Designing a Snow Management System

At Alpine SnowGuards, we’ve been designing, engineering, and manufacturing snow management solutions for nearly 25 years! Just over 10 years ago, the founder and President of Alpine SnowGuards, Brian Stearns, wrote the below editorial for RCI Magazine. A decade is a long time, and we’re going stronger than ever (and so are our snow guards that have been installed over the years). Long story short: We’ve KEEP READING

METALCON 2017

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 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

Managing Snow on Solar: You Have Options

At Alpine SnowGuards and EcoFasten Solar, we know that managing snow on a solar array can be tricky business. In North America, over 75% of the roofs installed on residential construction projects are asphaltic composition shingles. If you live in or own a building with this type of roofing, and live in an area that receives snow and ice, you’ve probably never experienced a significant roof 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

T-Minus One Week Until the SPI Show Floor Opens!

WHAT?!?!….am I the only one who feels like SPI 2013 was just a few months ago?  It’s astounding how quickly this past year has gone. If you plan on being there, stop by and say hi to the EcoFasten Solar® crew at booth #2351.  Making our booth their home for the show this year are Brian (President & Founder), Addie (Technical Team, and the EcoFasten voice 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

The Proof is on the Roof: Installation Images

At the end of April I published a post entitled, “Sometimes you just want to see photos!” – since then, we’ve unveiled our completely revamped EcoFasten Solar® website, exhibited at PV America in Boston, and today through Thursday, at Intersolar in San Francisco (stop by booth #9033 and see what’s new). During all of the excitement this year has brought, lots of you have been sending KEEP READING