Fusion-Guard Snow Retention System Tested on Synthetic Slate

The Fusion-Guard, a hybrid pad-style snow guard, was created to meet snow retention needs of the synthetic roof tile market. Since its introduction in January 2020, Fusion-Guard materials included aluminum, stainless steel, galvanized cold rolled steel, red brass, and custom powder-coated options. Hybrid Snow Retention System The Fusion-Guard system is a “Hybrid-Style” snow retention system Keep reading . . .

Snow Guards For Custom Tile Applications

For over 20 years, Alpine SnowGuards has designed, engineered, and tested snow retention devices for many roof types. Throughout this time, hundreds of projects have required custom snow guards. Whether the reason is a unique roof type or the desire to achieve a specific look, Alpine has solutions for any snow retention needs. One of Keep reading . . .

Snow Guard Performance: ASG Ledge-Guard Two-Rod Variation

On the final weekday of February, with a warm weekend in the forecast, the team at Alpine SnowGuards performance tested the two-rod variation of the ASG LedgeGuard. With spring encroaching and the winter snow depleting; we took the weather into our own hands, applying 6-8” of dense snow onto the ledge guard mock-up. The snow Keep reading . . .

Can a Snow Guard Manufacturer Guarantee Their Snow Retention Device will Retain ALL Snow and Ice on a Rooftop?

Asking if a snow retention device will retain all snow and ice on a rooftop is a very important question. It is also a very important answer to understand. Before I answer, I’d like to ask a similar question “Will a dam hold back all of the water that could accumulate behind it?” On the Keep reading . . .

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 . . .

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 . . .

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 . . .

Snow Guard Performance Research: Managing Snow on Synthetic Slate Shingles

This article touches on managing snow on synthetic slate shingles as observed from our snow guard performance testing facility in Morrisville, Vermont between mid-January – early March, 2020. We will follow up with reports on composition shingles, corrugated metal, slate and tile, membrane and solar panels. Winter conditions in the eastern region of the U.S. 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 . . .