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 . . .

6 Slate Roof Maintenance Tips for Spring

Brian Stearns, the President & Founder of Alpine SnowGuards, wrote the below back in the Spring of 2006. Brian’s deep roots in the slate roofing industry (he began his career as a slate roofer in the 1970’s) has given him a wealth of knowledge and experience that’s honestly too valuable NOT to share (and re-share). Keep reading . . .

Retrofitting Fusion-Guard to Existing Slate Roofs

Last Tuesday, we officially launched our newest product, Fusion-Guard, a hybrid pad/pipe-style snow guard. We’re often asked all sorts of questions about our products, especially one like Fusion-Guard. It’s new to the industry and new all around. It’s the only one of its kind ever brought to market.  A Question About our New Fusion-Guard I received Keep reading . . .

Lessons Learned

Back in 1983 I was living in Vermont, taking on some slate roofing repair jobs, the occasional small addition (2-3 roofing squares), cleaning out bird droppings for church steeple projects and was generally just trying to figure out how to make my way. By chance, as I was focusing on slate salvage, I had run Keep reading . . .

Project Images You’ll Want to See

We love it when our clients send us project images with our snow guards! Thought we’d share so you can see the different styles and aesthetic choices they made. Haverford College, Haverford, PA Project Images (PP225 Snow Guard) Alpine SnowGuards’ Product: PP225 Snow Guard (Three-pipe height-adjustable system in brass with brass base plates, PP225BRBR) Contractor: 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 . . .

From the Archives: The 3 Grades of Classification for Roofing Slates

This blog features a Slate Roof Quarterly editorial from June 2000 about the testing and classifying of roofing slates. It was written by our President & founder, Brian Stearns, who, besides being the owner of Alpine SnowGuards, got his start as a slate roofing contractor. He even consulted on slate roofing jobs in Japan! That’s Keep reading . . .

4 Projects You Shared with Us [Installation Images]

If you’re a regular reader of our blog, as I know many of you are, you know that every few months we have new project installation images to share with our readers. And this time it’s no different – with a slew of our clients sending us their project and installation photos, I’m sure you Keep reading . . .

Fall in L♥VE with February AND SAVE!

This month we’ve decided to run a special promotion: Any order placed & shipped during the month of February of our PP115, PP125, PP225, or PP325 snow management systems will get an additional 10% off! We appreciate our clients, and we wanted to give you an opportunity to save some dough, or to stock up Keep reading . . .

The Goose That Laid the Golden Egg

A lot of people ask us how Alpine SnowGuards got our start and made our mark in the snow management industry. Often we “make a long story short”. But we feel it’s important to know where our innovations came from. An Alpine SnowGuard innovation is the PD10 SnowGuard, the goose that laid the golden egg. Keep reading . . .