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 . . .

One Best-Selling Snow Guard for 20 Roof Types

Are you planning to replace your roof? Has it suffered from wear and tear, or is it time to modernize? Either way, many decisions are on the horizon. You might have noticed a common theme among asphalt, metal and eco-friendly roofing design trends of 2022: color. Within each trend are an amazing variety of color Keep reading . . .

Fusion-Guard Snow Management System Tested on Synthetic Slate

The Fusion-Guard, a hybrid pad-style snow guard, was created to meet snow management needs of the synthetic roof tile market. Since its introduction in late 2019, Fusion-Guard materials included aluminum, stainless steel, galvanized cold rolled steel, red brass, and custom powder-coated options. Hybrid Snow Management System The Fusion-Guard system is a “Hybrid-Style” snow managment system Keep reading . . .

New Copper-Plated Stainless Steel Snow Guard – the 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 . . .

Custom Snow Guard Solutions for Many Tile Configurations

For over 20 years, Alpine SnowGuards has designed, engineered, and tested snow management devices for many roof types. Throughout this time, hundreds of projects have required custom snow guards. Whether you seek a unique roof type or specific look, Alpine has custom snow guard solutions for many tile configurations. One of Alpine’s most commonly produced Keep reading . . .

Rooftop Sliding Snow Mass Causes Damage

When we install snow management systems to protect us from avalanching snow and ice, we tend to forget that there is a mass of both atop our roofs. Snow guards are designed to restrict this mass from exiting the roof in large amounts. We’ll highlight a problem often encountered with solar snow management. And we Keep reading . . .

April Snowfall In Northern Vermont

Spring in the northern Vermont is an unpredictable season. It could be 65° and sunny for six days straight. 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 are familiar with Keep reading . . .

Introducing Solar Snow Dog

In May of 2012, Alpine SnowGuards applied for (and was later awarded) a patent for a snow retention device that attaches to solar panel frames. Alpine continues to innovate new forms of solar snow retention in order to satisfy the needs of our customers. Let’s take a look at some of the ongoing complications, and Keep reading . . .

Snow Guard Performance Testing: ASG LedgeGuard Two-Rod Variation

On the final weekday of February, with a warm weekend in the forecast, the team at Alpine SnowGuards performance tested the two-rod variation of the ASG LedgeGuard. With spring encroaching and the winter snow depleting; we took the weather into our own hands, applying 6-8” of dense snow onto the ledge guard mock-up. The snow Keep reading . . .