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X-Gard™ 1.0 - Clamp on Snow guards for Metal Roofs

Unprecedented Holding Strength for Reducing the Risk of Rooftop Avalanches. X-Gard Is the Strongest One-Pipe, Clamp on Snow Guard for Metal Roofs on the Market.

X-Gard 1.0 Brochure

X-Gard 1.0 is a clamp on snow guard for metal roofs designed for maximum load/span conditions, making it a great solution for both light and heavy-duty snow-load applications. (On light-duty applications, fewer anchorage points are required).

X-Gard 1.0 utilizes the ultra-strong NEX® crossmember making it  the most heavy-duty, one-pipe system currently available in the marketplace.

Need a Taller Pipe Snow Retention System? See X-Gard 2.0


  • Perfect for insulated metal panel (IMP) roofs with seam spacing of 36” - 48”
  • NEX® pipe has the ability to cantilever up to 20" past the last clamp in an assembly.
  • Low-cost, job-specific P.E. wet stamp available
  • Engineer a system for any site-specific roof with the online S-5! Snow Guard Calculator
  • Be sure to check out the many other benefits on the snow guard overview page

Average cost* is approximately $9.50 to $14.00 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.

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X-Gard 1.0 Metal Roof Snow Bar Features:

  • NEX® pipe crossmember spans up to 4’ between attachment points
  • Proprietary octagonal crossmember prevents rotation and is much stronger than conventional round pipe
  • Compatible with standard S-5! clamps
  • Ideal for standing seam roofs 
  • 2 sizes of X-Clips to fit all seam heights, extending all the way to the roof panel surface
  • Can be painted, powder-coated or anodized by your distributor
  • 7’8" pipe length for easy shipping and handling
  • Comes with easy-to-use, engineered splice kit
  • Be sure to check out the many features on the snow guard overview page

X-Gard 1.0 Works for the Following Roof Type


Standing Seam Roof

X-Gard™ 1.0 Components

1-Pipe System Using NEX® Pipe

Unique, octagonal high-tensile aluminum crossmember spans up to 48".

NEX pipe has the ability to cantilever up to 20" past the last clamp in an assembly.

Installs in 7' 8" lengths.  

X-Gard 1.0 Bracket

Octagonal-shaped bracket secures attachment of pipe to clamp. 

X-Gard Endcaps

Black vinyl endcaps keep rain, dirt or debris out of the pipes.

X-Clip II™ (Optional)

Retards snow sliding under crossmember. Integrated rubber “foot” prevents abrasion of panel finish.

Fits seam heights - 1″ (25 mm) up to 1-3/4″ (44.5 mm). Fits up to 2″ (51 mm) vertical seams, but not 2″ (51 mm) horizontal seams.

X-Clip III™ (Optional)

Retards snow sliding under crossmember. Integrated rubber “foot” prevents abrasion of panel finish.

X-Clip III is designed for seam heights of 2" (51 mm) up to 3" (76 mm). Should not be used on 3” horizontal seams.


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

Splice comes with NEX Pipe.

Compatible S-5! Clamp

See individual pages to select the best attachment solution for your metal roof profile. View clamp overview page.

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