Ice flags are optional safety devices that help prevent ice from avalanching off rooftops. They are used in conjunction with our bar and pipe-style snow guards. There are specific snow management situations where they are extremely beneficial. Let’s look at 5 reasons you would want to add ice flags to your Alpine SnowGuards’ quote. Ice Keep reading . . .
Category: Snow Guard Advice & Installation Tips
Snow Guard Advice & Installation Tips – Alpine SnowGuards’ expert advice, tips and videos on installing snow and solar snow management systems.
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 . . .
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 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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
Can a Snow Guard Manufacturer Guarantee Their Snow Retention Device will Retain ALL Snow and Ice on a Rooftop?
Asking if a snow retention device will retain all snow and ice on a rooftop is a very important question. It is also a very important answer to understand. Before I answer, I’d like to ask a similar question “Will a dam hold back all of the water that could accumulate behind it?” On the Keep reading . . .