Snow Retention

Winter can turn treacherous with heavy snowfall. Unmanaged snow and ice buildup on your roof can create a dangerous avalanche risk, threatening not just your roof itself, but also nearby structures, gutters, and even people below. ATBEST® offers a superior solution with their S-5! pre-engineered or custom-engineered snow retention systems. Keep your roof safe and achieve peace of mind all year round with these innovative features:

  • Prevent Snow & Ice Buildup: S-5! pre-engineered or custom-engineered systems stop dangerous snow buildups from falling
  • Rigorously Tested & Compatible: Load-tested for hundreds of roof types, safeguarding your roof and everything below
  • Unmatched Warranty: Industry-leading 25-year warranty for peace of mind
X-Gard 1.0 the strongest pipe snow retention system for standing seam metal roof that can be powder coated to match your roof

X-Gard™ 1.0​

Conquer even the harshest Canadian winters with ATBEST’s X-Gard 1.0, the leading snow retention system built to handle heavy snow loads. Engineered to span up to 48 inches, the X-Gard 1.0 is our most popular choice for a reason. This innovative system is also ideal for composite panels thanks to our exclusive engineered cantilever extension, ensuring complete roof coverage and maximum protection for your valuable investment.

X-Gard™ 2.0

Experience the unparalleled strength and versatility of ATBEST’s X-Gard 2.0, the most robust snow retention system available. Engineered to handle heavy snow loads and span up to 48″, the X-Gard 2.0 can also help you save on material and installation costs. This innovative system is the only one compatible with both composite panels  and solar arrays, maximizing your rooftop’s functionality and protection in winter.

X-Gard 2.0 the strongest pipe snow retention system for standing seam metal roof that can be powder coated to match your roof
ColorGard snow retention system for standing seam metal roof that match your roof


Don’t settle for just functionality with your snow retention system. The S-5! Light Industrial ColorGard offers exceptional holding strength to keep your roof safe during winter. Plus, the optional color-matching feature ensures a sleek, unified look. This system utilizes the same flat stock material as your existing panels, creating a seamless integration that blends performance with aesthetics.


For those who prefer a traditional aesthetic, the DualGard™ snow retention system offers the perfect blend of style and functionality. This two-tube system boasts the same strength, rigorous testing, and quality you expect from S-5!®. Plus, its unique design makes it the most versatile option within the S-5! lineup. The DualGard™ system seamlessly integrates with architectural roofs with slight angles, ensuring a classic look and complete winter protection.

DualGuard tube snow retention system for standing seam metal roof that can be powder coated to match your roof


The VersaGard™ snow retention system is specifically designed for trapezoidal, exposed-fastener metal roofs. It features a factory-applied butyl sealant pre-attached to the base. This innovative feature ensures weatherproof penetrations and superior resistance to UV exposure, providing a long-lasting and reliable solution for your roof.


At ATBEST®, we don’t offer a one-size-fits-all solution. We understand every project has unique needs. That’s why we’re proud to be the first and only company in Canada to provide formally engineered custom snow retention systems. We factor in your specific requirements and load data to design a system that perfectly tackles your winter snow worries, ensuring optimal performance and peace of mind throughout the season.

ATBEST Custom Engineered Snow Retention System


S-5! snow retention systems are designed to protect your roof, not harm it. Unlike traditional methods that require drilling or screwing into the roof membrane, S-5! utilizes innovative clamping technology. These all-mechanical clamps firmly grip your roof’s standing seam with rounded set screws. This non-penetrating method ensures exceptional holding strength while safeguarding your roof’s integrity. Most importantly, it won’t void your roof manufacturer’s warranty.

Choosing the right snow retention system doesn’t have to be complicated. ATBEST® offers a variety of pre-engineered systems designed for different roof types and snow loads. Consider your roof’s profile and the amount of snowfall in your area. For heavy snowfall, X-Gard 1.0 or 2.0 are ideal. If aesthetics matter, the S-5! Light Industrial ColorGard blends seamlessly with your existing panels. Still unsure? ATBEST® experts are here to help! Contact them for a personalized recommendation and ensure a cost-effective system that keeps your roof safe all winter long.

Uncertain about the exact cost of a snow retention system? It’s understandable! Several factors influence the price, but ATBEST® makes it simple. Snowfall in your area, the slope and dimensions of your roof, and even the width of your roof panels all play a part. The good news is, ATBEST® takes a personalized approach. Their experts will analyze your project’s specifics and calculate the most cost-effective system for your needs. This ensures you get the perfect balance of protection, functionality, and affordability, keeping your roof safe winter after winter.

At ATBEST®, buying a snow retention system is a breeze. They work closely with you to find the perfect fit for your roof, considering your needs and project. Expect expert advice to ensure the most cost-effective solution. They’ll even provide a custom design layout for your roof and detailed installation instructions. Plus, their friendly team is always happy to answer any questions you have along the way. ATBEST® offers a complete package for worry-free winter protection.

Achieve a flawless, unified look for your winter roof protection with ATBEST®’s color-matching expertise. They understand the importance of aesthetics and offer powder coating options to perfectly match the color of your existing roof panels. This applies to all S-5! snow retention systems, including the ColorGard. Plus, for truly unique roof panel colors, ATBEST® can even provide color-matched 2″ flat stock for complete customization. Now you can enjoy the peace of mind of winter protection without sacrificing the visual appeal of your roof.

ATBEST® understands that a snow retention system shouldn’t be an installation headache. That’s why S-5! snow retention systems are designed for user-friendliness. They offer a straightforward installation process that most do-it-yourselfers or roofing professionals can handle.

And for added peace of mind, ATBEST® is always there to support you. If you encounter any questions or challenges during the installation, their team is readily available to provide assistance until your project is complete. This ensures a smooth and successful installation process for your winter roof protection.