How to properly select SnoClip™ or SnapClip™ for use with ColorGard®.

SnoClip is for use on new installations and SnapClip is designed for retrofit projects.

SnoClip is installed in conjunction with a ColorGard or SnoRail/SnoFence Snow System. SnoClip and SnapClip components retard the migration of snow and ice beneath the ColorGard snow retention cross member. One clip or two clips are used between seams.


Use of the incorrect SnoClip or SnapClip lock position can cause damage to the snow guard system or roof. 

SnoClip II™, SnoClip III™, SnapClip II™, and SnapClip III™ offer multiple locks (clip-on location, see image below) to choose from. Choose the lock that leaves the rubber "foot" of the clip resting against the surface of the roof panel. Test your choice of locks by applying downward pressure on the clip. The "toe" of a properly installed clip will engage the panel before the "heel" does.

Guidelines for Determining which SnoClip or SnapClip and lock position to use:


It is important to note that when panel deflection is not limited by purlins or roof deck immediately beneath the SnoClip foot, the lock position recommendations below may not be suitable. Should panel deflection be excessive causing SnoClip or SnapClip to rotate under load, these components should not be used. When installing any S-5! snow retention assembly with SnoClip, be sure that the toe of the SnoClip part bears on an area of the roof panel that is well supported and not subject to excessive deflection.



This aluminum component retards the migration of snow and ice beneath the ColorGard® or SnoFence™ and SnoRail™ systems. It has a special integrated rubber “foot” to prevent abrasion of the panel’s finish. SnoClip slides onto the back of the crossmember or rod and extends down to the flat of the roofing panel.

SnoClip is designed to service roofs of varying seam heights. The two locks on SnoClip II make it the right choice for 1” (25 mm) and 1-1/2” (38 mm) seams. It can also be used on 2” (51 mm) vertical seams, but it is not appropriate for horizontal seams of the same height.

The longer SnoClip III comes with three different locks to choose from. SnoClip III works with a range of seam heights, from 1-1/2” (38 mm) to 3-1/4” (83 mm). SnoClip may not be suitable for use on 3” seams with horizontal orientation. Please reach out to for assistance.





SnapClip can be retrofitted to existing ColorGard assemblies. Snap the appropriate SnapClip lock onto the ColorGard crossmember. Secure the SnapClip directly into the ColorGard crossmember by driving a screw through the pre-punched holes of the SnapClip and into the channel of the crossmember. Be careful not to overtighten the screws; if your screw gun RPMs accelerate, you have likely stripped it out. If a fastener has been stripped, it is important to remove the fastener and shift the SnapClip over slightly and re-fasten. To avoid stripping, use a screw gun with adjustable torque clutch. Please reach out to for assistance.