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 to announce that the Snow Bird is also available in Copper-Plated Stainless Steel.

Copper-Plated Snow Bird

We understand the historic appeal of copper and know that when it’s paired with the historic design of the Snow Bird, you have a winning combination – a polished look, fit for the most discerning customer.  Honoring our ambition to produce the best performing snow retention products on the market, adding a stainless-steel base metal with a copper-plate allowed us to maximize the strength of the snow guard while still maintaining an aesthetic that people love.

Snow Birds on Synthetic Shake
Snow Birds on Synthetic Shake

During in-house testing, we found that the stainless-steel Snow Bird can withstand up to 1000lbs of load on a single guard.  The copper finish is equally durable, performing well in additional product testing.  The high shine copper finish of the Snow Bird is achieved utilizing electroplating technology. A process which allows the snow guards to retain a patinaed copper finish – ready for decades on the roof surface.

The Copper-Plated Stainless Steel Snow Bird and all other Snow Bird models are in-stock and available for shipping immediately!


  • Installs on nine different roof types & pairs with dozens of roofing manufacturers
  • It can be used on new or retrofit applications
  • 2 3/4″ snow guard height is an effective option for synthetic slate and shake
  • Offers excellent snow retention with a historical aesthetic

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Think Snow,

Alpine Marketing Team

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