Winter Storm Juno – Not Your Gutters BFF

Let me first start by saying that I’m not a big fan of the meteorologists of the world naming winter storms.  I don’t know why it bothers me…maybe because I’m a lifelong Vermonter, and storms are par for the course?  I don’t know the reason, but I do know that I’m happy we were spared from the brunt of Juno.  Early on, my favorite local weatherman was warning us about “a lot” of snow headed our way.

To us, up here in the Green Mountains, “a lot” is considered more than 2 feet.  I remember on Valentine’s Day of 2007 we got dumped on with 48” in 24 hours. Now THAT’S a storm!  Thank goodness for snow blowers.  It was fun, though, being hunkered down, insulated from the outside in, and walking down the driveway with a literal wall of snow on either side of you.


Anyway, the whole point of this post is not to talk about the naming of winter storms.  It’s to talk about an element on our homes that most of us don’t think about all that often, until we have to.  I’m talking about our gutters.  They’re there, they do their job, we clean debris & leaves out of them periodically throughout the warmer months, spray them off from time to time to eliminate staining, and that’s pretty much the extent of it.

But bring on a storm like Juno, especially for those in the hardest hit areas like Boston, and those almost forgotten gutters need some serious attention.  3 feet of snow will pack a wallop to your gutters, since they are directly in the line of fire of a roof avalanche. It’s this time of year, and this type of storm, that gets you thinking about things like, “I really should have had snow guards installed” (either that or, “I really should have move South”).


I won’t mince words….you should definitely have snow guards installed, even if the area you live in receives only traces of snow on a yearly basis, one storm is all it takes.  Your gutters and the areas immediately surrounding your home (landscaping, your deck, porch, air conditioning unit, BBQ grill, cars, people, and pets) deserve protection from avalanching snow.  Think of it as preventative maintenance.


Alpine SnowGuards is here to help.  As the industry leader in the design, engineer, and manufacture of almost 50 snow management systems, we have a solution for every roof type, available in many style, material, and color options, all of which have been fabricated through precision-based knowledge.  You see, the founder of Alpine SnowGuards is a former roofer with over 2 decades of experience, and so he and our team understand just how important maintaining the integrity of your roof is.  Our snow guard systems won’t void roofing manufacturer’s warranties, and they are all rugged, extensively tested, and versatile by design – not to mention we have a style to compliment every roof, and to please every taste.

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Our products are all made in the U.S.A., which means faster lead times for you! Utilizing recycled materials, and being a LEED Certified company gives you added confidence in knowing that we are committed to excellence.

Our Customer Service team is truly second to none, and would be happy to provide a free recommended layout for your specific snow guard project.  Want to see a free sample first?  Just let us know.

Have questions?  Please don’t hesitate to email us or give us a call at 888-766-4273.  That’s what we’re here for!

Check out the complete product line on our website, where you can search by roof type or by snow guard style. We’ve even developed a system specifically for use on solar arrays – Solar SnowMax.

So, before that next storm hits (“Kari” is next in line, for those of you who want to follow along), get those snow guards installed!  You’d be surprised how easy and cost-effective it really is.  Your gutters will thank you.

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Alpine SnowGuards will be exhibiting at the 2015 International Roofing Expo (IRE) in New Orleans, February 24-26.  Stop by booth #226, say hi, and see what’s new!  We’ll be sharing space with our Sister Company, EcoFasten Solar and couldn’t be more excited to see everyone.  Haven’t had the chance to register yet?  Don’t worry, there’s still time.

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