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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
Several Alpine SnowGuards’ customers reached out to us between 2010-2012 hoping we could provide solar snow management for PV arrays. This was an entirely new snow management problem that was evolving right along with the solar industry. This new problem stemmed from solar PV arrays installed on composition shingle roofs that don’t shed “much” snow Keep reading . . .
It’s here, simple and cost effective. It works on any roof surface. It’s a pad-style snow guard and it’s a pipe-style snow guard. The Fusion-Guard is a hybrid design that should’ve have been invented sooner. A product so revolutionary, I’ve never seen anything like it in the 42 years I’ve been in the roofing business. Keep reading . . .
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 . . .
It’s January 2nd, 2020. As I sit down to collect some thoughts for the business year and decade ahead, it’s hard to believe how quickly the last 10 years have passed. I heard a news announcer yesterday use the expression “The Roaring 20’s”. I like that. The outlook feels much more optimistic than it felt Keep reading . . .
A reprint of an article about Slate Roofs & the Importance of “Attic Stock” published by Brian Stearns, the president & founder of Alpine SnowGuards, in Slate Roof Quarterly. The term “Attic Stock” is recognized by too few people in the slate industry. Attic stock is a reserve supply of roofing slate that is left Keep reading . . .
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 . . .