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 . . .

Solar Snow Dog Meets Evolving Demand

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 . . .

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 . . .

Solar Snow Management for PV Arrays: Expectations vs. Reality

Between the years of 2010 and 2012, several of Alpine SnowGuards’ customers reached out to us hoping we could provide snow management solutions for solar PV arrays. This was an entirely new snow management problem that was evolving right along with the solar industry. This new problem stemmed from a situation where solar PV arrays Keep reading . . .

Managing Snow: It’s What We Know

Does your roof sport a solar array? If the answer is yes, congratulations – it’s one of the best investments you’ll ever make, and the ROI can’t be beat. When it comes to managing the snow on your array, you’ve come to the right place. Alpine SnowGuards has been an industry leader in rooftop snow Keep reading . . .

Pros & Cons of Managing Snow and Ice on Solar Panel Arrays

Last week, we covered Snow Guards for Solar Panels, and since that post, several questions and comments have come up regarding the pros and cons of managing snow and ice on solar panel arrays. Avalanching Snow on Solar Panels I’ve always been a strong advocate for not using snow retention devices unless they’re needed. If Keep reading . . .

Snow Guards for Solar Panels

As you’re aware, I’ve retired from the world of solar panel racking. As you may not be aware, Alpine SnowGuards manufactures the only snow retention system for solar arrays. Yes, we make a product that keeps snow and ice from sliding off the roof from solar panels in the form of a sudden avalanche (Take Keep reading . . .

Installation Animation Compilation (Say THAT 3 Times Fast!)

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving, and I also hope you all remembered to set your scales back 10 pounds…. You may already be aware that we’ve developed install animations for some of our snow management systems. I thought it would be a great idea to put all of the animations together, in Keep reading . . .

4 Projects You Shared with Us [Installation Images]

If you’re a regular reader of our blog, as I know many of you are, you know that every few months we have new project installation images to share with our readers. And this time it’s no different – with a slew of our clients sending us their project and installation photos, I’m sure you Keep reading . . .

August at Alpine: Clamp-to-Seam Special

Tomorrow, August 1st, will be the official launch of our “August Special”. If you’re looking for a snow guard system for standing seam metal roofing, take a look at our clamp-to-seam line of snow guards, and receive an ADDITIONAL 10% OFF when you place your order by August 31st. Of all the residential metal roofing Keep reading . . .