Originally Posted by RockRunner
Dig out the snow and purchase a piece of shatter proof plexiglass the size of the outer window frame. You can put it up in the winter and take it down in the summer, sort of like storm shutters but clear instead.
I do love the big snow drifts of the roof, is it heated at all? I don't think his roof has to worry about weight, the pitch is right for sliding clear and it is metal so the supports are there.
I like the plexiglass idea. I think that't the winner. No heat on the roof but some of my neighbors do. I have a leak right now at the chimney. I think this summer that area will get a little heat installed to prevent the ice daming issues. As you can see for the pics it does not shed well there.