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 . . .

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 . . .

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 as to why people make decisions on certain snow guards. Reiterating the “Do’s”, the “Don’ts”, and the “Dilemma”. To those of you who’ve been following/reading my blogs, thank you. Over the course of the next several postings, I’m confident that as a 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 . . .

Retrofitting Fusion-Guard to Existing Slate Roofs

Last Tuesday we officially launched our newest product, Fusion-Guard, a hybrid pad/pipe-style snow guard. We’re often asked all sorts of questions about our products, especially one like Fusion-Guard. It’s new to the industry AND new all around, as it’s the only one of its kind ever brought to market. I received one such question this Keep reading . . .

Introducing Fusion-Guard: A True Game-Changer

It’s here, simple and cost effective. It works on any roof surface. It’s a pad-style snow guard and it’s a pipe-style snow guard. The Fusion-Guard is a hybrid design that should’ve have been invented sooner. A product so revolutionary, I’ve never seen anything like it in the 42 years I’ve been in the roofing business. Keep reading . . .

Buckles & Cornices: Alpine’s Research Continues

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 . . .