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

Here’s a breakdown of some of our most popular snow management solutions for asphalt shingle roofing. Choose from 10+ snow guard options for asphalt shingle roofs on our website. Asphalt Shingled Roofs: Affordable, Aesthetic & Protective 70% of single-family homes in the US are roofed in asphalt shingles! It makes sense, right? The market domination 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 Snow Guard Projects You Shared with Us [Installation Images]

Four major projects feature installation images of Alpine SnowGuards’ snow management systems – from solar snow guards to pipe-style with ice-flag snow guard accessories. Namasté Solar in Denver, CO installed this absolutely monstrous 97.2kW residential solar array! Two solar snow management solutions were selected to help manage the heavy Denver snowfall. On the eave-edge of 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 . . .

Snow Guard Project Photos We Love!

Recently, we asked if you might have any installation images using Alpine SnowGuards that you’d be willing to share with us. “Ask and ye shall receive” could not be a truer statement. WOW, did you deliver snow guard project photos we love! We couldn’t be happier with the response we received, the amount of photos, Keep reading . . .