Fusion-Guard Snow Management System Tested on Synthetic Slate

The Fusion-Guard, a hybrid pad-style snow guard, was created to meet snow management needs of the synthetic roof tile market. Since its introduction in late 2019, Fusion-Guard materials included aluminum, stainless steel, galvanized cold rolled steel, red brass, and custom powder-coated options. Hybrid Snow Management System The Fusion-Guard system is a “Hybrid-Style” snow managment system Keep reading . . .

Snow Bird: a New Copper-Plated Stainless Steel Snow Guard

The Snow Bird, a hybrid pad-style snow guard, was created to meet the snow retention needs of the ever-growing synthetic roofing tile market. Since its introduction in March 2021, the Snow Bird material offering has included galvanized steel, pre-powder coated dark bronze galvanized steel, brass, and custom powder-coated galvanized steel options. We are now happy Keep reading . . .

Increased Demand for Snow Guards on Synthetic Shingle Roofs

Alpine Snow Guards has seen an increased demand for installation of snow guards on synthetic shingle roofs. Is there an increase in demand for synthetic shingle roofs?” Yes, although the correlation between the demand for snow guards and synthetic shingles is not as direct as you may think. Over the years there have been a 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 . . .

Which Snow Guard is Right for My Project?

Let’s assume you’ve read my blog about the difference between pad-style snow guards (deterrent) and pipe-style snow guards (barricade). These previous posts are available on the Alpine SnowGuards website to help you determine which snow guard is right for your project. In the past, I’ve used the famous Frank Lloyd Wright approach to architecture design: Keep reading . . .