Can I install Alpine SnowGuards on an existing roof?

Yes, we have a wide variety of snow guard options that will work on existing roofs or new roof construction.

What roof types are Alpine SnowGuards compatible with?

We make a snow guard for all roof types—for metal, shingle, tile, slate, membrane, solar panels and everything in between. You can learn more by visiting our Our Products page and search for the best fit for your needs or click here to view our simple application chart.

Where should snow guards be placed?

Snow guards should be placed on all roof surfaces to protect against snow damage below. It is especially important to install them above entryways, walkways, gathering areas, landscaping, parking areas, ground-mounted mechanicals, lower roofs, valleys, crickets, gutters, and vents.

Are Alpine SnowGuards available in a color to match my roof?

Yes, we offer pre-painted Kynar stock using the Firestone Una-Clad color system. We also offer powder-coating options using the RAL TIGER Drylac® exterior powder coating system.

Who should install snow guards?

We recommend installation by a trained professional, such as roofing contractors or gutter installation companies.

Do snow guards keep all the snow and ice on the roof?

No. Our snow guards are specifically designed to prevent entire roof loads of snow from dumping or avalanching all at once. Small amounts of snow and ice will still melt off.

Will snow guards prevent icicles from forming?

Inadequate insulation, air leaks and improper ventilation can cause a build-up of water between the snow and the roof surface, resulting in the formation of icicles. Snow guards will not prevent icicles from forming.

How many snow guards will I need?

This depends on several factors including roof slope, rafter length, building orientation and snow load. You can fill out our Layout Request Form, and we will provide you with a free recommended layout.

Where can I purchase Alpine SnowGuards?

Our snow guards are available directly from Alpine SnowGuards, as well as through many building supply companies and distributors nationwide. If you are looking for a distributor near you, please give us a call 1-888-766-4273 or email us at