S-5! ColorGard System Components

Learn about the ColorGard System and its Components

S-5! ColorGard System Components

System Overview

ColorGard is manufactured from mill-finished, aircraft grade aluminum. The crossmember comes in 8-foot long sections, in both unpunched ColorGard and pre-punched ColorGard configurations.

ColorGard crossmembers are fastened to S-5! regular seam clamps, and can also be mounted on most S-5! brackets. Depending on your application, the ColorGard crossmember may be directly attached (pre-punched ColorGard) or attached using the VersaClip adapter (unpunched ColorGard).

Please note: S-5! mini clamps should never be used with ColorGard snow retention systems.

Selecting the correct S-5! clamps or brackets is one of the most important parts of the process. The right clamp or bracket will provide a high strength attachment to your metal roof. Also critical to correct performance of a snow retention system is using the correct number of attachment points.

Need assistance selecting and calculating the required materials for your roof? Call us at 770-405-1060 or email info@buys-5.com

Pre-Punched ColorGard Crossmember

The pre-punched crossmember features slotted holes every 4″ (10.2cm), allowing direct attachment to S-5! clamps when the clamp spacing is divisible by 4″, for example 12″, 16″, 20″ and 24″ roof panel widths.

Pre-Punched ColorGard comes in 8’0″ lengths and each section includes one splice for easy connection to adjacent crossmembers if needed.

Each 7’8″ Section measures 1.5″W x 2.15″H x 92″ L and weights about 4lbs


Un-Punched ColorGard Crossmember

The un-punched crossmember is used with VersaClip adapters when mounting to S-5! clamps or brackets allowing use with any width roof panel or configuration.

Un-punched ColorGard comes in 7’8″ lengths and each section includes one splice for easy connection to adjacent crossmembers if needed.

Each 7’8″ Section measures 1.5″W x 2.15″H x 92″ L and weights about 4lbs


VersaClip Adapter

The VersaClip adapter is used primarily with un-punched ColorGard crossmembers and simply slides onto the back portion of the crossmember, allowing unlimited horizontal adjustment.

The VersaClip can be used with any S-5! seam clamp as well as with CorruBracket.

Versaclip is also handy when installing ColorGard askew, for example along tapered gables or in certain valley conditions and can be used with pre-punched ColorGard if needed.

SnoClip II & SnoClip III

The Snoclip (SnoClip II pictured) is installed on the ColorGard crossmember between panel ribs to aid in prevention of the migration of snow and ice under the crossmember.

SnoClip II fits roof panels with a vertical rib measuring between 1″ and 1-3/4″.

Snoclip III fits roof panels fits roof panels with a vertical rib measuring between 1-3/4″ and 3″.

Snoclips must be installed prior to mounting the crossmember to the S-5! clamps or brackets by simply sliding onto the rear of the crossmember.

SnoClips are required on all ColorGard systems with roof panel seam heights of 2″ or greater.

S-5! Seam Clamps

The ColorGard snow retention system was designed to take advantage of the superior strength and holding power of the regular S-5! seam clamp.

No ColorGard system is complete without the correct seam clamp for your application.

Contact us for assistance in finding the right clamp for your ColorGard Snow Retention System.

The S-5-N seam clamp is shown. The clamp used on your ColorGard system may differ in appearance.



Industry Leader in Metal Roofing Attachments.

S-5! stays on top of the trends in the metal industry to provide the right products to fit virtually any metal roof profile. S-5! have developed clamps and brackets to support solar and utility installations, along with a top-of-the-line snow retention system to support and protect your metal roof investment.


Bought these to attach a colorgard snow bar to my roof. These were a perfect fit for my 1” clipless hidden fastener roof panels and they had all the hardware I needed. Fast delivery too.

Jordan, KS


Quality. Durability, and strength are top notch.

Don,  OR

S-5-N Mini

We have been using S-5 clamps for over 10 yrs.

We'll continue to use them.

John, FL

S-5-N Mini

S-5 clips are the best product.

The best price with excellent service too.

Jay, WA

S-5-E Mini

In searching for a solution, I found the S-5! S-5-E Mini and after a fair bit of measuring and reviewing, went ahead with a purchase of 4. They functioned exactly as promised.

Mark, TX

RibBracket III

They fit my metal roof just fine and easy to install.

Brian, OR


Best Bracket for metal roof I've found

Carnahan Electric Ltd, CA

ColorGard Snow Rail

Excellent product at a fair price with speedy fair shipping.

Paul, MA


Product is excellent as listed. Order was shipped the same day as received.

Kris, CA


What a time saver! A great product at a good price.

Steven, NC

VersaBracket VB-47

Great, beefy product.

Paul, MA

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