50+ Snow Management Solutions for ALL Roof Types

What makes Alpine SnowGuards the industry leader in snow management? Experience. Dedication. Precision-based knowledge. Foresight. Brian Stearns, the President and Founder of Alpine SnowGuards started his roofing career in the slate roofing industry in the 1970’s.  As his career expanded, Brian began making his own snow guards due to the fact that he couldn’t find Keep reading….

How do I know what style snow guard I need?

For those of us who live in locations that receive any amount of snow during the course of the winter (even in the autumn and spring up here in our neck of the woods), managing rooftop snow is essential in protecting the areas immediately surrounding our homes and businesses, where people walk and play, where Keep reading….

Smart Standing Seam Solutions

When it comes to mounting solar modules or snow retention systems to metal standing seam roofs, installers rely on secure attachment points that won’t compromise the integrity of the roof. With solar installations and snow management installations often going hand-in-hand, EcoFasten Solar and our Sister Company Alpine SnowGuards wanted to share with you some innovative Keep reading….

Worth a Thousand Words

446 words – that’s how long the body of this post is….but it’s worth a thousand. Every few months we compile all of the installation images our customers send us. We’ve received a lot recently, for both EcoFasten Solar and Sister Company Alpine SnowGuards. It’s always an amazing feeling to see your company’s products attached Keep reading….

5 Reasons Your Company Should Be at the 2015 International Roofing Expo

The International Roofing Expo (IRE) has grown considerably in the past few years.  Vegas was the venue in 2014, and what a show it was, with 9,568 attendees – the largest attendance in the show’s history! This year the show is headed to New Orleans, and will run from February 24th through February 26th.  As Keep reading….

Winter Storm Juno – Not Your Gutters BFF

Let me first start by saying that I’m not a big fan of the meteorologists of the world naming winter storms.  I don’t know why it bothers me…maybe because I’m a lifelong Vermonter, and storms are par for the course?  I don’t know the reason, but I do know that I’m happy we were spared Keep reading….

A Marriage of Sun and Snow

Sister Companies Alpine SnowGuards and EcoFasten Solar work very closely together – in fact, the birth of EcoFasten Solar was made possible entirely due to the existence of Alpine SnowGuards. Formed in 1998, Alpine SnowGuards very quickly became the industry leader in snow management systems.  Being founded by a former roofer provided the knowledge and precision-based Keep reading….

New Year, New Photos to Share

First and foremost, EcoFasten Solar and our Sister Company, Alpine SnowGuards, wish you all a very happy, healthy, and prosperous New Year!  We hope you all stayed awake long enough to watch the ball drop, and that you made at least one resolution that will bring you peace of mind in 2015. With that being Keep reading….

Ancient Green Architecture

Being in the solar and snow retention industries has been, for lack of a better word, enlightening.  Never in my life have I paid more attention to what’s on a roof, or for that matter, to roofs in general.  Design features of buildings that are intended to render them green are very intriguing, and it’s Keep reading….

Don’t Overlook Solar Snow Management

With winter storm Astro already dumping almost 17” of fresh snow on some areas of the Upper Midwest and Western Great Lakes, it’s sinking in that winter has officially made its debut.  As a skier and a lover of ice fishing, I look forward to the snow.…even if it means I have to endure the Keep reading….