price competitive.

Ventilation & Flashing

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TRA Snow & Sun offers a variety of aluminum and copper roof flashing and roof ventilation products, including TileVent, TileSeal & VersaFlash..

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Quality Products

Each one of our products has been tested to ensure a reliable solution.

Free Layout

A layout that includes a part schedule, specific layout and product details.

Custom Designs

Give us your project details and we will design a solution for you.

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The Importance of Snow Retention

Winter is on its way and snow accumulation is imminent across…

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Use The Prefect Retrofit Snow Guard Bracket H - Classic or Apex For Snow Retention

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Benefits of the Shadow Power Awning Systems

Energy savings no matter how you look at it!  TRA has the…

What Makes Our Solar Tile Hooks Unique?

What Makes Our Solar Tile Hook Unique? No hassle is bigger…

We're Here at Western Roofing Expo, Booth #143

June 11- 13, 2017 Paris Las Vegas Join us at the Western…

Solar Awning the Shadow Power of TRA

  Solar Awning the Shadow Power of TRA Energy savings…

Join Us at Western Roofing Expo, Booth 143

June 11- 13, 2017 Paris Las Vegas Join us at the Western…

Winter Roof Damage: How to Perform a Roof Inspection

The Signs That You Should Install Snow Retention Winter has…

Universal Solar Tile Hook made to Fit Most Rails

  What Makes Our Universal Solar Tile Hook Unique? With…

VersaFlash Flashing A Roofing Necessity

VersaFlash Flashing A Roofing Necessity TRA Snow and Sun…

Meet Us at International Roofing Expo, Booth 2469

March 1-3, 2017 Mandalay Bay Convention Resort Join us…

When Does Your Roof Need Snow Retention?

Are you hearing loud noises coming from your roof? This…

Could An Urban Roof Avalanche Affect You?

  In the next couple of days, a wintry mix could make…

We Wish You a Merry Christmas and We Wish You Safety!

TRA Snow and Sun cares about you. As a roofing consultant…

Why is Metal Snow Retention Better Than Plastic?

Every once in a while a customer will ask us why they should…

A Sneak Peak of the Most Amazing People!

From time to time we, at TRA Snow and Sun, run across the most AMAZING…

Thanks to you, our customers

The first goal I had when establishing TRA was to prevent…
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Featured Spotlight "Snow Retention – D Bracket"

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Energy savings no mater how you look at it!  TRA has the solution.…

Solar Tile Mount Solution

  What Makes Our Solar Tile Mount Unique? No hassle is bigger…

We're HERE at Booth 1071 Giving Away FREE Torque Wrenches!

September 12-15, 2016 Las Vegas Convention Center North…
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Retro-fit Snow Retention. What to do?

One of my older relatives used to say, when confronted with a…
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When Strength Really Matters

Keeping snow and ice from avalanching off a roof requires…

Meet Us at Solar Power International, Booth 1071

  September 12-15, 2016 Las Vegas Convention Center North…

The No Cutting, Time Saving Solar Tile Mount

No hassle is bigger for an installer than finding out you…

New! Solar Rail Plus

Introducing the New Solar Rail Plus Solar Racking Solutions…

TRA Division 07 7253 Snow Guard Specifications Have Just Been Updated

TRA Snow and Sun knows how important it is that specifying…

The Vandelay Project

Snow Retention Case Study - Providing Engineered Snow Retention…

Thanks for visiting our booth at Western Roofing Expo!

We want to thank everyone who made the Western Roofing Expo…

Visit us at Western Roofing Expo Booth #1014

  Western Roofing Expo 2016 will be happening June…

Why Decorate? It's Not Even Christmas!

If you drive by the TRA Snow and Sun manufacturing and office…

A Must-Have For All Roofers

  TRA Snow and Sun has something that every roofer…

OSHA, Silica Dust and the Roofing Contractor

      TRA Snow and Sun makes products…

How Much Can Solar Save You?

Going solar can seem like a huge investment. And the truth…

Chimneys and Roofs - How They are Similar

What?  Roof Systems and chimneys the SAME?  You're thinking,…
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Fascinating Solar Energy Facts

Capture the Captivating Power of Solar Energy Solar, the…

Should Your Building Have Snow Retention Devices?

The Tell-Tale Signs in Spring That You Should Install Snow Retention The…

VersaFlash: The Must Have 'Roofer's Duct Tape'

VersaFlash, it’s a must-have for all roofers that want to save time, money, and to get the job done right the first time. We call it the “roofer’s duct tape.” Here's why you need for every roofing project.

The No Cutting, Hassle Free Solar Tile Mount

No hassle is bigger for an installer than finding out you…
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Some Tidbits About BYU-Hawaii Roofs and TRA's Owner

  The owner of TRA Snow and Sun, Terry Anderson, recently…

TIME FOR A SOLAR MOUNTING CHANGE

ARE YOU TIRED OF CUTTING TILE WHEN INSTALLING SOLAR…

This Is The Year To Go Solar

Solar energy systems provide you with the cleanest form of energy and reduces your carbon footprint, while also saving you money right from the start. With federal tax incentives and state and local rebates, it has never been more affordable to go solar.

Why It's Important to be UL Laboratory Certified on Solar Mounting

Why is it important to be UL laboratory certified on solar…

NEW MID AND END CLAMP ASSEMBLIES FOR SOLAR MOUNTING

NEW! Mid and End Clamp Assemblies for Solar Mounting! You…
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The Most Amazing People!

From time to time we, at TRA Snow and Sun, run across the most…

TRA Snow and Sun Featured on Real Estate Essentials

TRA Snow and Sun was featured on ABC's Real Estate Essentials…

Scary Roofing Tale for Halloween told by TRA's Travis Glenn

Happy Halloween from all of us, but especially from our new Sales…

Flashing Magic!

Oh NO!  Look up, Ma!  The Ceiling is Leaking! When a leak…

Check Your Roof NOW Before the Snow Flies....

With the warm weather that many areas of the US are experiencing…

TRA Innovates!

TRA Innovates! Innovation - "to introduce something new; make changes in anything established." TRA's…

We're at Solar Power International in Sunny CA! Stop By and See Us!

We're at Solar Power International! Come see us at Booth 6814!
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Advantages of a Metal Snow Retention System

With a change in seasons, we should prepare our homes and buildings for snowstorms. TRA Snow and Sun recommends metal snow retention systems and here’s why.
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Case Study - Glendale Library, SLC, Ballasted Solar System Required Creative Solution

The Problem The new Glendale Library in Salt Lake City, completed…
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Solar Energy Rebates and Savings

The summer sun is shining and that means you could be saving money with government rebates by using solar energy.
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Solar Energy: A Better Way to Power Your Home?

Solar energy is the most renewable and sustainable form of energy…
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Celebrate With Us!

We at TRA Snow and Sun Wish America a Happy Birthday! In…
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The Types of Roofing Materials

There are many types of roofing materials, each having different advantages and disadvantages depending on what the homeowner is looking for, and the region of the country you live. Take into consideration the factors that influence your roof, and which material will best suit you.
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TRA Snow and Sun Team

TRA Status Report - Doing Better Than Ever!

TRA Snow and Sun is doing great thanks to an incredible team,…
American Made

ALL-AMERICAN AND PROUD OF IT!

TRA Snow and Sun is all-American and very proud of it!  Our…
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Why You Should Vent a Roof

Raise your hand if you want to lower your electric bill.  Raise…
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Become One of the 75,000 Solar Workers Obama Plans to Train Before 2020

Solar energy is important not only because of the jobs it creates but also because of the impact it has on our environment and climate change. Determine what you need to do to make an impact in the solar industry.
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Don't Void Your Roof Warranty!

When you install any product onto your roof after the roofing…
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TRA Snow and Sun Provides Support to Architects

TRA Snow & Sun provides architectural specifications for…
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3 Things to Consider When Choosing Solar

Understanding these three things before investing in solar panels will help give you a better idea of your panels and what you need to get the greatest benefit from them.
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Snow Avalanche Off A Roof

Why Snow Guards Fail...

Imagine (or maybe you don't have to imagine!) that you…
Snow retention solution: single rail and double rail clamp-on snow fence

What are the advantages of a Cold Roof System?

A COLD Roof During One of the Worst Blizzards in Years?  Yes! As…
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Solar Panels Aren’t as Painfully Expensive as They Used to Be, Says Someone Who Really Does Know

HOMEOWNER PRICES GOING DOWN DRAMATICALLY, INSTALLS GOING UP! Solar…
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And the Architects Said...

And the Architect Said "I'm good at DIY.  I can do it myself!"  My…
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To Insulate or Not to Insulate

Insulating Your Roof Insulation is a general term that has to…
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A Message of Thanks from the President of TRA Snow and Sun

Dear Friends, During this time of thanksgiving, I want to…
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Why Snow Retention is Important This Winter

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The Roof is Falling! | Collapsing roofs in Buffalo, NY

Have you heard about the BIG snow in Buffalo, New York?  Here…
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Ice Dams and Christmas Lights

I live in the Rocky Mountain West in a regular old neighborhood…
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The History Timeline of Solar Energy

The sun is one of the most powerful energy sources we have available,…
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Roof Types and Solar Mounting

We have discussed about the benefits of solar panels for your…
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How Solar Installation Affects Your Roof

Most people know that maintaining the roof of their home is an…
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The Power of the Sun

The world has relied on fossil fuels for energy for so long that…
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Solar Panel Pride

Pride is truly the sense of satisfaction we all experience when…
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Why to Inspect Your Roof in the Spring

You felt how harsh the winter weather was – just imagine the…
Snow retention solution: single rail and double rail clamp-on snow fence

Fact or Fiction: Do Solar Panels Work on Cloudy Days?

Solar panels seem like a pretty amazing and fruitful way to gather…
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What You Should Know Before Going Solar

The benefits of solar panels extend well beyond a lower electricity…
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How can Solar Power Save you Money

Even as solar power steps from the obscure realms of science…
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Keeping it Simple—Saving Energy at Home

We are all trying to live a little greener, and if you are focused…
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Preparing Your Home for Summer

As March transitions into April, the long, harsh winter seems…
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Different Types of Renewable Energy

One of the main sources of renewable energy is solar radiation. …
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The History of Solar Energy

Solar energy has been around ever since the sun started to shine,…
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Staying Safe and Warm During this Record Breaking Winter

This year has seen a number of records shattered as temperatures…
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Fitting your Solar Panels to your Unique Project

Every homeowner has their own unique projects that they undertake…
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Myths about Solar Energy

Most things have a myth or two attached to them (insane asylums…
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The Nearly Forgotten Benefits of Snow

Snow is loved by some and hated by most, but those people who…
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The Diversity of Solar Power

When most people think of solar power, they visualize those panels…
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The Benefits of Snow Guards

When snow and ice accumulate on your roof, it can be a very dangerous…
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Why is Roof Ventilation so Important?

Just because your house does not include built-in roof ventilation…
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Benefits of Corrugated Steel Roofs

Every homeowner has one large decision to make concerning the…
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Turn your Home into a Green Home

We all know that using solar panels can help to improve the energy…
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Ways to Winterize your Home

Not many people are exactly made for Arctic winters or living…
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The Benefits of Solar Power

When it comes to living clean, solar power is the wave of the…
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Preventing Ice Dams on your Roof

The formation of ice dams on the roof can spell disaster for…
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What Are You Doing to Make Your Home More Energy Efficient?

Several weeks ago we uploaded an article titled "Making Your…
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Why Keep Snow on Your Roof?

Common roof architecture of homes in snow regions typically something…
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How to Keep Your Gutters Clean

For any who have experienced the damages to a home or property…
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Preparing Your Home for Winter

Halloween has now come and gone and the fall weather is beginning…
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Using Solar Energy in the Home

There are many people who falsely believe that solar power would…
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Solar Myths Debunked

With all of the myths concerning solar power and solar panels,…
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How Solar Power can Help Businesses

There has been much talk over the past decade or so about the…
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Fixing a Hole in the Wall

Four college kids built a potato gun in their rented apartment. …
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Choosing a New Roof Material

Like seemingly everything else in the house, the roof of the…
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The Perfect Time to Install Snow Retention Devices

Snow sitting on top of a roof can be volatile and dangerous.…
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Largest Solar Plant in the World

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Making Your Home More Energy Efficient

Who doesn't want to save money? What if you could save money…

A Brief History of Solar Power

Solar power is created through a process called the photoelectric…
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How to do a Roof Inspection

Getting into the habit of inspecting your roof can save you a…
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Pros of Tile Roofing

Tile roofing materials are known by many as the southwest style…
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Keeping Cool Without Air Conditioning

Whether you don’t have central air conditioning in your home…
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Roofing Safety Tips

For all of those homeowners thinking about climbing onto your…
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Fun Facts You Might Not Know About the Sun

The Sun is one of the life-giving properties of the earth. …

How to Make Your Home Entrance More Inviting

If you have just moved into a new home, congratulations! You…
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How to Find a Leak in Your Roof

If you start to notice a dark spot on your ceiling or if you…

4 Amazing Roofs

Aside from the standard choice between shingles and slabs of…
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Solar Mounting

At TRA Snow and Sun we know that everyone's roof is different…

Where is Solar Power Being Used the Most?

Solar Power is one of the most promising alternative sources…

What Are Solar Panels Made of?

In our current day and age, there is much attention in the media…
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Benefits of a Ventilated Roof System

You may have heard about the benefit of a ventilated roof throughout…
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Engineering

At TRA Snow and Sun we pride ourselves on our ability to customize…

Did Sliding Snow and Ice Damage Your Roof?

As the snow melts off of your roof, it can be nerve wracking…

Spring Snow Storms Break Records

March 20th marked the first day of spring! After a long winter,…
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Are There Building Codes for Snow Retention?

If you have ever built a home or worked with your local government…

Removing Snow from your Solar Panels

As solar panels become more and more common place in society,…
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Company History and Overview

TRA Snow and Sun has been in business for over 20 years now,…
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Why Snow Should be Kept On Your Roof

When you think about snow building up on your roof during the…
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Installing Snow Retention on Asphalt Shingle Roofs

There are many different types of roofs out there and many people…

Coldest Cities in the World

Cold can often be a matter of perception.  When the thermostat…
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Warmer Weather Means the Snow is Melting

The winter months of February and March create an interesting…

Happy Thanksgiving!

TRA Snow and Sun's mission includes creating products that protect people and property from the dangers of sliding snow and ice. This year, thanks to the work of our TRA team and so many of our valued customers, we have been able to accomplish this goal more than ever before!

THANK-YOU for letting us help you! THANK-YOU for your partnership in helping us to continue working toward no deaths or injury to anyone due to snow and ice sliding off a roof.

We wish you a warm, peaceful and SAFE Thanksgiving!

Please contact us at any time. We welcome your suggestions and ideas.

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