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ColorGard® - Metal Roof Snow Bar

Reduce Hazards Associated With Rooftop Avalanches. Compatible with both Exposed Fastened and Standing Seam Metal Roofs

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Powder-coated and air-dried paint finishes fade faster than the roof, producing an unsightly mismatch in just a few years. ColorGard’s finish match lasts the life of the roof - guaranteed because it is the same material as the roof! Our metal roof snow guards can be easily installed any time of the year. Retrofit ColorGard to an existing roof or incorporate it in the new roof design.

ColorGard Benefits: 

  • Free lifetime material/defect warranty
  • Limited lifetime performance warranty available
  • Optional job-specific, low-cost P.E. wet stamp available
  • Affordable cost with documented holding strength
  • Compatible with all standing seam and exposed-fastened metal roof profiles
  • Perfect color and finish-matching for the life of the roof
  • Easy-to-use online project calculator for job-specific engineering and BOM
  • Proven performance since 1995 – 4,000+ miles of installations without a single documented failure
  • Readily available from 60+ locations in the U.S. and Canada
  • Endorsed by every major metal roof manufacturer in North America

Be sure to check out the many other benefits on the snow guard overview page


Average cost* is approximately $6.50 to $11.00 per linear foot of assembly.

*Average cost is for product only and does not include shipping or labor. Pricing is in USD. Prices vary based on region and other factors. Pricing improves with order quantity. Broken boxes may be subject to handling charges. Call your Authorized S-5! Distributor for current pricing.

ColorGard metal roof snow guards provide the assurances you need while preserving the aesthetics you want for your roof.

(Pictured: ColorGard system mounted on a standing seam metal roof)

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ColorGard Features

  • Maintenance-free, 100% aluminum and stainless steel components 

  • Prefabricated components – provide simple, easy installation - even for DIY

  • Compatible with both Standing Seam and Exposed Fastened Metal Roofs 
  • Perfect color-finish-matching for the life of the roof, utilizing a strip of actual roof material

  • Be sure to check out the many other features on the snow guard overview page

ColorGard Is Available for Your Standing Seam and Exposed-Fastened Roofs

To help you custom-design and price a ColorGard system for your specific roof conditions, check out our online Snow Guard Calculator.

ColorGard Standing Seam

ColorGard Exposed-Fastened


ColorGard Standing Seam

(Cost Range: $4-$15 / linear foot of assembly)

Costs vary widely with size of purchase and project specifics.

The ColorGard system is compatible with all standing seam metal roof profiles. Costs vary widely with size of purchase and project specifics. Calculate your system and bill of materials with our Snow Guard Calculator.

Need to identify your standing seam profile and clamp model?

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ColorGard Components

The specific components, quantities, and cost for your metal roof and snow bar & snow slide prevention system are dependent upon calculating your particular system through our S-5! Snow Guard Calculator.

Punched Crossmember

Slotted every 4” (10.2 cm) on center for seams spaced accordingly (divisible by 4”).

Not recommended with exposed-fastened profiles.

Installs in 7' 8" lengths.

Unpunched Crossmember

Accommodates any seam spacing. Use with all snow-compatible clamps or brackets.

Installs in 7' 8" lengths.

Splice (Included w/ Crossmembers)

Joins adjacent ColorGard crossmembers to maintain structural continuity. Splice automatically provides for thermal linear expansion and contraction of the ColorGard assembly.

VersaClip™ (Purchased Separately)

Connects crossmember to any S-5! standard clamps, the Corrubracket and VersaBrackets (an M8 bolt and nut are required when using VersaBracket).


Retards migration of snow and ice beneath crossmembers. Optional with user discretion but recommended on seam heights of 2” and greater. SnoClip is assembled to crossmember during installation.

This component is available in two sizes to accommodate various seam height dimensions. Scroll below for our guide on selecting the right clip for your seam height.


Performs the same function as SnoClip, but has two additional features. SnapClip may be retrofitted later to an existing assembly. It also screw-fastens to the crossmember, preventing its lateral migration.

This component is available in two sizes to accommodate various seam height dimensions.

Scroll below for our guide on selecting the right clip for your seam height.

Color Strip (Not Included)

This strip of roof material is inserted into crossmember to match the roof color. Request color strips 2” wide from roofing panel manufacturer or your authorized S-5! distributor.

Compatible S-5! Clamp or Bracket

See individual pages to select the best attachment solution for your metal roof profile.

Need help selecting the right SnoClip or SnapClip?

SnoClip is for use on new installations and SnapClip is designed for retrofit projects.

SnoClip is installed in conjunction with a ColorGard or SnoRail/SnoFence Snow System. SnoClip and SnapClip components retard the migration of snow and ice beneath the ColorGard snow retention crossmember. One clip or two clips are used between seams.

Please reference our chart below to help match up your seam height with the correct product and position.

Read more about installing SnoClips and SnapClips.

Why Does S-5! Offer a ColorGard Limited Lifetime Performance Warranty?

We stand behind the products we sell. 

Many companies offer a product warranty that covers only material and workmanship. But, what you really want to know is: Will the system as installed on my roof perform without breaking or damaging my roof?  

What Does The Colorgard Warranty Cover?

This warranty covers the system as installed on your roof. The warranty fee includes a field inspection for us to verify the system was correctly installed. If a system under warranty fails we will replace it, in place at no charge!

How to Obtain Your ColorGard System Warranty

Limited Lifetime Warranty Application

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