TRA Snow & Sun Inc., located in American Fork, Utah, offers snow retention solutions, solar mounting solutions for photovoltaic and thermal applications, and roof ventilation and flashing. All product lines are easily installed on nearly any style of roof or roofing material.
Company History: TRA Snow & 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 & 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.
TRA's Snow & Sun's 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 & 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 their snow retention products. The result is Solar Mounting Solutions for solar panels. Available for all types of roofs, these Sun products reflect the company’s focus on engineering entire systems and focusing on each unique roof circumstance.
Visit TRA Snow & Sun's Solar Education Park just north of the manufacturing plant. There visitors can see how solar panels are mounted on numerous roof types using the company's 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 flashings. 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 & Sun.
TRA Snow & Sun’s products help provide safety from the dangers and expense of sliding snow and ice, effective and cost effective mounting systems for solar energy collectors, and flexible roof flashings which have gained international recognition. Over 17 years, the company's 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 & Sun apart from others is a focus on engineering entire systems.
The engineering – it makes all the difference!
Products: An all-American company that’s been in business since 1996, TRA Snow & Sun manufactures:
• Snow Retention Solutions including: Snow Bracket™ Snow Guards, Standing Seam Snow Rails, and Deck Mount Snow Rails.
• Solar Mounting Solutions for both photovoltaic and thermal applications including: Flush Mount Solutions, Ballasted Solutions, Elevated Solutions, Ground Mount Solutions, and Solar Awning Solutions.
• Roof Ventilation and Flashing including: TileVent, TileSeal, and VersaFlash.