Alpine SnowGuards’ free snow guard project calculator provides construction industry professionals, and soon solar industry partners too, with immediate snow guard recommended layouts and project pricing. Here’s what you need to know to start utilizing the services and conveniences the calculator provides.
The snow guard project calculator is an innovative tool that we engineered specifically for use by for architects, engineers, construction companies, developers, distributors and roofing contractors. (Our new solar snow management calculator will launch September 2022, until then, for solar snow management quotes, please reach out to our customer service team directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or 888-766-4273, Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.)
Since the calculator was introduced in 2015, thousands of snow and ice management projects across the country have received the benefit of an advanced project estimating system with expert guidance from our customer service and technical support team. Once an order is officially confirmed, shipping of most products occurs within 2 to 7 business days.
Alpine SnowGuards’ Snow Management Systems
We engineer, design and manufacture snow management systems for all roof types, new or retrofit, offering 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
We are an employee-owned company that is committed to innovation. We endeavor to meet market and climate demands with sophisticated products that have been thoroughly performance tested. As such, Alpine SnowGuards’ project calculator aims to provide correct information and pricing, and is regularly updated to improve functionality.
A recent calculator update involved a clarified bracket and base plate selector for composition shingle versus slate to ensure accurate pricing on systems that utilize a 6” x 12” base plate. Snow loads were also updated, with over 3,500 new or updated snow loads by zip code.
Updates currently in progress include better mobile responsiveness and enhanced search features and will be rolled out January 2023.
Ease of use, any-time convenience and the ability to obtain per piece and linear foot pricing are the immediate benefits of signing up for our project calculator. Sign up now and register your company information and project specifics.
Once you sign up for our free snow guard project calculator, you can start utilizing the services and conveniences the calculator provides, including:
- 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 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 the type of information the calculator will prompt 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, height and panel width.
Guidance for Homeowners
Alpine SnowGuards’ project 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.