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It can be designed as a one or two-pipe system spanning up to 48". Tests have proven the X-Gard™ to be the strongest Snow Retention System in the market.
Why 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 enables 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 our S-5! 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.

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. 

ATB Color Chart


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 are paired with a locally-purchased round pipe, or, with our patented NEX® 2.0 Pipe.

                         X-Gard 2.0                                                       X-Gard 2.0                  
         2-Pipe System Using NEX® 2.0                2-Pipe System Using 1.9 Round Pipe

XGard 2PNex 021314 1.00XGard 2PRound 021314 1.00  S 5 XGard 1
                        X-Gard 1.0                                                        X-Gard 1.0 
        1-Pipe System Using NEX® 2.0                 1-Pipe System Using 1.9 Round Pipe
XGard 1PNex 021314 1.01XGard 1PRound 021314 1.01     
We provide optional powder coating to closely match your color theme.


Any loads imposed upon the S-5! clamps will be transferred to the roof panels to which they are attached. Roof panels must be adequately fastened to building structure to resist these loads.  For critical installations, contact the roof panel manufacturer for specific test data of ultimate tensile load on specific panel materials and seam types.  When relying upon testing load values, setscrew tensions should be verified and factors of safety should be used as appropriate. Always install ATB | S-5! systems in strict accordance with manufacturer’s published installation instructions.

Free 25-Year Limited Warranty:
All S-5! products and components are warranted to be free from defects in material and workmanship.
Maintenance is not normally required for ATB | S-5! Products.
Under extreme conditions, periodic inspection is advised and minor adjustments may be necessary. If cleaning is desired, systems can be washed with mild soap and water with a clean potable water rinse. 

Any clarifications?... don't hesitate to contact your ATB | S-5! Representative at: atbest.ca | s-5.ca