Snow Guards for Metal Standing Seam Roofs You Need to Know About

When it comes to snow management systems and metal standing seam roofs, installers rely on secure attachment points that won’t compromise the integrity of the roof. We at Alpine SnowGuards wanted to share with you our snow guards for metal standing seam roofs. Don’t forget our product lines consist of systems for all roof types.

SnowMax – Fence Style System


Manufactured from aircraft-grade aluminum, SnowMax is the strongest snow management system on the market and is fast and easy to install, making it extremely cost-efficient. The increased bracket spacing (up to 48″) accommodates the new, wider and commonly used insulated metal roof panels.  Our SnowMax-U2 bracket fits most standard double-lock seams and accepts a 2” wide color insert to match metal roofing material. We’ve also engineered options for corrugated metal and membrane roofs. (Thanks to Holland Roofing in Louisville, Kentucky for the image, top right)

ASG4025 – Pipe Style System

Forged from a solid block of recycled aluminum, and measuring a big 4” long and 5 ¼” tall, the ASG4025 Two-Pipe Snow Guard System accepts 1” Pipe, and is compatible with the use of ice flags and ice screens. Utilizing 3 set screws, you get a secure attachment that will do the job. Our standard system comes in mill finish. You can also request powder coating using RAL TIGER Drylac® Exterior Colors to match any roof color. The photo of the system installed on the green standing seam roof comes to us from Souza’s Slate in Saratoga Springs, New York. Thanks, guys!

ASG33G – Pad-Style System

If you’re looking for a pad-style snow management system with a little more style and aesthetics, you’ll want to check out our ASG33G system for standing seams.


(Thanks to the Charles F Evans Co., Inc., in Elmira, NY for sharing the above photo of the ASG33’s installed on a roof at Cornell University!)

ASGU Clamps

Our ASGU Standing Seam Clamps for metal seam snow guards are an extremely versatile, durable, and widely used solution – here’s why:

Image from Peck Solar in South Burlington, Vermont
  • Fast and easy to install
  • Utilizes 2 set screws
  • Durable AL fabrication
  • Clamp measures 2″ L x 1.5″ W
  • Made in the USA using recycled materials
  • Configurations for both vertical and horizontal seams
  • No adhesive, so there’s no effect from temperature fluctuations
  • Set screws provide a secure attachment point without penetrating roofing materials
  • Clamp-to-seam technology won’t void panel manufacturer’s warranties
  • The ideal solution for attaching just about anything to a metal standing seam roof

Up on the blog! No Hassle Attachment to Metal Standing Seam Roofing

ASGU blocks were used as ancillary sign attachments for Petoskey Stadium in Grand Rapids, MI.

PD82 – Pad Style System

The unique “saddle” design of the PD82 standing seam pad-style snow guard has seen several iterations of design. Continued improvements resulted in a deeper profile, two set screws and connective webbing between the clamp and the top of the saddle for improved strength. The PD82 will hold back snow and ice, and allow melt-off and rain to flow through. Easy to install and no assembly required means that this option is also an efficient one. This snow guard comes standard in mill finish, and can also be powder-coated.

PD82 snow guard in mill finish and powder coated

Design Process

By identifying customer needs and voids in the marketplace, our Product Development and Engineering teams utilize advanced engineering techniques in order to manufacture easy to install systems that make sense.

Testing Information

All products are rigorously tested in-house to ensure top-notch workmanship that is compliant with, and meets or exceeds industry standards and best practices. Products are also beta tested in the field, which provides valuable feedback and additional industry insight. Lastly, products are sent to 3rd party testing facilities where several performance modes are implemented to guarantee overall success of the products design and technical development. Some of our testing protocols include allowable load limits, maximum pullout weights, shear, and rain testing to ensure every product does what we say it will do.

Online Project Calculator

We have upgraded and revamped our Online Project Calculator in ways that will ensure you get your quotes faster by using it!

Ease of use, any-time convenience and the ability to obtain per piece and linear foot pricing immediately are all reasons you should be using it! Seriously, it’s a pretty amazing tool – sign up! You’ll wish you had sooner!

So, the next time you are working on a metal standing seam roof, reach out to us! We have many solutions for all roof types. We will always deliver exactly what you need, with a turnaround time and a second-to-none customer service team. And don’t forget: Alpine SnowGuards is your source for custom snow guards, too – we’ve designed hundreds of custom parts and are happy to hear about your project & help you along the way. That’s what we’re here for!

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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.