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

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

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