Over the course of multiple blogs, I’ve shared my opinion about the history and evolution of snow guards, as both the roofing industry and new technology have dictated. As I write and reread these postings, there are several underlying themes. One theme is that, in our quest to find better solutions to problems, change is constant. This is a good thing – when all goes well. READ THE REST….
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 READ THE REST….
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 READ THE REST….
If you’re not familiar with our backstory, it’s important for you to know that Alpine SnowGuards was founded by a former roofer who started his career in the 1970’s. Why is this important? Because you can bet he knows a thing or two about roofing – he knows that maintaining the integrity of the roof comes first and foremost. With hands-on expertise spanning 4 decades, and READ THE REST….
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 READ THE REST….
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 READ THE REST….
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 READ THE REST….
Although Alpine SnowGuards manufactures solutions for all roof types, membrane seems to be the one roof type that’s becoming more and more popular. Snow guards are an extremely important consideration for any low-friction, sloped roof, such as membrane. Because membrane is a low-friction coating, the installation of snow guards will prevent any accumulated snow from barreling off the roof, and posing a risk to anything in the area READ THE REST….
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 READ THE REST….
If you haven’t ever heard our backstory, we think it’s important for you to know that AlpineSnowGuards was founded by a former roofer who started his career in the 1970’s. Why is this important? Because you can bet he knows a thing or two about roofing – like the fact that maintaining the integrity of the roof comes first and foremost. With hands-on expertise spanning 4 decades READ THE REST….