Fusion-Guard Snow Retention System on Synthetic Slate

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 . . .

New Copper-Plated Stainless Steel Snow Bird

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 . . .

Snow Guards For Custom Tile Applications

For over 20 years, Alpine SnowGuards has designed, engineered, and tested snow retention devices for many roof types. Throughout this time, hundreds of projects have required custom snow guards. Whether the reason is a unique roof type or the desire to achieve a specific look, Alpine has solutions for any snow retention needs. One of Keep reading . . .

The Danger of a Sliding Snow Mass!

       It is generally understood that unrestricted snow and ice cascading off of an elevated surface can be a dangerous situation. However, when we install snow management systems to protect us from these dangerous conditions, we tend to forget that there is a mass of snow and ice resting atop our roofs. Snow Keep reading . . .

History Repeats Itself

History Repeats Itself Maybe this could have been appropriately titled “Roofing Groundhog Day”. Yes, history repeats itself and unfortunately, for many of you who follow this blog, so do I. For the large group of you who have been following along; you have read about roofing and snow retention devices back in the late 1800’s Keep reading . . .

Increased Demand for Snow Guards on Synthetic Shingle Roofs

Increased Demand for Snow Guards on Synthetic Shingle Roofs The past 3-4 years Alpine Snow Guards has seen an increased demand for snow guards to be installed on synthetic shingle roofs. A response to this phenomenon would be to ask, “Is there an increase in demand for synthetic shingle roofs?” The answer to that question Keep reading . . .

Using the Correct Snow Retention System for a Given Project

Using the Correct Snow Retention 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 roofs that did not even have gutters attached. So, snow guards weren’t even a Keep reading . . .

Managing the PROPER Use of Solar Snow Management Systems

It seems that at least once a day, Alpine SnowGuards’ guidance on the proper use of solar snow management systems is ignored or overlooked by installers (integrators). And so, while I know many of you are tired of me droning on about managing snow on solar, I feel the need to keep beating that drum. Keep reading . . .

Alpine Research Facility Update: Managing Snow on Corrugated Metal

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 . . .

Alpine Research Facility Update: Managing Snow on Composition Shingles

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 . . .