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 . . .

Using the Correct Snow Management System for a Given Project

When I first started putting slate roofing on in the Northeastern United States, customers would ask if they need snow guards. Most of the projects I helped repair or salvage did not even have gutters attached. So, snow guards weren’t even a consideration. When I encountered my first customer asking for snow guards, I went Keep reading . . .

Snow Guard Performance Research: Managing Snow on Corrugated Metal Roofs

This article touches on managing snow on corrugated metal roofs as observed from our snow guard performance testing facility in Morrisville, Vermont between mid-January – early March, 2020. We also researched performance on synthetic slate, composition shingles, slate and tile, membrane and solar panels. All research occurred during Jan. 16, 2020 – Mar. 5, 2020 Keep reading . . .

Snow Guard Performance Research: Managing Snow on Composition Shingles

This article touches on managing snow on composition shingles as observed from our snow guard performance testing facility in Morrisville, Vermont between mid-January – early March, 2020. We also researched and reported managing snow on synthetic slate, corrugated metal, slate and tile, membrane and solar panels, too. All research occurred during Jan. 16, 2020 – 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 . . .

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 . . .

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 . . .

Snow Guard Performance Testing Facility

As I mentioned in last week’s blog, Alpine SnowGuards constructed an in-house snow guard performance testing facility. It is at our location in Morrisville, VT (10 minutes north of Stowe). We can now  accumulate data related to sliding snow conditions on varying roof surfaces. In-House Snow Guard Performance Testing Facility The structure as seen above Keep reading . . .

Alpine SnowGuards in 2020: A first-of-its-kind research facility

Since the early 1990’s, Alpine has spent a great deal of time and money on structural testing of snow guards. Some of these results are now 20 years old. As we begin a new year, we’ll begin the process of completely retesting every product we offer. Our first-of-its-kind research facility will allow us to start Keep reading . . .