How do I know what style snow guard I need?

For those of us who live in locations that receive any amount of snow during the course of the winter (even in the autumn and spring up here in our neck of the woods), managing rooftop snow is essential in protecting the areas immediately surrounding our homes and businesses, where people walk and play, where Keep reading….

Managing Snow on Solar: You Have Options

At Alpine SnowGuards and EcoFasten Solar, we know that managing snow on a solar array can be tricky business. In North America, over 75% of the roofs installed on residential construction projects are asphaltic composition shingles. If you live in or own a building with this type of roofing, and live in an area that Keep reading….

Winter Storm Juno – Not Your Gutters BFF

Let me first start by saying that I’m not a big fan of the meteorologists of the world naming winter storms.  I don’t know why it bothers me…maybe because I’m a lifelong Vermonter, and storms are par for the course?  I don’t know the reason, but I do know that I’m happy we were spared Keep reading….

A Marriage of Sun and Snow

Sister Companies Alpine SnowGuards and EcoFasten Solar work very closely together – in fact, the birth of EcoFasten Solar was made possible entirely due to the existence of Alpine SnowGuards. Formed in 1998, Alpine SnowGuards very quickly became the industry leader in snow management systems.  Being founded by a former roofer provided the knowledge and precision-based Keep reading….

Don’t Overlook Solar Snow Management

With winter storm Astro already dumping almost 17” of fresh snow on some areas of the Upper Midwest and Western Great Lakes, it’s sinking in that winter has officially made its debut.  As a skier and a lover of ice fishing, I look forward to the snow.…even if it means I have to endure the Keep reading….

Installation Photos: A Solution for Every Roof Type

Solar.  We all know it’s a big deal.  Installations are at an all-time record high, with 140,000 new installs in 2013, and almost 6.6 GW forecasted to come online through 2014.  Q1 of 2014 saw a 79% increase in installed solar PV over the same period in 2013.  The future looks bright, my friends. With Keep reading….

Stop Wondering: Find Out What Snow Guard is Right for You

For those of us who live in locations that receive any amount of snow during the course of the winter (even in the autumn and spring in our neck of the woods), managing rooftop snow is essential in protecting the areas immediately surrounding our homes, where people play and animals live, where our expensive landscaping Keep reading….

6 Common Roofing Questions Answered

The roof over your head is the single most important part of your home – it keeps the elements out, and the heat (or cool air) in.  With so many types of roofing materials, varying degrees of roof pitch and countless design and valley layouts, there are many tough roofing questions to be asked, either Keep reading….

Discover Solar Snow Management Before the Snow Flies

I’ve written about the phenomenon of roof avalanches before, and how to put an end to them for good.  Just last night, as I glanced at the calendar in my kitchen pantry, I realized my Son goes back to school in less than a month, and I thought it would be a good idea to Keep reading….

All New Alpine SnowGuards Website: Designed with Roofing Contractors in Mind

We are extremely proud of the recent launch of our all new website and we wanted you to be aware of how it can make your life easier, and also let you know what’s so great about it. First, we redesigned the entire site with streamlined navigation, making it easier to use, and faster for you Keep reading….