The sudden and unexpected release
of snow from the 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 sitespecific
basis; guaranteed to perform, to not damage the roof or finish, and
to exactly match the roof color-for the entire life of the roof*.
Can be warranted for
the life of the roof
Easy to install
Today's premium PVDF paint systems used
on metal panels are "coil-coated" and oven-cured. This is the only finish
application method that can be warranted against color fade for 30 years or
longer. Nothing can equal it! So, why settle for less in a snow guard system?
While some dyes, powder-coats and air-dried color application methods may
initially simulate a perfect match, the color soon begins to fade and becomes
increasingly mismatched with a few years of age. By utilizing a strip of the
actual roof material, ColorGard® perfectly matches the roof - forever!
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 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.
* See Optional Limited Lifetime Warranty information at the S-5!™ website (www.S-5.com).
Can ColorGard® be Retrofitted to
An Existing Roof?
Yes, ColorGard® can be easily retrofitted
to existing roofs, or incorporated into new
construction design. ColorGard® can be installed
any time of year.
Is Design Assistance Available For
Yes! It is critical to design a solution that takes
into account the effects of gravity on a snowcovered
roof. The tested holding strength of
ColorGard® must be checked and proven against the
actual "in-service" gravity loads of the roof. This
important step in application engineering should not
be omitted for any snow retention product.
Consult with your distributor or use our online
calculator at www.S-5.com to help quickly
and easily design each job. The calculator will
help you to "tailor" the ColorGard® system on a
project-specific basis, allowing for all the variables
involved - and even provide a printout of the
calculations and a material requirement list.
How Easy is it to Install?
Once designed, ColorGard® is easy to install
and requires only tools that are common to
Because S-5!™ ColorGard® uses mechanical
attachment rather than adhesives, installation
can be done any time of year, with no cleaning, no
priming, no cure times, and no callbacks!
What About Cost?
ColorGard® is the best buy on the market! This
is the best news of all! ColorGard® has greater
holding strength, better aesthetics, longer service
life, and lower installed cost than any other
engineered system on the market. Pound-for-pound
of holding strength, ColorGard® is a better buy than
individual cleats or glued units.
Why is S-5!™ the Best Choice?
The premium finishes used on today's
metal roof products are fluorocarbons -
paint resins that are similar in chemical
composition to "Teflon", the popular
nonstick coating. The benefits of this
type of paint are related to its nonstick
characteristics. Chemical bonds like tapes,
glues and adhesives, therefore, provide
only temporary and unreliable solutions.
Other mechanical alternatives that involve
penetrating the roof or galling the surface
result in leakage, corrosion, and voided
warranties. Thanks to our patented
round-tip setscrews, S-5!™ clamps do not
pierce metal paneling, thereby protecting
roof coatings and weather-tightness