Snow Bird: a New Copper-Plated Stainless Steel Snow Guard

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 . . .

Best Snow Guards for the New Generation of Synthetic Roofing Shingles

The best snow guards on the market to manage snow on synthetic roofing shingles, at least for residential applications, are Alpine SnowGuards’ Fusion-Guard and Alpine SnowGuards’ Snow Bird. There are other pipe-style snow guard options that are perfect for barricading large amounts of snow over the point of egress. To see more options, search snow Keep reading . . .

Fusion-Guard is the Ultimate Hybrid Snow Guard

Alpine SnowGuards launched a revolutionary new rooftop snow management system, Fusion-Guard, late in 2019. Response to the hybrid snow guard is overwhelmingly positive, especially from project engineers and roofing contractors. One-of-a-Kind Hybrid Snow Guard Pad-Style: a one-of-a-kind hybrid system designed by a roofer, for roofers. At its core, Fusion-Guard is a pad-style snow guard. Retrofit with Rods for Added Protection: Keep reading . . .

Increased Demand for Snow Guards on Synthetic Shingle Roofs

Alpine Snow Guards has seen an increased demand for installation of snow guards on synthetic shingle roofs. Is there an increase in demand for synthetic shingle roofs?” Yes, although the correlation between the demand for snow guards and synthetic shingles is not as direct as you may think. Over the years there have been a Keep reading . . .

Snow Guards for Residential Construction: The Do’s, the Don’ts and the Dilemma

Leading into future blog content, I would like to revisit an important concept. This blog revisits why people make decisions on certain snow guards. It will reiterate the “do’s”, the “don’ts”, and the “dilemma”. To those of you who’ve been following/reading my blogs, thank you. Over the next several postings, I’m confident you’ll begin to Keep reading . . .