Products By Manufacturer S-5! Snow Retention ColorGard

Why ColorGard®?

The sudden and unexpected release of snow from a roof can be dramatic, posing a serious threat to property and passers-by. ColorGard® dramatically reduces the risks associated with rooftop avalanches and maintains the clean colorful appearance of the roof with perfect color and finish matching, which lasts as long as the roof itself!  ColorGard® is the only snow retention system designed and engineered on a site-specific basis; guaranteed to perform, to not damage the roof or finish, and to exactly match the roof color by utilizing a strip of the actual roof material.

ColorGard® is mechanically attached with patented S-5!® clamps. S-5!® is the trusted name in metal rooftop attachment technology worldwide. S-5!® patented, round-point setscrews grip the standing seam securely without penetration and without damage to the panel’s protective finishes. The clamps are precision-machined from aircraft quality, high tensile aluminum—not cast or plastic. All related hardware is non-ferrous stainless steel for lasting performance. 

System Overview

ColorGard® is manufactured from mill-finished, aircraft quality aluminum. It comes in 3 metre long sections, in unpunched configurations. Splices are included with ColorGard® for adjacent sections. For use with S-5!® heavy duty clamps, VersaBracket™ and CorruBracket AU™.

Unpunched Crossmember

Unpunched ColorGard® is the most versatile and easy to install, when used with the S-5!® VersaClip™. Unpunched does not need holes, as the VersaClip™ accommodates any seam spacing.


Included with crossmembers, use the Splice to join two pieces of ColorGard® together, ensuring continuous, unbroken protection. The dimple in the center is designed to provide a gap, allowing for expansion and contraction of the ColorGard® sections.


Available for purchase separately, VersaClip™ makes installation easy, as it simply slides on the ColorGard® crossmember. It can be used with all S-5!® clamps (one per clamp), and is optional with CorruBracket™. VersaClip™ is not needed with VersaBracket™. VersaClip™ is also handy when installing ColorGard® askew, such as is required in the valleys between intersecting rooflines.


SnoClip™ is added to retard the migration of snow and ice beneath the crossmembers. Please see downloadable PDF below for more detailed information.

Color Strip  

Not included, the color strip should be requested in 2” wide strips from the manufacturer of the roofing material in order to ensure a perfect color match for the life of the system.

For Use With Most S-5! Attachment Products


For detailed information on clamps and brackets please visit individual pages on our website. To help you design a ColorGard® system for your purposes, check out our Web-based calculator. 

Note: Do not use ColorGard® with attachment spacing greater than 32” (81.3 cm). Custom ColorGard®, Splice, and SnoClips™ are available for seam spacing greater than 32” (81.3 cm). Please inquire for more details.

Please see installation video and downloads section below for more information including brochures and installation guides.

Product Video
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