SnoRail™

An Architectural, Snow Rail for Metal Roof System That Reduces the Risk of Snow Sliding off Standing Seam and Copper Metal Roofs.

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Is S-5! SnoRail the Right Choice for Your Metal Roof?

You don’t have to 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.

Are you looking for a two-rail snow retention system? See SnoFence, VersaGard, DualGard , and X-Gard 2.0.

S-5! SnoRail Benefits:

  • Easy installation
  • Quality construction without the inconsistencies of soldered snow guards
  • Sleek, low-profile architectural aesthetics
  • Available in brass for copper batten or standing seam roofs
  • Be sure to check out the many other benefits on the snow guard overview page
Aluminum SnoRail

Pricing Starts at about $6.50 per linear foot of assembly

*Pricing above is in USD. Prices vary based on region and other factors. Pricing improves with order quantity. Broken boxes may be subject to handling charges. Call your Authorized S-5! Distributor for current pricing.

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Aluminum SnoRail

SnoRail Features

  • Low-cost, one-rail snow retention system
  • Clamps are available in aluminum or brass
  • SnoRod™ in stainless is the best choice for steel, aluminum and zinc roofs
  • SnoRod™ in brass is best for traditional copper roofing
  • Maximum clamp spacing is 24” (closer for heavier snow loads)
  • Be sure to check out the many other features on the snow guard overview page
  • S-5-ASF (“A” is for Architectural Aluminum) is suitable for use on vertical standing seams with ≤.40” seam width or horizontal (single-fold) dimension of ≥ .685”
  • S-5-BSF ("B" is for brass) is suitable for use:
    • On traditional double-folded copper standing seams with ≤.24″ compressed seam width 
    • On traditional (batten seam) dimension of ≥.50”
    • Horizontally on single-fold copper roofing with seam dimensions ≥.65”

SnoRail Works for the Following Roof Type:

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Double-Folded Standing Seam

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Single-Folded Standing Seam

SnoRail Assembly is Available in Aluminum and Brass:

Aluminum/Stainless SnoRail Components

S-5-ASF™ Clamp

Suitable for most vertical and horizontal standing seam profiles of all metals except copper (rotating the clamp 90º for horizontal seams); seam (thickness) dimension of .40″ or less.

S-5-AE™

Used at a rate of one per 50′ of assembly and at ends of assembly in lieu of ASF clamp to “fix” SnoRod, preventing excessive lateral rod migration.

SnoRod™

⅜” diameter solid stainless steel rod inserted through S-5-ASF clamps just above panel seams for SnoRail.
Contact your S-5! distributor for pricing and details on stainless steel SnoRod. (Aluminum SnoRod is not recommended.)

SnoRod Coupling

Ensures end-to-end rod alignment and continuity while allowing for thermal movement.

SnoClip™

Retards migration of snow and ice beneath crossmembers. Optional with user discretion but recommended on seam heights of 2” and greater. SnoClip is assembled to crossmember during installation.

This component is available in two sizes to accommodate various seam-height dimensions.

SnoRail Brass Works for the Following Roofs:

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Double-Folded Standing Seam (Brass)

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Single-Folded Standing Seam (Brass) S-5-BSF Only

Brass SnoRail Components

Use brass components on copper batten or standing seam roofs.

S-5-BSF

Suitable for: Fits standing seam & batten seam profiles - 16 and 24-oz. copper seam thickness.

  • Traditional double-folded copper standing seams with ≤.24″ compressed seam width 
  • Traditional (batten seam) dimension of ≥.50”
  • Horizontally on single-fold copper roofing with seam dimensions ≥.65”

S-5-BE™ Clamp

Used at a rate of one per 50′ of assembly and at ends of assembly in lieu of BSF clamp to “fix” SnoRod, preventing excessive lateral rod migration.

SnoRod

⅜” diameter solid brass rod inserted through S-5-BSF clamps just above panel seams for SnoRail. 

Contact your S-5! distributor for pricing and details on brass SnoRod.

SnoRod Coupling

Brass coupling ensures end-to-end rod alignment and continuity while allowing for thermal movement.

SnoClip™

SnoClip is only made in aluminum and is not compatible with brass assembly components.

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FAQs

When should a stainless steel SnoRod™ be used rather than aluminum?
When should SnoFence™ be used rather than SnoRail?
When should SnoClips™ be used and how many are needed?
Should the snow retention system be customized to the job?
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