Why We Love SnowMax (and You Should, Too!)

If you haven’t ever heard our backstory, we think it’s important for you to know that AlpineSnowGuards was founded by a former roofer who started his career in the 1970’s.

Why is this important? Because you can bet he knows a thing or two about roofing – like the fact that maintaining the integrity of the roof comes first and foremost. With hands-on expertise spanning 4 decades (!), and a team who is not only rich with talent and drive, and the foresight to know what systems our customers need before they even know it, we have become the industry leader in snow management systems.

One of those systems is the best-selling SnowMax family of products, which includes fence-style snow management systems available in configurations engineered specifically for use on standing seam metal roofing, metal corrugated roofing, membrane roofing, and even on solar PV arrays!

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(SnowMax-Standing Seam, available in options for both vertical and horizontal seams)

Fabricated from aircraft-grade aluminum, SnowMax has become known as the strongest snow management system on the market. The fast, easy installation, and the increased bracket spacing (up to 48” on center) means using SnowMax will not only save you time, it will save you money as well….and who doesn’t want to save money?

Check out our quick install animation to see how easy it is to install, and to see exactly how it works.


The fence features a grooved front that accepts an optional color insert strip (as seen in photo below) to match your roofing material (or the frame of your solar modules), and because all Alpine SnowGuards’ products are tested in-house, as well as in the field by roofing contractors, you can rely on SnowMax to do exactly what we say it’ll do: keep snow in its place.


(Images from Valor Systems, LLC Norman, OK)

The system can accommodate optional fixed position ice flags on metal roofing, which will hang from the bar between the brackets to help keep snow and ice from sliding underneath (you can see them in between seams in the image below).


(Image from Holland Roofing Florence, KY)

If you haven’t used SnowMax yet, you should. We are more than confident that you and your customers will be happy with the ease of install, the time and cost saving features, and the overall look of the finished project. It really is a beautiful and functional addition to any roof.

With over 50 styles to choose from, Alpine SnowGuards designs, engineers, and manufacturers snow guards for all roof types, new or retrofit.

Rugged, versatile designs – made in the U.S.A. from recycled materials.

Have questions? Let us know – that’s what we’re here for!

Want a sample? We can do that!


We keep snow in its place



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Alpine SnowGuards®  designs, engineers, and manufactures snow management systems from our facilities in Morrisville, VT. We work closely with leading roofing contractors, engineering firms, developers, and roofing manufacturers to ensure we deliver quality products that do what we say they’ll do.

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