Snow Retention FAQs
When snow avalanches off of a rooftop, it can damage anything in its path! This sudden release of snow can be dramatic—dumping tons of snow all at once.
S-5! Snow Retention Systems are attached using S-5! clamping technology. S-5! attachments are all mechanical, and squeeze the seam with round-point setscrews.
Yes, ColorGard®, X-Gard™, DualGard™ and SnoFence™ can easily be retrofitted to existing roofs or incorporated onto a new construction design. They can be installed any time of year using power tools that are common to the trade.
Yes—any product should be—including those sold by other companies.
S-5!® snow retention systems are the best buy on the market!
Pound for pound of holding strength, S-5! ColorGard is the best buy on the market, but because ColorGard assemblies are designed to the specifics of each project, costs vary widely depending upon those specifics.
Wide choices. Contact RapidMaterials if you cannot decide which system for your snow retention.
Determining where to place snow retention rows is a common question. The first row is the easiest to answer, but it is really more of a question. How much snow do you really want to fall off the roof?
The stainless steel SnoRod is more durable than aluminum, and suggested for projects where greater durability is needed, or when the stainless finish is desired for aesthetic reasons.
SnoFence is somewhat stronger than SnoRail. Use it for increased durability or when the aesthetic look of two rails is desired.
SnoClip, X-Clip, or DualClip will stop or retard the passage of snow and ice beneath the snow retention cross member.
Because of the perfect color matching—that lasts for the life of the roof! It is no trick to achieve a perfect color match to the roof initially.
With S-5! clamping hardware—the trusted name in metal roof attachment technology worldwide. ColorGard does not rely upon adhesives for attachment to the roof panel.
The premium finishes used on today’s metal roof products are fluorocarbons—“Hylar” and “Kynar” by tradename.
Yes. With S-5!® VersaBracket™, and CorruBracket™ ColorGard can be used on almost any roof type, including face-fastened metal panels and even non-metallic roofs.
ColorGard presents architecturally clean lines. It is unobtrusive in appearance, blending into the roofscape. When compared to plastic alternatives that have highly reflective characteristics, ColorGard is the clear winner for complementing the roof.
ColorGard presents architecturally clean lines. It is unobtrusive in appearance, blending into the roofscape.
There may be copycat snow guard products in the marketplace that also utilize setscrews for attachment, but be careful!
Because S-5! clamps attach almost anything to standing seam metal roofs without piercing the panel!
It proves that the holding strength of the S-5! clamp is absolutely unsurpassed.