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 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….
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. 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….
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….
It’s here. It’s simple. It’s cost effective. It works on any roof surface. It’s a pad-style snow guard. It’s a pipe-style snow guard. It’s a hybrid design that really should have been invented sooner. It’s a product so revolutionary, that in all 42 of my years in the roofing business, I’ve never seen anything like Keep reading….
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….
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….
When I started working with the team here at Alpine SnowGuards back in 2013, I could tell within the first few moments of walking in the door that this was a company that fosters innovation. Watching the product lifecycle in process was exciting (and still is)! Over the years, I’ve witnessed countless custom designs come Keep reading….
It’s funny in the snow guard world. A huge focus goes to metal standing seam, membrane, slate, tile and even solar, while Comp Shingle is standing over there saying, “heyyyyy! What about me?” It strikes me as comical because shingle roofs need snow guards, too! 70% of single-family homes in the US are roofed in Keep reading….