Designing a Snow Management System

At Alpine SnowGuards, we’ve been designing, engineering, and manufacturing snow management solutions for nearly 25 years! Just over 10 years ago, the founder and President of Alpine SnowGuards, Brian Stearns, wrote the below editorial for RCI Magazine. A decade is a long time, and we’re going stronger than ever (and so are our snow guards that have been installed over the years). Long story short: We’ve KEEP READING

The Correct Way to Remove Roof Snow

Alpine SnowGuards are designed to help keep snow and ice from avalanching off the roof all at once causing damage to structures, landscaping, vehicles, and most importantly, people below. When more snow than expected accumulates on the roof, it should be removed, only if it can be done so safely and without risk of injury. Avoiding damage to the roof, the building structure and anything below KEEP READING

This is Why Snow Guards & Gutters Should Go Hand-in-Hand

There are parts of our homes that most of us don’t think about all that often, until we’re forced to. One of those areas is our gutters. They’re there, they do their job, we clean debris & leaves out of them periodically throughout the year, spray them off from time to time to eliminate staining, and that’s pretty much the extent of it. But bring on KEEP READING

Beaver Creek, Colorado: Oxford Court is Dressed for Success

Every couple of months I try to publish a post showing some of the install images we’ve received recently. When Nick at Formula Roofing and Remodeling in Denver sent us some of the images of a project they’d just completed, we were thrilled. Thrilled to receive the images, thrilled at the hi-res nature of the images, and thrilled at how beautifully Alpine SnowGuards complement the roofing. KEEP READING

This is Why We Recommend Specific Snow Guard Placement

First, and most importantly, Happy New Year to our clients, partners, friends and industry peers! We hope your time over the holidays was spent with family and friends, and was a warm, memorable and happy time for everyone. I, for one, took full advantage of the extra time to catch up on some much-needed sleep! My Son is at the age (12) where he’ll sleep until KEEP READING

A Historical Look at Rooftop Snow Management

When I have a conversation with people I’m just meeting for the first time, “what do you do for work?” is always one of the questions that pops up. After I say, “I’m in Marketing for Alpine SnowGuards – a company that manufactures snow guards”….the next question I’m asked: “What’s a snow guard?” It’s actually a great question – I mean, how many of you, if not in the KEEP READING

6 Standing Seam Solutions You Need to Know About

When it comes to snow management systems and metal standing seam roofs, installers rely on secure attachment points that won’t compromise the integrity of the roof. We at Alpine SnowGuards wanted to share with you our innovative solutions for metal standing seam roofs (don’t forget, our product lines consist of systems for all roof types). Drumroll, please…. Alpine SimpleGuard Launched at METALCON 2017, the Alpine SimpleGuard KEEP READING

From the Archives: The 3 Grades of Classification for Roofing Slates

Another week has passed and here we are, just 20 days until Christmas! I don’t know about you, but I am a total sucker for all things holiday. I adore the snow, I love the lights, the warmth, the coziness and especially the time spent with family and friends. I hope you all enjoy the holiday season and are looking forward to 2019! I just know KEEP READING

Installation Animation Compilation (Say THAT 3 Times Fast!)

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving, and I also hope you all remembered to set your scales back 10 pounds…. You may already be aware that we’ve developed install animations for some of our snow management systems. I thought it would be a great idea to put all of the animations together, in one easy to view, easy to recall post, so you could KEEP READING

Managing Snow: It’s What We Know

Does your roof sport a solar array? If the answer is yes, congratulations – it’s one of the best investments you’ll ever make, and the ROI can’t be beat. When it comes to managing the snow on your array, you’ve come to the right place. Alpine SnowGuards has been an industry leader in rooftop snow management for over 20 years, and our solar snow management line KEEP READING