Customize Solar Snow Guards with Colorful Finishes To Match Your Roof

Alpine’s solar snow guards are designed to reduce the risk of avalanching snow and ice from rooftop solar arrays and carports. Two recommended components of our three-part system can be customized with colorful finishes; the third is anodized black and blends with the panels. Alpine performs in-house powder coating with a dedicated team utilizing state-of-the-art Keep reading . . .

Get Winter Ready with Alpine SnowGuards

Ready for winter? Alpine SnowGuards is! Let us help with our best-selling “Winter-Ready Snow Guard Line-Up!” These snow guards are in stock and ready to ship at a moment’s notice. Inventory Updates This short list of best-selling snow guards and lead times will be updated frequently throughout the season. Powder Coating is an option for Keep reading . . .

Alpine’s Solar Snow Guard Test Procedures

With over 25 years’ experience designing and manufacturing snow guards, Alpine SnowGuards’ products provide optimal performance that uphold the structural and water-tight integrity of roofs regardless of roofing material. Our patented snow retention for solar panels applies time-tested solutions to a modern problem: avalanching snow off roof-mounted solar arrays. Alpine approached solar snow retention with Keep reading . . .

Snow Bird: a Strong & Versatile Snow Guard for 18 Roof Types

Alpine SnowGuards’ Snow Bird is a top 10 best-selling snow guard. Its name harkens to when snow guards closely resembled birds. Alpine streamlined the classic design and brought a stronger and more versatile product to today’s market. Learn more about Snow Birds’ ideal roof types, strengths and performance testing. Be “Winter Ready” with Snow Bird Keep reading . . .

Introducing a New Solar Snow Guard Calculator

Our engineering stars have aligned with the brightest star of all, the sun! Alpine SnowGuards has developed a snow guard calculator especially for solar installers. As manufacturers of the only solar snow management system on the market, it was only a matter of time. And that time is happily now! If you or your customers Keep reading . . .

Wire Loop HD Snow Guard: Simple and Performance-Proven

Elegant design is often simple and unencumbered. The same is true of the Wire Loop snow guard.  Wire Loops are typically fabricated from a single lustrous piece of copper wire and mechanically twisted into a low-profile loop. They are one of the oldest pad-style snow guard designs. As such, they are synonymous with historic slate Keep reading . . .

Alpine LedgeGuard: Modern Snow Guards for Façades

Alpine SnowGuards’ LedgeGuard was introduced in 2019 as a snow guard solution to the risk of falling snow and ice from high-rise city buildings onto busy sidewalks and streets below. The product has proven its strength and performance after rigorous pre-launch testing and almost three years of installations in US cities known for perilous weather Keep reading . . .

Sign Up to Receive Free Snow Guard Layouts, Quotes, and More

Alpine SnowGuards’ free snow guard calculator provides construction industry professionals, and soon solar industry partners too, with immediate snow guard recommended layouts and project pricing. Here’s what you need to know to utilize its services and conveniences. The snow guard calculator is an innovative tool engineered specifically for architects, engineers, construction companies, developers, distributors and Keep reading . . .

Choosing the Right Clamp-to-Seam Snow Management Solution

Of all the metal roofing options available for residential roofing, metal standing seam is the best-selling. And, it’s no wonder! It can improve the value of your home up to 6% when compared to an asphalt shingled roof. You’ll recoup an average 90% of costs you put into a new standing seam roof if you Keep reading . . .

Why We Love SnowMax Fence-Style Snow Management

If you haven’t ever heard our backstory, we think it’s important for you to know that AlpineSnowGuards was founded by a former roofer who started his career in the 1970’s. Why is this important? Because he knows a thing or two about roofing. He knows maintaining the integrity of the roof comes first and foremost. Keep reading . . .

Alpine’s Guide for Solar Arrays & Snow Management on Shingle Roofs

Alpine SnowGuards innovated the market’s first and only solar snow management system. With almost a decade of research and development, we’ve developed a three-part system that has been rigorously performance tested at our in-house research facility. Alpine’s Guide for Solar Arrays & Snow Management on Shingle Roofs explains how snow and ice interact on solar Keep reading . . .

One Best-Selling Snow Guard for 20 Roof Types

Are you planning to replace your roof? Has it suffered from wear and tear, or is it time to modernize? Either way, many decisions are on the horizon. You might have noticed a common theme among asphalt, metal and eco-friendly roofing design trends of 2022: color. Within each trend are an amazing variety of color Keep reading . . .

Alpine Launched Solar Snow Management System in 2012

Back in 2012, Alpine launched a solar snow management system which has evolved into a three-component system.  At the time, the system clamped directly to the panel frame in the vertical joint between the panels, and could be used on projects with Ground Snow Loads up to 50 psf (psf gsl). Today, the three-component system Keep reading . . .

Snow Management Systems for Metal Roofing

Alpine SnowGuards’ wide variety of options and configurations for managing rooftop snow spans all roof types. However, here are snow management systems we designed specifically for metal roofing. Snow Guards for Metal Standing Seam Roofing Standing seam, or clamp-to-seam style, snow guards are designed specifically for use with metal standing seam roofs. They are available Keep reading . . .

Fusion-Guard Snow Management System Tested on Synthetic Slate

The Fusion-Guard, a hybrid pad-style snow guard, was created to meet snow management needs of the synthetic roof tile market. Since its introduction in late 2019, Fusion-Guard materials included aluminum, stainless steel, galvanized cold rolled steel, red brass, and custom powder-coated options. Hybrid Snow Management System The Fusion-Guard system is a “Hybrid-Style” snow managment system Keep reading . . .

Snow Bird: a New Copper-Plated Stainless Steel Snow Guard

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 . . .

Custom Snow Guard Solutions for Many Tile Configurations

For over 20 years, Alpine SnowGuards has designed, engineered, and tested snow management devices for many roof types. Throughout this time, hundreds of projects have required custom snow guards. Whether you seek a unique roof type or specific look, Alpine has custom snow guard solutions for many tile configurations. One of Alpine’s most commonly produced Keep reading . . .

Rooftop Sliding Snow Mass Causes Damage

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 Research: Managing Snow on Synthetic Slate Shingles

This article touches on managing snow on synthetic slate shingles as observed from our snow guard performance testing facility in Morrisville, Vermont between mid-January – early March, 2020. We will follow up with reports on composition shingles, corrugated metal, slate and tile, membrane and solar panels. Winter conditions in the eastern region of the U.S. Keep reading . . .

Snow Guards for Solar Panels

As you’re aware, I’ve retired from the world of solar panel racking. As you may not be aware, Alpine SnowGuards manufactures the only snow retention system for solar arrays. Yes, we make a product that keeps snow and ice from sliding off the roof from solar panels in the form of a sudden avalanche. Why, Keep reading . . .

New Alpine LedgeGuard Mitigates Risk of Falling Ice & Snow from Building Ledges

Alpine SnowGuards fosters innovation through research, development and testing. We’ve witnessed countless custom designs come to fruition. They came about first on paper, then as a 3D printed model. and finally into product samples for testing. Watching the product lifecycle is a very exciting process for all of us! Seeing these solutions installed and doing what Keep reading . . .

Asphalt Shingle Roofs Need Snow Guards, Too

Here’s a breakdown of some of our most popular snow management solutions for asphalt shingle roofing. Choose from 10+ snow guard options for asphalt shingle roofs on our website.

Snow Guard Installation Videos

You may already be aware that we’ve developed snow guard installation videos for some of our snow management systems. I thought it would be a great idea to put all them together in one post. Remember, we have snow guard solutions for ALL roof types, even solar. We are also your source for custom snow Keep reading . . .

SnowMax: Strongest Snow Management System on the Market

Not familiar with our back story? Alpine SnowGuards was founded by a former roofer who started his career in the 1970’s. Why is this important? He knows maintaining roof integrity is first and foremost. His 40+ years’ of hands-on expertise and our talented team have helped our employee-owned company become the industry leader in rooftop Keep reading . . .