X-Gard™ 2.0

Tests have proven the X-Gard™ 2.0, with the amazingly strong NEX® 2.0 pipe, to be the strongest pipe-system on the market used for snow retention for metal roofs. It is our two-pipe system spanning up to 48″ seams. S-5 carries an extensive selection of snow guard systems. Once you find the equipment you need we work with trusted distributors in your area to get it to you quickly and efficiently.

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 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 2.0
2-Pipe System Using NEX 2.0

X-Gard 2.0
2-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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