The Significance of Snow Guard Layout: Pipe-Style

In my last blog I talked about the significance and importance of layout for pad-style snow guards. In short, we’ve found through trial and error that pad-style snow guards that are evenly distributed over the entire roof surface do a better job of allowing snow and ice to melt in place than individual tiers of snow guards with open roof space between them. Picture a composition READ THE REST….

From the Archives: Slate Roofing & Quality Control

Last week I found myself looking through the archives of Slate Roof Quarterly, the print newsletter that was in circulation between 1999 and 2006. Written by Alpine’s President & founder, Brian Stearns, who began his career as a slate roofing contractor.  In Volume 6.4, in the Spring of 2005, Brian dug into the quality control aspect of slate roofing. Take a look at this abridged version – READ THE REST….

From the Archives: The 3 Grades of Classification for Roofing Slates

Another week has passed and here we are, just 20 days until Christmas! I don’t know about you, but I am a total sucker for all things holiday. I adore the snow, I love the lights, the warmth, the coziness and especially the time spent with family and friends. I hope you all enjoy the holiday season and are looking forward to 2019! I just know READ THE REST….

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 READ THE REST….