The Fusion-Guard, 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 January 2020, the Fusion-Guard material offering has included aluminum, stainless steel, galvanized cold rolled steel, red brass, and custom powder-coated options. The Fusion-Guard system is considered a “Hybrid-Style” snow Keep reading . . .
Spring in the northern Vermont is an unpredictable season. It could be 65° and sunny for six days straight, and 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 should Keep reading . . .
Putting the Ledge-Guard to the Test! On the final weekday of February, with a warm weekend in the forecast, the team at Alpine SnowGuards (Alpine) tested the two-rod variation of the “ASG Ledge Guard”. With spring encroaching and the winter snow depleting; we took the weather into our own hands, applying 6-8” of dense Keep reading . . .
For those of you who have been following the continued research we’ve been conducting on the research facility we had constructed here at Alpine SnowGuards, you will recognize that we’ve observed some very interesting activity, and have some valuable take-aways. Some we expected – and some we didn’t. You’ve been able to see what we’re Keep reading . . .
Welcome to Part 2 in a series of 5 posts related to our ongoing roof mock-up snow research in Morrisville, VT. This week we’re sharing the observations we’ve made on the composition shingle portion of our roof mock-up. We’ll follow with: Part 3: Corrugated Metal Roof Observations Part 4: Natural Slate Keep reading . . .
Winter conditions in the eastern region of the U.S. have been relatively mild this winter. I’m a little cautious as I write this article because last year, the Midwest and eastern regions of the U.S. received a good deal of wet, heavy snowfall in March and April (snowfall that was very liquid or viscus compared Keep reading . . .
Between the years of 2010 and 2012, several of Alpine SnowGuards’ customers reached out to us hoping we could provide snow management solutions for solar PV arrays. This was an entirely new snow management problem that was evolving right along with the solar industry. This new problem stemmed from a situation where solar PV arrays Keep reading . . .
Buckles: (intransitive verb) to bend or move usually under the influence of some external agency One of the roof snow management details we’re observing on our Vermont roof mock-up is “buckling”. Some roofing materials, especially those that incorporate Polyolefins in their formulation, tend to shed snow and ice quickly as demonstrated in the below video Keep reading . . .
As I mentioned in last week’s blog, Alpine SnowGuards has constructed a building at our location in Morrisville, VT (one town north of Stowe for those of you interested in a better grasp of our geographic region) to begin accumulating data relating to sliding snow conditions on varying roof surfaces. What exactly did we build? Keep reading . . .
It’s January 2nd, 2020. As I sit down to collect some thoughts for the business year and decade ahead, it’s hard to believe how quickly the last 10 years have passed. I heard a news announcer yesterday use the expression “The Roaring 20’s”. I like that. And I like that the outlook feels much more Keep reading . . .