ALL-AMERICAN AND PROUD OF IT!May 21st, 2015
TRA Snow and Sun is all-American and very proud of it! Our colors, red, white and blue (with a little solar yellow thrown in!) were chosen for a good reason.
We believe and support the United States of America and all She stands for including the ultimate sacrifice made by those defending the values of America. We’re American through and through, but we’ve traveled the world to obtain the knowledge and experience needed to provide the best engineered systems available anywhere!
TRA Snow and Sun was originally named TRA Snow Brackets when it was founded by Terry Anderson, the owner of Anderson Associates Consulting, in 1996. Although he had years of experience solving roof problems, it wasn’t until Anderson traveled to snow areas of Europe that he finally discovered how to prevent damage caused by snow and ice sliding off roofs. Learning that the European solutions were very different from standard practices in the US, he brought that knowledge back to America and was able to design Snow Brackets™ (also sometimes referred to as snow guards), and Snow Fences for all types of roofs as well as to help establish the concept of cold roof systems in the US.
TRA Snow and Sun’s Snow Retention devices have demonstrated great success in ski resorts such as Beaver Creek, Colorado, Sun Peaks in Canada and Grand Targhee Ski Resort in Alta, Wyoming.
Our Snow Retention devices were tested to a fail point by Brigham Young University’s Engineering Department. Using the resulting data, engineers created special charts to determine the number of brackets needed per roofing square based upon the roof pitch and the area’s snow load. Each job benefits from this focus on the specific factors of each roof.
TRA Snow and Sun expanded its product line to include Sun products when it was obvious no one in the solar panel attachment industry could provide the same service, engineering or value that is available with our snow retention products. The result is our Solar Mounting Solutions for solar panels. Available for all types of roofs, our Sun products reflect the company’s focus on engineering entire systems and focusing on each unique roof circumstance.
Visit our Solar Education Park just north of the manufacturing plant. There you can see how solar panels are mounted on numerous roof types using our unique Solar Mounting Solutions. The Solar Education Park also features two, very large solar tracking systems which follow the sun to obtain as much solar radiation as possible.
Another product line that was needed in the US was flexible roof flashing which can be molded to the shape of a tile, eliminating the weight and cost of lead flashing. Anderson established partnerships with suppliers and for several years partnered with others to provide roof flashings to North American customers. Now flexible roof flashings are available from his 100% American owned company – TRA Snow and Sun.
TRA Snow and Sun’s products help provide you with safety from the dangers and expense of sliding snow and ice, effective and cost effective mounting systems for solar energy collectors, and flexible roof flashing which have gained international recognition. Over 17 years, our products have been selected by hundreds of satisfied builders and property owners.
On a daily basis company owner, Terry Anderson, and his employees make sure that all customers get the help they need on each of their projects, big or small. What sets TRA Snow and Sun apart from others is our focus on engineering entire systems.
The engineering – it makes all the difference!