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

Designing a Snow Management System

At Alpine SnowGuards, we’ve been designing, engineering, and manufacturing snow management solutions for nearly 25 years! And almost 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 still going strong (and so are our snow guards that have been installed over the years). Long story short: We’ve been KEEP READING

EcoFasten Solar to Debut FOUR New Products at Intersolar!

With just 20 days separating us from opening day of Intersolar N.A., the excitement in the air is palpable here at EcoFasten Solar. Everyone from Marketing (hey wait, that’s me!), to sales, production and shipping is getting stoked. That familiar July feeling is here….on the home front, that’s a very welcome feeling, especially up here in VT, where we still had snow on the ground in May. And 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

Tile Roofs: 8 Essential Tips For Successful PV Mounting

Our R&D and Engineering teams have invested a lot of time in developing PV mounting solutions for tile roofs. Our end goal is always to provide installers with solutions that are easy to install, minimize your time on the roof, won’t break the bank, and that meet and exceed all known building codes. Tile roofing is a completely different animal than installing on comp shingle, metal, KEEP READING

EcoFasten’s CorruSlide: An Interactive 3D Model

It’s been a little over a year since I’ve written about CorruSlide, one of our solar roof mount solutions for installing solar on corrugated metal roofing.  I was all ready to sit down this morning and write a great post….until I remembered that not only do we already have a great post about CorruSlide to re-share (below), we also have an equally great 3D model, which shows KEEP READING

Cut Installation Costs with NEW SimpleBlock from EcoFasten Solar

When it comes to mounting solar on metal standing seam roofing, our ASG Clamps have been a go-to for installers for years now, due not only to the ease of installation, but also because the two oval-point set screws don’t penetrate the roofing material or void roofing manufacturer’s warranties. We’ve heard great things about our clamps, and like the innovators we are, we’ve been focused on KEEP READING

EcoFasten Solar Tradeshow Calendar: Remainder of 2017

As Q1 comes to a close, the crew at EcoFasten Solar finds ourselves with 3 tradeshows already behind us. I just can’t believe how fast the time goes! And even though we always send thank you and follow-up emails, I still would like to say in this (very) public forum, “THANK YOU”. Thank you to all current and future clients who stopped by our booths. Thank 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