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

4 Projects You Shared with Us [Installation Images]

If you’re a regular reader of our blog, as I know many of you are, you know that every few months we have new project installation images to share with our readers. And this time it’s no different – with a slew of our clients sending us their project and installation photos, I’m sure you can imagine how hard it must be to choose just 3-4 KEEP READING

Especially for You: Calculator Upgrade – Phase II

Our top-rated gratitude simulator has been upgraded is better than ever with a slick new appreciation interface and now features synthetic smile technology. Just kidding, but not too far off the mark…. Back in July, we launched Phase I of our Online Project Calculator upgrades. Those updates included the integration of pad-style snow guards, making our somewhat archaic pad-style calculator obsolete. We also added a summary KEEP READING

7 Questions to 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

7 Pipe-Style Snow Guard Accessories and How to Install Them

If you’ve ever installed a pipe-style snow guard, you know there are accessories that were designed specifically to be used with the system. Some are necessary requirements of a successful snow management system, while others are optional additions that were designed to beef up the way your system manages the snow on your roof. It’s important to note that most snow guard accessories are used to KEEP READING

Enter Our “Who Wore it Best?” Photo Contest for a Chance to Win!

2018 has been an exciting year for Alpine SnowGuards so far. Not only have we seen the designs of EIGHT new products become a reality (and a success), we’ve also decided to develop some new marketing materials. Don’t get me wrong – ads, editorials, blogs, newsletters, and social updates are all aspects of my job that I enjoy very much, and there’s just something about the KEEP READING