In just 2 weeks Alpine SnowGuards will once again be at METALCON! I love that the show always falls in October – or as some of my friends in the industry refer to it, “ROCKtober”.
Alpine’s wide variety of options and configurations for managing rooftop snow spans all roof types, but since this week is all about METAL, take a quick peek at a few of the snow guards we’ve designed specifically for use on metal roofing.
Standing seam, or clamp-to-seam style snow guards, are designed specifically for use with metal standing seam roofs, and are available in options for both vertical and horizontal seam configurations. We offer standing seam style snow guards in pad, pipe and fence styles, and in a wide variety of powder coating options to match the roofing material.
Stop at METALCON booth 1042 and we’ll show you all of our metal solutions. (GET YOUR FREE PASS HERE)
Some of the more popular options for managing snow on those super slick, but gorgeous, metal roofs:
The uniquely shaped flag of the ASG33 adds visual interest to any roof. The flag and the block can be powder coated to suit differing tastes and roofing material colors, and are also available in mill finish and brass.
Forged from a solid block of recycled aluminum and measuring 5.25” tall, the ASG4025 is a rugged two-pipe system that utilizes 3 oval-point set screws (these all go on one side of the bracket, for anyone out there wondering). The thick fabrication is double the standard thickness to reduce twisting, and the clamp-to-seam technology will not void panel manufacturers warranties.
SnowMax-Standing Seam (Fence)
Fabricated from aircraft grade aluminum, our fence-style SnowMax is the strongest snow management system on the market. Fast and easy to install, SnowMax also saves a ton of time and money, due to the increased bracket spacing of up to 48” on center. You can also get a color inserts strip to match the roofing material. We’ve seen similar systems installed, and we know ours is the most hassle-free of all the options out there.
Corrugated metal roofing requires a different approach to managing snow, and so our snow guards have been engineered accordingly. We again offer pad, pipe and fence style snow guards for this roof type, paying special attention to maintaining the integrity of the roof.
Two of the aspects that went into the engineering of our PD80: 1) The “saddle” design holds back snow and ice while allowing melt-off and rain to flow through, and 2) Moves the standard penetration point from the water drain channel to the top of the roof, placing the penetration points above the surface of the panel.
Available in two-pipe and three-pipe options, the PP145 system employs compression technology to keep the roof watertight. The four milled countersinks on the underside of the PP145 bracket accept Simple Seal bushings, so the integrity of the roof is maintained.
Also employing our patented Simple Seal compression-fit technology, the SnowMax-Corrugated accommodates increased bracket spacing (up to 48” on center). Mechanically through-fastened, SnowMax-Corrugated is fast and easy to install, making it a super cost-efficient solution.
That’s all for now….Hope to see you in Vegas! (Looking for things to do in Vegas on the cheap? Read this)
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Alpine SnowGuards designs, engineers, and manufactures snow management systems from our facilities in Morrisville, VT. We work closely with leading roofing contractors, architects, engineering firms, developers, and roofing manufacturers to ensure we deliver quality products that do what we say they’ll do. Alpine SnowGuards can help a building qualify for LEED® credits.