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 . . .

New Copper-Plated Stainless Steel Snow Guard – the Snow Bird

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 . . .

History Repeats Itself

History Repeats Itself Maybe this could have been appropriately titled “Roofing Groundhog Day”. Yes, history repeats itself and unfortunately, for many of you who follow this blog, so do I. For the large group of you who have been following along; you have read about roofing and snow retention devices back in the late 1800’s Keep reading . . .

Re-post: Fusion-Guard is the Ultimate HYBRID Snow Guard

Alpine SnowGuards launched a revolutionary new rooftop snow management system, Fusion-Guard, late in 2019. Response to the hybrid snow guard is overwhelmingly positive, especially from project engineers and roofing contractors. One-of-a-Kind Hybrid Snow Guard Pad-Style: 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 . . .

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 . . .

Slate Roofing: Will History Repeat Itself?

A reprint of an article published by Brian Stearns, the president & founder of Alpine SnowGuards, in Slate Roof Quarterly. Will History Repeat Itself? Back during the early 1970’s a sharp rise in oil prices sent a wave of fear and frustration through the U.S. consumer base. That “Oil Crisis” had a huge impact on 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 . . .

Asphalt Shingle Roofs Need Snow Guards, Too!

It’s funny in the snow guard world. A huge focus goes to metal standing seam, membrane, slate, and tile roofs, and even solar arrays. While asphalt shingles, or composition shingles as they’re also known, are over there saying, “Heyyyyy! What about me?” Here’s a breakdown of some of our most popular snow management solutions for Keep reading . . .