Managing Snow: It’s What We Know

Does your roof sport a solar array? If the answer is yes, congratulations – it’s one of the best investments you’ll ever make, and the ROI can’t be beat. When it comes to managing the snow on your array, you’ve come to the right place. Alpine SnowGuards has been an industry leader in rooftop snow management for over 20 years, and our solar snow management line KEEP READING

Snow Guards & Membrane Roofing

♥See our FALL IN LOVE WITH FEBRUARY special at the end of this post♥ Our talented CAD Designer/Animator, Matt, has done some really amazing work forAlpine SnowGuards and Sister Company EcoFasten Solar, in the form of install animations for some of our top products. Take a look at this one, for our PP115 two or three pipe system for membrane roofing: So easy, right? The PP115 system was designed specifically KEEP READING

DANGER: FALLING ICE AND SNOW

We’ve all seen it – snow and ice falling from a rooftop, crashing to the ground below. There are countless videos online showing the occurrence (and the result of) a roof avalanche – none seeming to end well. Cars are destroyed, landscaping crushed, and most importantly, anyone in nearby proximity to the building on the ground below is in harm’s way. Just this past week, in KEEP READING

3 Ways to Prevent a Solavalanche

Most of you already knew this, but in case you didn’t (it never hurts repeating), Alpine SnowGuards led the charge in engineering snow management systems that were designed specifically for use on solar arrays. In fact, we currently manufacture 3 systems, each with its own unique features, making deciding which system to go with a walk in the park! So, what are these systems, and what 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

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

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

Installation Photos: A Solution for Every Roof Type

Solar.  We all know it’s a big deal.  Installations are at an all-time record high, with 140,000 new installs in 2013, and almost 6.6 GW forecasted to come online through 2014.  Q1 of 2014 saw a 79% increase in installed solar PV over the same period in 2013.  The future looks bright, my friends. With so many roof types out there, we’ve developed a solution for KEEP READING

Discover Solar Snow Management Before the Snow Flies

I’ve written about the phenomenon of roof avalanches before, and how to put an end to them for good.  Just last night, as I glanced at the calendar in my kitchen pantry, I realized my Son goes back to school in less than a month, and I thought it would be a good idea to revisit this topic again, especially since (gasp!) fall will be here KEEP READING