X-Gard™ 1.0

Tests have proven the X-Gard™, clamp on snowguards for metal roofs, with the amazingly strong NEX® 2.0 pipe, to be the strongest pipe-system on the market. X-Gard 1.0 is our one-pipe system spanning up to 48″ seams.

X-Gard Components

Finish Options: X-Gard is designed to preserve the coveted aesthetics of the metal roof. Based upon project needs, X-Gard can be painted, powder coated, or anodized as chosen by the customer. These finish option are available from limited S-5! distributors. Please contact distributors to discuss finish options and cost.

Versatility in Pipe Snow Retention: X-Gard can be purchased as a one- or two-pipe system, using Mini or standard S-5! clamps, depending on project specifics including pitch and snow load.

The single- and double-pipe options can also be paired with a locally-purchased round pipe (supplied by third-party), or, for superior holding strength, X-Gard can be paired with the NEX 2.0 pipe.


X-Gard 1.0
1-Pipe System Using NEX 2.0

X-Gard 1.0
1-Pipe System Using 1.9 Round Pipe

X-Clip II™ or X-Clip III™ are optional components that can be added to your X-Gard 1.0 or X-Gard 2.0 snow retention system to further retard the migration of snow. X-Clip has a special integrated rubber “foot” to prevent abrasion of the panel’s finish. It rests on the back of the pipe and extends down to the flat of the roofing panel.


X-Clip II
X-Clip II is especially made for seam heights of 1″ (25 mm) and 1-3/4″ (44.5 mm). It will also fit 2″ (51 mm) vertical seams, but not 2″ (51 mm) horizontal.

X-Clip III
X-Clip III is designed for seam heights of 2″ (51 mm) up to 3″ (76 mm).

Lasting Quality: The X-Gard brackets, as well as the attachment clamps, are precision-machined, high-tensile, aircraft-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. Like 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.

X-Gard in Action
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