Installation Images: Ask and Ye Shall Receive

Ahhhh. Summer. It’s finally here! We got our first snowfall in October last year, so this has been a long time coming, and, for this lady anyway, it’s a very welcome change. It’s in the late Spring or early Summer that I send one of our, “Do you have install images to share?” emails. You know what they say: Ask and ye shall receive. Let me KEEP READING

Project Photo Series: Spotlight on PP235LS

I think probably the coolest thing about my job here at Alpine SnowGuards is the interaction and partnerships we have with our clients. I don’t mean that in a broad, general sort of way, I mean truly, real connections. Maybe it’s because I’m an extrovert. Maybe it’s because I love meeting new people. Maybe it’s because I’m the baby of 9 kids. Or maybe it’s a KEEP READING

Solar Snow Management Application Chart – Alpine SnowGuards & EcoFasten Solar

If a solar install project you’re working on or have completed requires a snow management solution, you’ll want to read this. And if you’re in New England, like us, you woke up to a TON of snow this morning, so this is as great a time as any to talk about snow on solar. We had 30” this morning when I left, and it’s still snowing KEEP READING

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 a design rugged enough for the slate roofing projects he was KEEP READING

PP225 Three-Pipe System: Snow Has Met its Match

Looking for a straightforward snow management system for slate roofing?  Give our PP225 Three-Pipe Height Adjustable system a try, and discover a rugged, versatile, and attractive solution. Matt, our resident Animator, recently created this animation, to show how easy it is to install the system. We could explain it to you, but if you watch this video once, you’ll “get it” right away. Let us know what 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 animals live, where our expensive landscaping resides, and where our cars 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 skills needed to engineer systems that would not only work, but 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 said, we thought it would be fun to share a few 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 slippery roads, the hauling in of firewood, and the shoveling that KEEP READING

Winterize Your Roof in 10 Easy Steps

It’s hard to admit, but deep down you know it…. winter is literally lurking around the corner (and on the ski slopes on the mountain behind my house this early in October!) The scorching heat of summer has been replaced by leaves changing color, falling off their branches, and fluttering about our lawns (especially up here in Vermont). October brings us apple picking, apple cider drinking, carving jack-o-lanterns, Halloween, KEEP READING