Buckles & Cornices: Alpine’s Research Continues

Buckles: (intransitive verb) to bend or move usually under the influence of some external agency One of the roof snow management details we’re observing on our Vermont roof mock-up is “buckling”. Some roofing materials, especially those that incorporate Polyolefins in their formulation, tend to shed snow and ice quickly as demonstrated in the below video Keep reading….

Summary: Snow Guard Evolution (so far)

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 Keep reading….

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 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 Keep reading….

SnowMax: What the Competition Doesn’t Want You to Know

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 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 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 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 Keep reading….

Because Membrane Roofs Need Snow Guards, Too!

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 Keep reading….

50+ Snow Management Solutions for ALL Roof Types

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 Keep reading….