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X-Gard™ 2.0 - Snow Guards for Standing Seam Metal Roof

The Most Robust Two-Pipe System on the Market. If Bigger Is Better, Then This Is the Best System in Our Snow Guard Arsenal.

X-Gard 2.0 Brochure

Why Choose X-Gard 2.0 for Snow Retention on Metal Roofs?

Roofs that collect large amounts of snow require Herculean performance. X-Gard 2.0 provides that heavy-duty, engineered assurance your project may need.

This two-pipe, snow guard system is easily retrofitted to existing roofs or can be incorporated in new construction design.

X-Gard offers you a non-penetrating standing seam, snow guard system designed for heavy-duty, multi-pipe applications. It is also an ideal solution for use on solar PV roofs when extra height is required.

X-Gard’s proprietary 8-sided NEX® 2” pipe provides superior beam strength compared to other crossmembers. Its unique pipe shape is formed from high-tensile aluminum. 

When a One-Pipe, Snow Retention System for Metal Roofs is enough, see X-Gard 1.0


  • The strongest snow retention system on the market
  • Perfect for insulated metal panel (IMP) roofs with seam spacing of 36” - 48”
  • Roof warranties left intact with this zero-penetration system for standing seam roofs 
  • Low-cost, job-specific P.E. wet stamp available
  • Engineer a system with B.O.M. 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 $20.00 to $25.00 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 2.0 Features:

  • NEX® pipe crossmember spans up to 4’
  • NEX pipe has the ability to cantilever up to 20" past the last clamp in an assembly
  • Proprietary octagonal crossmember prevents rotation and is much stronger than a conventional round pipe
  • Finished system height above panel is 7” - 9” depending on seam dimension 
  • Double-clamp design for each bracket
  • Compatible with standard S-5! clamps
  • Can be painted, powder-coated or anodized
  • 7’ 8" nominal pipe length for easy shipping and handling
  • Comes with an easy-to-use, engineered splice kit
  • X-Clip retards snow migration beneath the system, extending all the way to the roof surface using a EPDM rubber foot for protection
  • Be sure to check out the many other features on the snow guard overview page

X-Gard 2.0 Works for the Following Roof Type


Standing Seam

X-Gard™ 2.0 Components

2-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 2.0 Bracket

Octogonal-shaped, one-piece bracket secures both pipe crossmembers to clamps. 

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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