The Significance of Snow Guard Layout: Pad-Style

The layout of snow guards has always been a highly-debated topic – one that’s continually being studied. An American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) committee has been formed to develop a testing standard to determine what a snow guard is and what it does physically. This means that when tested for shear and pullout 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 . . .

Snow Management System Design Elements

I want to start off by saying that I am really enjoying writing these blogs! What a great opportunity to share acquired knowledge and re-connect with the industry. Thank you for reading, and thank you for your questions. Two weekends ago, my wife and business partner, Sandy and I visited a ranch in Montana where Keep reading . . .

This is Why We Recommend Specific Snow Guard Layouts

Alpine SnowGuards provides many recommended snow guard layouts daily for projects, big and small, all across North America and beyond. Sign up for our Online Project Calculator to receive recommendations and pricing specific to your projects. First Row of Snow Guards Install above Outer Wall or Outermost Roof Support Our snow guard layouts always start Keep reading . . .