Fusion-Guard Snow Retention System Tested on Synthetic Slate

The Fusion-Guard, a hybrid pad-style snow guard, was created to meet snow retention needs of the synthetic roof tile market. Since its introduction in January 2020, Fusion-Guard materials included aluminum, stainless steel, galvanized cold rolled steel, red brass, and custom powder-coated options. Hybrid Snow Retention System The Fusion-Guard system is a “Hybrid-Style” snow retention system Keep reading . . .

New Copper-Plated Stainless Steel Snow Guard – the Snow Bird

The Snow Bird, a hybrid pad-style snow guard, was created to meet the snow retention needs of the ever-growing synthetic roofing tile market. Since its introduction in March 2021, the Snow Bird material offering has included galvanized steel, pre-powder coated dark bronze galvanized steel, brass, and custom powder-coated galvanized steel options. We are now happy Keep reading . . .

Snow Guards For Custom Tile Applications

For over 20 years, Alpine SnowGuards has designed, engineered, and tested snow retention devices for many roof types. Throughout this time, hundreds of projects have required custom snow guards. Whether the reason is a unique roof type or the desire to achieve a specific look, Alpine has solutions for any snow retention needs. One of Keep reading . . .

The Danger of a Sliding Snow Mass

When we install snow management systems to protect us from avalanching snow and ice, we tend to forget that there is a mass of both atop our roofs. Snow guards are designed to restrict this mass from exiting the roof in large amounts. We’ll highlight a problem often encountered with solar snow management. And we Keep reading . . .

April Snowfall In Northern Vermont

Spring in the northern Vermont is an unpredictable season. It could be 65° and sunny for six days straight. On that seventh day, the temperature cuts in half, snow begins to accumulate, and what was once bare ground is now a sheet of white. This is a yearly occurrence that we Vermonters are familiar with Keep reading . . .

Introducing Solar Snow Dog

In May of 2012, Alpine SnowGuards applied for (and was later awarded) a patent for a snow retention device that attaches to solar panel frames. Alpine continues to innovate new forms of solar snow retention in order to satisfy the needs of our customers. Let’s take a look at some of the ongoing complications, and Keep reading . . .

Snow Guard Performance: ASG Ledge-Guard Two-Rod Variation

On the final weekday of February, with a warm weekend in the forecast, the team at Alpine SnowGuards performance tested the two-rod variation of the ASG LedgeGuard. With spring encroaching and the winter snow depleting; we took the weather into our own hands, applying 6-8” of dense snow onto the ledge guard mock-up. The snow Keep reading . . .

History Repeats Itself

History Repeats Itself Maybe this could have been appropriately titled “Roofing Groundhog Day”. Yes, history repeats itself and unfortunately, for many of you who follow this blog, so do I. For the large group of you who have been following along; you have read about roofing and snow retention devices back in the late 1800’s Keep reading . . .

Re-post: Fusion-Guard is the Ultimate HYBRID Snow Guard

Alpine SnowGuards launched a revolutionary new rooftop snow management system, Fusion-Guard, late in 2019. Response to the hybrid snow guard is overwhelmingly positive, especially from project engineers and roofing contractors. One-of-a-Kind Hybrid Snow Guard Pad-Style: a one-of-a-kind hybrid system designed by a roofer, for roofers. At its core, Fusion-Guard is a pad-style snow guard.             Keep reading . . .

Increased Demand for Snow Guards on Synthetic Shingle Roofs

Alpine Snow Guards has seen an increased demand for installation of snow guards on synthetic shingle roofs. Is there an increase in demand for synthetic shingle roofs?” Yes, although the correlation between the demand for snow guards and synthetic shingles is not as direct as you may think. Over the years there have been a Keep reading . . .