Solving as Many Snow Guard Challenges as Possible

Thank you for the outpouring of well wishes from all of you who have commented on my retirement from the solar industry. Yes, it’s official. April 15th was my last day with EcoFasten Solar. To all of the close friends, hard-working employees who care, honest competitors that did not knock me off, customers who paid their bills on time, selfless solar industry associations focused on world READ THE REST….

Some Important News About our President, Brian Stearns

Please see below for an important announcement from EcoFasten Solar, an Esdec Company…. April 16, 2019   We’d like to share some important company news with you.   Brian Stearns, president and founder of EcoFasten Solar, has decided to retire from solar, in order to spend more time with his family and pursue other interests.   Since founding the company in 2007, Brian has grown EcoFasten READ THE REST….

NEW! Alpine LedgeGuard Mitigates the Risk of Falling Ice and Snow

When I started working with the team here at Alpine SnowGuards back in 2013, I could tell within the first few moments of walking in the door that this was a company that fosters innovation. Watching the product lifecycle in process was exciting (and still is)! Over the years, I’ve witnessed countless custom designs come to fruition, first on paper, then via a 3D printed model READ THE REST….

Project Images You’ll Want to See!

You’re probably used to it by now – every few months, I gather the project images we’ve received from our clients and put them together in one post, so we can all revel in their beauty (seriously – they’re beautiful!) This time around I would like to share images from 3 projects. PROJECT #1 THE CONTRACTOR: Gillespie Contracting – Glenmoore, PA THE PROJECT: Haverford College, Haverford, READ THE REST….

Shingle Roofs Need Snow Guards, Too!

It’s funny in the snow guard world. A huge focus goes to metal standing seam, membrane, slate, tile and even solar, while Comp Shingle is standing over there saying, “heyyyyy! What about me?” It strikes me as comical because shingle roofs need snow guards, too! 70% of single-family homes in the US are roofed in shingles! It makes sense, right? I mean, the market domination of READ THE REST….

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 READ THE REST….

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 READ THE REST….

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 READ THE REST….

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. READ THE REST….

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 READ THE REST….