X-Gard™ 2.0

The Most Robust Two-Pipe System on the Market. If Bigger Is Better, Then This Is the Best System in Our Snow Guard Arsenal.

X-Gard 2.0 Brochure

Why Choose X-Gard 2.0 to Protect Your Metal Roof From the Risk of Unexpected Snow Slides?

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. 

When a One-Pipe, Snow Retention System is enough, see X-Gard 1.0

Benefits:

  • The strongest snow retention system on the market
  • Perfect for insulated metal panel (IMP) roofs with seam spacing of 36” - 48”
  • Roof warranties left intact with this zero-penetration system for standing seam roofs 
  • Low-cost, job-specific P.E. wet stamp available
  • Engineer a system with B.O.M. for any site-specific roof with the online S-5! Snow Guard Calculator

Be sure to check out the many other benefits on the snow guard overview page.

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Pricing Starts at about $11.00 per linear foot of assembly

Costs vary widely with size of purchase and project specifics.

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X-Gard 2.0 Features:

  • NEX® pipe crossmember spans up to 4’
  • Proprietary octagonal crossmember prevents rotation and is much stronger than a conventional round pipe
  • Finished system height above panel is 7” - 9” depending on seam dimension 
  • Double-clamp design for each bracket
  • Compatible with standard S-5! clamps
  • Can be painted, powder-coated or anodized
  • 8’ nominal pipe length for easy shipping and handling
  • Comes with an easy-to-use, engineered splice kit
  • X-Clip retards snow migration beneath the system, extending all the way to the roof surface using a EPDM rubber foot for protection
  • Be sure to check out the many other features on the snow guard overview page

X-Gard 2.0 Works for the Following Roof Type

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Standing Seam

X-Gard™ 2.0 Components

2-Pipe System Using NEX® Pipe

Unique, octagonal high-tensile aluminum crossmember spans up to 48".

Installs in 8' lengths.

X-Gard 2.0 Bracket

Octogonal-shaped, one-piece bracket secures both pipe crossmembers to clamps. 

X-Gard Endcap

Black vinyl endcap keeps rain, dirt or debris out of the pipes.

X-Clip II™ (Optional)

Retards snow sliding under crossmember. Integrated rubber “foot” prevents abrasion of panel finish.

Fits seam heights - 1″ (25 mm) up to 1-3/4″ (44.5 mm). Fits up to 2″ (51 mm) vertical seams, but not 2″ (51 mm) horizontal seams.

X-Clip III™ (Optional)

Retards snow sliding under crossmember. Integrated rubber “foot” prevents abrasion of panel finish.

X-Clip III is designed for seam heights of 2" (51 mm) up to 3" (76 mm). Should not be used on 3” horizontal seams.

Splice

Joins adjacent Nex® crossmembers to maintain structural continuity. Splice automatically provides for thermal linear expansion and contraction of the X-Gard assembly.

Splice comes with NEX® Pipe.

Compatible S-5! Clamp

See individual pages to select the best attachment solution for your metal roof profile. View clamp overview page.

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