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 . . .
Author: Brian Stearns
Best Snow Guards for the New Generation of Synthetic Roofing Shingles
The best snow guards on the market to manage snow on synthetic roofing shingles, at least for residential applications, are Alpine SnowGuards’ Fusion-Guard and Alpine SnowGuards’ Snow Bird. There are other pipe-style snow guard options that are perfect for barricading large amounts of snow over the point of egress. To see more options, search snow Keep reading . . .
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. Retrofit with Rods for Added Protection: Keep reading . . .
Snow Guards for Residential Construction: The Do’s, the Don’ts and the Dilemma
Leading into future blog content, I would like to revisit an important concept. This blog revisits why people make decisions on certain snow guards. It will reiterate the “do’s”, the “don’ts”, and the “dilemma”. To those of you who’ve been following/reading my blogs, thank you. Over the next several postings, I’m confident you’ll begin to Keep reading . . .
6 Slate Roof Maintenance Tips for Spring
Brian Stearns, the President & Founder of Alpine SnowGuards, wrote the below back in the Spring of 2006. Brian’s deep roots in the slate roofing industry (he began his career as a slate roofer in the 1970’s) has given him a wealth of knowledge and experience that’s honestly too valuable NOT to share (and re-share). Keep reading . . .
Road Map for Slate Roofing Success
A reprint of an article published by Brian Stearns, president & founder of Alpine SnowGuards, in Slate Roof Quarterly. Over the years, Brian has become a thought leader in the industry, and we wanted to share this article he wrote in 2005 – about seven years after founding Alpine SnowGuards. It’s interesting to see how Keep reading . . .
How It All Began
Brian Stearns, the President and Owner of Alpine SnowGuards, has been diligently writing blogs and conducting in-depth technical research of our new testing facility, announced to the public just after the 1st of the year. His passion for all things roof-related dates back to his youth in the 1970’s, as illustrated in the below editorial Keep reading . . .
Slate Roofing: Will History Repeat Itself?
A reprint of an article published by Brian Stearns, the president & founder of Alpine SnowGuards, in Slate Roof Quarterly. Will History Repeat Itself? Back during the early 1970’s a sharp rise in oil prices sent a wave of fear and frustration through the U.S. consumer base. That “Oil Crisis” had a huge impact on Keep reading . . .
Slate Roofs & the Importance of “Attic Stock”
A reprint of an article about Slate Roofs & the Importance of “Attic Stock” published by Brian Stearns, the president & founder of Alpine SnowGuards, in Slate Roof Quarterly. The term “Attic Stock” is recognized by too few people in the slate industry. Attic stock is a reserve supply of roofing slate that is left Keep reading . . .
5 Common Snow Guard Questions
As we’ve come to learn, people have many questions when it comes to managing rooftop snow. The answers to common snow guard questions aren’t as cut-and-dry as one would think. Every project has a different set of variables: roof type, location, snow load, eave length, roof slope, snow management needs or expectations, etc. This is Keep reading . . .