6 Standing Seam Solutions You Need to Know About

When it comes to snow management systems and metal standing seam roofs, installers rely on secure attachment points that won’t compromise the integrity of the roof. We at Alpine SnowGuards wanted to share with you our innovative solutions for metal standing seam roofs (don’t forget, our product lines consist of systems for all roof types).

Drumroll, please….

Alpine SimpleGuard

Launched at METALCON 2017, the Alpine SimpleGuard system has become a go-to solution for managing snow on standing seam roofing.

The Alpine SimpleGuard utilizes our SimpleBlock, which translates to less weight than standard blocks, while maintaining durability. The Oval Point Set Screws are pre-installed, so there will be no misplacing, or worse, dropping off the roof! The clamp-to-seam technology will not void roofing manufacturer’s warranties, and the T-slot on top of the block allows for finite adjustability.

The grooved front accepts a color insert strip to match the roofing material.

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Get a sample and see for yourself how light it is, and how rugged!

SnowMax – Fence Style System


Manufactured from aircraft-grade aluminum, SnowMax is the strongest snow management system on the market and is fast and easy to install, making it extremely cost-efficient. The increased bracket spacing (up to 48″) accommodates the new, wider insulated metal roof panels that are now being commonly used.  Our SnowMax-U2 bracket fits most standard double-lock seams and accepts a 2” wide color insert to match metal roofing material. We’ve also engineered options for corrugated metal and membrane roofs. (Top right image from Holland Roofing in Louisville, Kentucky)

ASG4025 – Pipe Style System

Forged from a solid block of recycled aluminum, and measuring a big 4” long and 5 ¼” tall, the ASG4025 Two-Pipe Snow Guard System accepts 1” Pipe, and is compatible with the use of ice flags and ice screens. Utilizing 3 set screws, you get a secure attachment that will do the job. Our standard system comes in mill finish, and you can always request powder coating using RAL TIGER Drylac® Exterior Colors to match any roof color (the photo of the system installed on the green standing seam roof comes to us from Souza’s Slate in Saratoga Springs, New York. Thanks, guys!


If you’re looking for a pad-style snow management system with a little more style and aesthetics, you’ll want to check out our ASG33G system for standing seams.


(Thanks to the Charles F Evans Co., Inc., in Elmira, NY for sharing the above photo of the ASG33’s installed on a roof at Cornell University!)

ASGU Clamps

Our ASGU Standing Seam Clamps are an extremely versatile, durable, and widely used solution – here’s why:

Image from Peck Solar in South Burlington, Vermont
  • Fast and easy to install
  • Utilizes 2 set screws
  • Durable AL fabrication
  • Clamp measures 2″ L x 1.5″ W
  • Made in the USA using recycled materials
  • Configurations for both vertical and horizontal seams
  • No adhesive, so there’s no effect from temperature fluctuations
  • Set screws provide a secure attachment point without penetrating roofing materials
  • Clamp-to-seam technology won’t void panel manufacturer’s warranties
  • The ideal solution for attaching just about anything to a metal standing seam roof

Check out this photo from CKI Inc., in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where the ASG blocks where the ASGU blocks were used as ancillary sign attachments for Petoskey Stadium! Read all about it here.

PD81 – Pad Style System

The unique “saddle” design of the PD81 pad-style snow guard will hold back snow and ice, and allow melt-off and rain to flow through. Easy to install, with just one set screw, and no assembly required means that this option is also an efficient one. This snow guard also come standard in mill finish, and can also be powder-coated.

Photo from Peter B. in Upstate New York



By identifying customer needs and voids in the marketplace, our Product Development and Engineering teams utilize advanced engineering techniques in order to manufacture easy to install systems that make sense.


All products are rigorously tested in-house to ensure top-notch workmanship that is compliant with, and meets or exceeds industry standards and best practices. Products are also beta tested in the field, which provides valuable feedback and additional industry insight. Lastly, products are sent to 3rd party testing facilities where several performance modes are implemented to guarantee overall success of the products design and technical development. Some of our testing protocols include allowable load limits, maximum pullout weights, shear, and rain testing to ensure every product does what we say it will do.


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So, the next time you are working on a metal standing seam roof, give us a shout! We have many solutions for all roof types, and will always deliver to you exactly what you need, with a turnaround time and customer service team that is truly second to none. And don’t forget: Alpine SnowGuards is your source for CUSTOM snow guards – we’ve designed hundreds of custom parts and are happy to hear about your project & help you along the way! That’s what we’re here for!

We keep snow in its place





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Alpine SnowGuards®  designs, engineers, and manufactures snow management systems from our facilities in Morrisville, VT. We work closely with leading roofing contractors, engineering firms, developers, and roofing manufacturers to ensure we deliver quality products that do what we say they’ll do.

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