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Tests have proven the X-Gard™, with the amazingly strong NEX® 2.0 pipe, to be the strongest pipe-system on the market. X-Gard 2.0 is our two-pipe system spanning up to 48″ seams.
  • Overview

    Why Snow Retention?

    When snow accumulations begin to melt, the result can be catastrophic as the blanket of snow avalanches off the roof dumping tons of snow onto anything in its path. It can damage landscape, gutters, adjacent roofs, vehicles and cause injury or death to passers-by. X-Gard pipe retention systems dramatically reduce these risks associated with rooftop avalanches, maintaining the clean lines of the roof! X-Gard can be designed and engineered on a site-specific basis, and lasts as long as the roof itself.

    Why use the S-5! X-Gard?

    X-Gard is the newest snow retention innovation from S-5!. 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 clamps. The employment of two clamps with each bracket and the unique shape of the NEX® 2.0 pipe enable 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 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.

  • Components

    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.

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    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™
    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.

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    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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    Saskatchewan Transportation Company (STC) buildling in Saskatchewan, Canada

  • Packaging

    X-Gard 2.0 Packaging

    Contact your distributor for pricing and ordering. Broken box quantities may incur additional charges.

    X-Gard 2.0
    Product packages in boxes of 32 and cases of 32.

    8′ NEX 2.0 Pipe Mill Finish
    Product packages in boxes of 300 and cases of 300.

    X-Clip II
    Product packages in boxes of 80 and cases of 80.

    X-Clip III
    Product packages in boxes of 60 and cases of 60.

    X-Gard End Caps
    Product packages in boxes of 0 and cases of 32.

    Setscrews, flanged bolts and a screwgun bit tip are included in each box.

    See our full line-up of clamps for detailed information and pricing.

    To help you and your distributor design a X-Gard 2.0 system for your purposes, check out our Web-based calculator.

    Note: Do not use X-Gard 2.0 with attachment spacing greater than 32" (81.3 cm). Custom X-Gard 2.0, Splice and SnoClips™ are available for seam spacing greater than 32" (81.3 cm). Please inquire through a distributor.

  • Installations

    X-Gard 2.0 Installation

    Snap the X-Clip onto your X-Gard NEX® 2.0 Pipe after installation. One or two clips are used between seams. Mount the X-Clip to the back of the pipe. When applying downward pressure on the part, the “toe” should engage the surface of the panel just before the “heel.” Screw X-Clip into place utilizing the provided stainless steel self-drilling screw.

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    X-Clip retards the migration of snow and ice when used on X-Gard snow retention systems.

    Note: X-Clip should not be used on copper roofs.

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