Choosing the Right Clamp-to-Seam Snow Management Solution

Of all the metal roofing options available for residential roofing, metal standing seam is the best-selling. And, it’s no wonder! It can improve the value of your home up to 6% when compared to an asphalt shingled roof. You’ll recoup an average 90% of costs you put into a new standing seam roof if you Keep reading . . .

Why We Love SnowMax Fence-Style Snow Management

If you haven’t ever heard our backstory, we think it’s important for you to know that AlpineSnowGuards was founded by a former roofer who started his career in the 1970’s. Why is this important? Because he knows a thing or two about roofing. He knows maintaining the integrity of the roof comes first and foremost. Keep reading . . .

Snow Guard Performance Research: Managing Snow on Corrugated Metal Roofs

This article touches on managing snow on corrugated metal roofs as observed from our snow guard performance testing facility in Morrisville, Vermont between mid-January – early March, 2020. We also researched performance on synthetic slate, composition shingles, slate and tile, membrane and solar panels. All research occurred during Jan. 16, 2020 – Mar. 5, 2020 Keep reading . . .

Snow Guard Performance Research: Managing Snow on Composition Shingles

This article touches on managing snow on composition shingles as observed from our snow guard performance testing facility in Morrisville, Vermont between mid-January – early March, 2020. We also researched and reported managing snow on synthetic slate, corrugated metal, slate and tile, membrane and solar panels, too. All research occurred during Jan. 16, 2020 – Keep reading . . .

Buckles & Cornices: Alpine SnowGuard’s Research Continues

Alpine SnowGuard’s research continues with roof snow management details we observed at our in-house performance testing facility: “buckling”. Some roofing materials, especially those that incorporate Polyolefins in their formulation, tend to shed snow and ice quickly as demonstrated in the below video clip and in our previous blog. Buckles: (intransitive verb) to bend or move Keep reading . . .

Summary: Snow Guard Evolution (so far)

Over the course of multiple blogs, I’ve shared my opinion about the history and evolution of snow guards, as both the roofing industry and new technology have dictated. As I write and reread these postings, there are several underlying themes. One theme is that, in our quest to find better solutions to problems, change is Keep reading . . .

Snow Guard Evolution During the Early 1990’s

As we enter the early 1990’s, we can skip over talking about things like the mullet, 90210, grunge bands and big bangs. Instead, let’s focus on a variety of snow guard options that began to enter the market right around this time. Seemingly the most active of these markets in the 1990’s was standing seam Keep reading . . .

The Significance of Snow Guard Layout: Pipe-Style

In my last blog I talked about the significance and importance of snow guard layout for pad-style. Pad-style snow guards perform better evenly distributed over the entire roof surface versus as individual tiers with open roof space between. Picture a composition shingle band that’s 24” wide across a roof. You have eight feet of frictionless Keep reading . . .

Avoid Gutter Damage with Snow Guards

There are those areas of buildings that most of us don’t think about all that often. That is, until we have to. One of those areas is the gutters that are in place to carry rain water away from the building. Constant dampness in a basement or on top of a slab foundation can cause odors, Keep reading . . .

PP145 for Corrugated Metal Roofing

Installing snow guards on corrugated metal roofing can be tricky – with no seams to attach clamps to, the most important consideration needs to be in maintaining the integrity of your roof. If you’re looking for an ideal solution, we’ve got you covered. Take a look at our PP145 Two-or-Three-Pipe system. This rugged, versatile, sleek, and Keep reading . . .