Fusion-Guard Snow Retention System Tested on Synthetic Slate

The Fusion-Guard, a hybrid pad-style snow guard, was created to meet snow retention needs of the synthetic roof tile market. Since its introduction in January 2020, Fusion-Guard materials included aluminum, stainless steel, galvanized cold rolled steel, red brass, and custom powder-coated options. Hybrid Snow Retention System The Fusion-Guard system is a “Hybrid-Style” snow retention system 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 . . .

Re-post: 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.             Keep reading . . .

Using the Correct Snow Retention System for a Given Project

When I first started putting slate roofing on in the Northeastern United States, customers would ask if they need snow guards. Most of the projects I helped repair or salvage did not even have gutters attached. So, snow guards weren’t even a consideration. When I encountered my first customer asking for snow guards, I went Keep reading . . .

Can a Snow Guard Manufacturer Guarantee Their Snow Retention Device will Retain ALL Snow and Ice on a Rooftop?

Asking if a snow retention device will retain all snow and ice on a rooftop is a very important question. It is also a very important answer to understand. Before I answer, I’d like to ask a similar question “Will a dam hold back all of the water that could accumulate behind it?” On the Keep reading . . .

Fusion-Guard: The Ultimate HYBRID Snow Guard

As most of you know, Alpine SnowGuards launched a revolutionary new rooftop snow management system, Fusion-Guard, late in 2019. The response has been overwhelmingly positive, especially from project engineers and roofing contractors. This is a one-of-a-kind HYBRID system designed by a roofer, for roofers At its core, Fusion-Guard is a pad-style snow guard.     Keep reading . . .

Snow Guard Performance Research: Managing Snow on Synthetic Slate Shingles

This article touches on managing snow on synthetic slate shingles as observed from our snow guard performance testing facility in Morrisville, Vermont between mid-January – early March, 2020. We will follow up with reports on composition shingles, corrugated metal, slate and tile, membrane and solar panels. Winter conditions in the eastern region of the U.S. Keep reading . . .

Asphalt Shingle Roofs Need Snow Guards, Too!

It’s funny in the snow guard world. A huge focus goes to metal standing seam, membrane, slate, and tile roofs, and even solar arrays. While asphalt shingles, or composition shingles as they’re also known, are over there saying, “Heyyyyy! What about me?” Here’s a breakdown of some of our most popular snow management solutions for Keep reading . . .