SnowMax: What the Competition Doesn’t Want You to Know

If you’re not familiar with our backstory, it’s important for you to know that Alpine SnowGuards was founded by a former roofer who started his career in the 1970’s. Why is this important? Because you can bet he knows a thing or two about roofing – he knows that maintaining the integrity of the roof comes first and foremost. With hands-on expertise spanning 4 decades, and a team who is not only rich with talent and drive, and the foresight to know what our customers need before they even know it, we have become the industry leader in rooftop snow management systems.

One of those systems is the best-selling SnowMax, which includes fence-style snow management systems available in configurations engineered specifically for use on standing seam metal roofing, metal corrugated roofing, membrane roofing, and even on solar PV arrays!

(SnowMax-Standing Seam, available in options for both vertical and horizontal seams)

Here’s what the competition won’t tell you:

Fabricated from aircraft-grade aluminum, SnowMax has become known as the strongest snow management system on the market. The fast, easy installation, and the increased bracket spacing (up to 48” on center) means using SnowMax will not only save you valuable time, it will also save you money….and who doesn’t want to save time and money?

Check out our quick install animation to see how easy it is to install, and to see exactly how it works

The SnowMax Bar (fence) features a grooved front that accepts an optional color insert strip (as seen in photo below) to match the roofing material, and because all of the products in the Alpine SnowGuards’ line are extensively tested, you can rely on SnowMax to do exactly what we say it’ll do: keep snow in its place.

(Image from Valor Systems, LLC Norman, OK)

The system can accommodate optional fixed position ice flags on metal roofing, which will hang from the bar between the brackets to help keep snow and ice from sliding underneath (you can see them in between seams in the images below).

(Images from Holland Roofing Florence, KY)

If you haven’t installed SnowMax yet, you should. We are more than confident that you and your customers will be happy with the ease of install, the time and cost saving features, and the overall look of the finished project. It really is a functional and beautiful addition to any roof.

With over 60 styles to choose from, Alpine SnowGuards designs, engineers, and manufacturers snow guards for all roof types, new or retrofit. We also manufacture MANY custom snow guards!

Rugged, versatile designs – made in the U.S.A. from recycled materials.

Have questions? Let us know – that’s what we’re here for!

Want a sample? We can do that!


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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.

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