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

From the Archives: Road Map for Slate Roofing Success

This past week I was looking through some of our archives for a photo from 2004. Although I had zero luck in finding that photo, imagine my delight when I came across old copies of the printed (and snail-mailed) newsletter we used to put out, the Slate Roof Quarterly. The SRQ was in use/circulation for the better part of 7 years, from 1999 to 2006, and KEEP READING

A MAJOR PLAYER IN THE ROOFTOP SOLAR MOUNTING INDUSTRY IS FORMED AS ESDEC ACQUIRES ECOFASTEN SOLAR

We have very exciting news to share! I’m sure many of you have already read about, or heard about, the recent acquisition of EcoFasten Solar by Esdec, a leading European solar roof mounting solutions provider. EcoFasten Solar is the Sister company of Alpine SnowGuards. EcoFasten’s rail-free racking systems have contributed over 3 GW of U.S. installations, while Esdec has contributed to 1.9 GW of its systems KEEP READING

6 of the Most Common Snow Guard Questions We’re Asked [with Answers]

As I’ve come to learn, people have many questions when it comes to managing rooftop snow. As I’ve also come to learn, the answers to those questions aren’t as cut-and-dry as you would think, with many variables playing into the mix. With every project being different in terms of roof type, location, snow load, eave length, roof slope, snow management needs or expectations, etc, etc, etc….This KEEP READING

One Thing’s For Sure: Misconceptions Still Exist in Rooftop Snow Management

Over the past almost 3 decades we’ve heard our fair share of some of the misconceptions people have when it comes to managing snow on rooftops. To me, the one that always makes me shake my head is when people say something like, “I purposely got a metal roof so the snow would slide off easily. Why would I want to keep it up there with KEEP READING

Winter 2018-2019: More Snow than Average and Teeth-Chattering Cold

Winter 2018-2019: More Snow than Average and Teeth-Chattering Cold “More snow than average” and “teeth-chattering cold” – those are two of the phrases the folks at the Farmer’s Almanac have thrown around when referring to the winter of 2018-2019. And they should know, I mean, they’ve only been offering their predictions on the weather since 1818. Doesn’t take a genius to do that math….that’s 200 years KEEP READING

7 Questions You Should Ask Before Hiring a Roofing Contractor

So, you’re looking into getting your roof repaired….or maybe you’re in the market for a complete re-roof. If either scenario sounds familiar, there are definitely some questions you should ask prospective roofers (notice the “s” on roofers. I added it because you can do yourself a favor by talking to more than one). The questions you ask will help you make an informed decision, compare apples KEEP READING