S5_XGardSnowRetention-021314_1.00Why use the S-5! X-Gard?

X-Gard is the newest snow retention innovation from S-5!®

It can be designed as a one- or two-pipe system spanning up to 48″. No other pipe snow retention system on the market has proven stronger than X-Gard™.

The innovative double-clamp design allows X-Gard™ to provide unprecedented holding strength when attached with S-5!’s standard or even mini-sized clamps. The employment of two clamps with each bracket and the unique shape of the NEX® 2.0 pipe enable a properly installed X-Gard™ system to provide a reliable snow retention solution in a wide variety of situations.

X-Gard™ is mechanically attached with patented round-point setscrews, gripping the seam securely without penetration and without damage to the panel’s protective finishes.

This new snow retention solution can be easily retrofitted to existing roofs or incorporated into new construction design. It can be installed any time during the year on almost any metal roof profile.

These are special order items and require additional time to ship.

X-Gard 2.0

2-Pipe System Using NEX® 2.0


X-Gard 2.0

2-Pipe System Using 1.9 Round Pipe


X-Gard 1.0

1-Pipe System Using NEX® 2.0


X-Gard 1.0

1-Pipe System Using 1.9 Round Pipe


Lasting Quality

The X-Gard™ brackets, as well as the attachment clamps, are precision-machined, high-tensile, high quality aluminum, not cast or plastic. All related hardware is non-ferrous stainless steel for lasting performance.

X-Gard™ has greater holding strength, better aesthetics, and longer service life than any other engineered pipe system on the market. As is also true of the S-5! ColorGard® and SnoRail™/SnoFence™ snow rentention systems, pound-for-pound, X-Gard™ provides better holding strength than individual cleats.

X-Gard™ attachment clamps have been tested for load-to-failure results on most major metal roof brands and profiles. The independent lab test data can be used for load-critical designs and applications.

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