S-5! Snow Retention FAQ's

Why keep snow on the roof?
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. Fal...
Wed, 25 Apr, 2018 at 3:57 PM
How are S-5!® snow retention systems attached?
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 setscrew...
Wed, 25 Apr, 2018 at 4:05 PM
How far do you set ColorGard® from the eave and how far do you set back the second row?
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 s...
Mon, 30 Apr, 2018 at 5:29 PM
How to layout snow retention in valleys?
We often get asked about how to lay out snow retention in valleys. Protecting your valleys is very important and often overlooked. Valleys are usually shade...
Thu, 26 Jul, 2018 at 3:09 PM
Can S-5!® snow retention systems be retrofitted to an existing roof?
Yes, ColorGard®, X-Gard™, DualGard™ and SnoFence™ can easily be retrofitted to existing roofs or incorporated onto a new construction design. They can be in...
Wed, 25 Jul, 2018 at 4:13 PM
Should the snow retention system be customized to the job?
Yes—any product should be—including those sold by other companies. Everything has a failure point, which is why products are tested. The idea, then, is not ...
Wed, 25 Jul, 2018 at 4:14 PM
What about cost?
S-5!® snow retention systems are the best buy on the market! Better holding strength, better color retention, user-friendly installation. But this all equat...
Wed, 25 Jul, 2018 at 4:14 PM
What is the approximate linear foot cost of a ColorGard® system?
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 pr...
Wed, 25 Jul, 2018 at 4:15 PM
How do I know which system to choose?
If there is a design objective to color-match pre-painted steel or aluminum roof material, then ColorGard® is the obvious choice. If the project involves mi...
Wed, 25 Jul, 2018 at 4:15 PM
When should stainless steel SnoRod™ be used rather than aluminum?
The stainless steel SnoRod is more durable than aluminum, and suggested for projects where greater durability is needed, or when the stainless finish is des...
Wed, 25 Jul, 2018 at 4:16 PM