Snow sliding off your roof can cause substantial damage to property, and even worse, potentially injure people below. You may not be able to predict when a rooftop snow slide will occur, but you can help control how the snow melts off your roof. All of S-5’s Snow retention systems dramatically decrease the friction between the roof and the snow, to retain it in place and allow it to evacuate in a controlled manner (thaw and sublimation). In addition, snow guards – also known as metal roof ice stops – help keep large amounts of ice from sliding off a metal roof all at once. S-5 does all this and maintains the clean lines of the roof. Protect your home or building with a quality snow bar (snow guard) system.
ColorGard is the only snow retention system good enough to be warranted for the life of the roof. Unlike other snow guards that yellow and fail over time, ColorGard’s unsurpassed holding strength controls snow migration with a perfect color-match that lasts the life of the roof. Our metal roof snow guards can be easily installed any time of the year. ColorGard can be used on Standing Seam or Exposed Fastened Roofs. Retrofit ColorGard to an existing roof or incorporate it in the new roof design.
Metal roofing offers a durable and maintenance-free roofing solution. Its lifespan is significantly reduced when inferior rooftop mounting is performed. GRIPPERFIX is a convenient method for attaching rooftop ancillaries without compromising roof integrity, warranties, or safety. GRIPPERFIX provides the cost-effective, secure, rust-free, and long-lasting metal rooftop mount you need. Common methods of securing rooftop utilities, such as satellite dishes and HVAC units, include wood or steel blocking and/or concrete blocks (for ballast) to secure equipment to the roof. These methods cause corrosive effects and other issues on metal roofs, compromising both the equipment as well as the integrity of the roof itself.
With the Universal GRIPPERFIX System, you can achieve a secure and dependable attachment, while preserving the integrity of your metal roof – and for lower costs than all the “wrong ways”!
DualGard is a two-pipe, 1” dia, (25 mm), aluminum, snow bar system that can be powder-coated or anodized to match your roof if desired. It can be used on almost any standing seam metal roof, in addition to corrugated and most trapezoidal exposed-fastened roof profiles. For standing seam metal roofs, DualGard utilizes two S-5! Mini clamps, providing a broad base of attachment for extra holding strength when compared with other two-pipe systems. For exposed-fastened profiles, DualGard uses the CorruBracket, providing you with versatile mounting options.
VersaGard is compatible with almost any trapezoidal, exposed-fastened profile. No messy sealants to apply! No chance for leaks! VersaGard comes with factory-applied butyl sealant already in the base and the S-5! patented reservoir conceals the sealant from UV exposure, preventing drying and cracks. Choose VersaGard if you are searching for a two-pipe, snow guard system on trapezoidal, exposed-fastened metal roofing. Reduce the risks associated with rooftop avalanches and reduce the need for snow removal maintenance.
X-Gard is available in both one-pipe (1.0) and two-pipe (2.0) options. X-Gard 1.0 is a clamp on snow guard for metal roofs designed for maximum load/span conditions, making it a great solution for both light and heavy-duty snow-load applications. (On light-duty applications, fewer anchorage points are required). X-Gard 1.0 utilizes the ultra-strong NEX® crossmember making it the most heavy-duty, one-pipe system currently available in the marketplace. Roofs that collect large amounts of snow require Herculean performance.
X-Gard 2.0 provides that heavy-duty, engineered assurance your project may need. This two-pipe, snow guard system is easily retrofitted to existing roofs or can be incorporated in new construction design. X-Gard offers you a non-penetrating standing seam, snow guard system designed for heavy-duty, multi-pipe applications. It is also an ideal solution for use on solar PV roofs when extra height is required. X-Gard’s proprietary 8-sided NEX® 2” pipe provides superior beam strength compared to other crossmembers. Its unique pipe shape is formed from high-tensile aluminum. Both options allow for a system spanning up to 48″ seams and both offer greater holding strength, better aesthetics, and longer service life than any other engineered pipe system on the market.
Don’t compromise form or function when it comes to choosing snow rails for your metal roof. Its non-intrusive, cylindrical shapes and smooth lines make it an architectural favorite. Our roof snow guard system in aluminum is suited to zinc, aluminum, and coated steel roofs. The brass version is available for use on copper and lead-coated, copper roofs. SnoRail’s ⅜” (10 mm) single-rod assembly provides a slender high-tech, architectural look, while still offering durable performance in light and medium-duty applications.
Favored by architects and roof designers alike, the cylindrical shapes and sleek design of our metal roof snow fence both complement the roof and seamlessly function with your standing seam metal roof design. This system in aluminum is suited to zinc, aluminum, and coated steel roofs. The brass version is available for use on copper and lead-coated copper roofs. SnoFence is suitable for most vertical and horizontal standing seam profiles of all metals with the exception of copper. Simply rotate the clamp 90° for use on horizontal seams.
S-5!’s SnoFence features a two-rail assembly – offering you architectural appeal and durable performance in medium-duty applications.
S-5! Attachment Solutions
S-5! clamps attach to the panel seam by the tightening of two “bullet-nosed” stainless steel setscrews against the seam material. (This is usually done with an industrial-grade screw gun.) The round point setscrews compress the seam material against the opposite wall of the clamp. They will “dimple” the seam material, but will not penetrate it. Threaded holes in the clamp (stainless hardware is provided) enable the easy attachment of various ancillary items to the clamps. To ensure the products tested are truly the products sold and shipped, traceability, transparency, and certified manufacturing are essential. S-5! only uses certified material, certified testing, and certified production in our own ISO 9001:15 manufacturing facility. This process ensures the quality control system performs as advertised.