Alpine SnowGuards’ free snow guard calculator provides construction industry professionals, and solar industry partners, with immediate snow guard recommended layouts and project pricing. Ease of use, any-time convenience and the ability to obtain per piece and linear foot pricing are immediate benefits of signing up. Sign up now and register your company information and project specifics.
The snow guard calculator is an innovative tool engineered specifically for architects, engineers, construction companies, developers, distributors, roofing contractors and solar installers.
Since the calculator was introduced in 2015, thousands of national snow and ice management projects have received advanced project estimating. We also deliver expert guidance from our customer service and technical support team. Once an order is officially confirmed, shipping of in stock products occurs within 1-2 business days.
Alpine SnowGuards’ Snow Management Systems
We engineer, design and manufacture snow management systems for all roof types, new or retrofit. Alpine offers traditional pad-style, pipe-style and fence-style snow guards, and snow guards for solar panels.
Alpine SnowGuards’ Performance Research Facility
Our collection of snow guard performance data facilitates better solutions and layout suggestions.
Committed to Excellence & Improved Calculator Functionality
Our employee-owned company is committed to innovation. We endeavor to meet market and climate demands with sophisticated, thoroughly performance tested products. As such, Alpine’s snow guard calculator aims to provide correct information and pricing. Regular updates improve functionality.
A recent calculator update clarified bracket and base plate selector for composition shingle versus slate. The update ensured accurate pricing on systems that utilize a 6” x 12” base plate. Snow loads were also updated, with 3,500+ new or updated snow loads by zip code.
A new optional roof substrate filter was introduced in 2023, allowing substrate and fastener values to be considered in layout recommendations, resulting in more accurate initial quoting.
Snow Guard Calculator Benefits
Once you sign up for our free snow guard calculator, you can utilize the services and conveniences it provides:
- Free recommended snow guard layouts and project pricing
- Product/system comparisons for budgeting and research
- Ability to add “Ice Flags” to each of your project’s roof sections
- Anytime access to stored past projects
- Certified stamped snow guard layouts for an additional cost
- Access to an all-product price list
- Complete printable overview
- Ability to place orders online
- Material and finish options
- Bill of Materials (BoM) with roof type summary
Project Information the Snow Guard Calculator Asks for
Knowing the details of a specific roof allows Alpine to recommend the proper number of tiers to minimize, reduce or eliminate the effects of an avalanching snow mass. Here is some information the calculator prompts you for:
- Project name
- Project zip code to calculate Ground Snow Loads
- Roof pitch
- Rafter and eave length
- Roof type (natural or synthetic slate, natural or synthetic shake, metal standing seam, metal corrugated, membrane, tile, composition/asphalt shingle
Additional Required Info for Metal Standing Seam Roofs
In addition to the above, some specific information for metal standing seam roofs we ask for includes: seam configuration, seam height and panel width.
Guidance for Homeowners
Alpine’s snow guard calculator is designed for construction industry professionals. For homeowners, we advise that it is best to hire a roofing professional to install snow retention products, as installation often requires a strong familiarity with roofing and construction techniques. If you would like to receive a recommended snow retention layout for your home or make a purchase, we are happy to work with the roofer installing the snow guards or recommend a distributor in your area.
Customer Service Team
Alpine SnowGuards’ customer service and technical support team provides expert guidance throughout the process. Please reach out with any questions you have:
For more information, please read our From Ridge to Eave Blog. We hope the collection of articles, performance-testing and installation videos will shed light on Alpine SnowGuards’ product innovations for architects, engineers, construction companies, developers, distributors, roofing contractors and solar installers.
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Alpine SnowGuards designs, engineers, and manufactures snow management systems from our facilities in Morrisville, VT. We work closely with leading roofing contractors, engineering firms, developers, and roofing manufacturers to ensure we deliver quality products that do what we say they’ll do. Alpine SnowGuards can help a building qualify for LEED® credits.