Sno Gem® Introduces iClad™ Rail Snow Retention System

Innovative Sno Cube™ permits installation on virtually any standing seam metal roof.

McHENRY, Ill. (May 12, 2014) – Sno Gem® Inc., a cutting-edge snow retention manufacturer, recently introduced the iClad™ Snow Retention System, a bar/fence system that works with most standing seam metal roofing systems.

iClad™ is an innovative system that attaches to the standing seam with the company’s Sno Cube™ clamp. It attaches to virtually any standing seam metal roofing profile with WaveLock™ Technology, unique and stronger due to the fact that it provides three points of attachment without penetration. Sno Cube’s™ Silver Bullet™ set screws include a rounded “bullet” tip to maximize strength without compromising the paint finish or the material.

“For over 20 years, Sno Gem® has offered customers the best products and top notch service,” says James T. Carpenter, Vice President of Operations at Sno Gem®. “We are excited to introduce our latest innovation, the iClad™ Snow Retention System. The iClad™ product line adds to an already elite line of the strongest and most aesthetically pleasing snow retention systems made on the market today. These products, the iClad™ and iClad-S™, offer either a 2-inch or 3-inch high profile and can accommodate any pre-finished metal trim to match the color of your standing seam metal roof panel. With the introduction of these products, the iClad™ complements what we believe is already the finest product line of snow retention systems in the industry.”

The iClad™ system is available in standard mill finish aluminum, allowing contractors to keep the product in stock, avoiding construction delays. Once installed, it’s easy to attach the pre-finished metal trim from the material that was used to install the roofing panels onto the face of the iBeam™ to produce an aesthetically pleasing and effective snow retention system that matches the standing seam metal roof.

The iClad™ is constructed of aircraft-grade aluminum extrusion and includes an iPlate™ for sliding snow and ice. No painting is required.

Sno Gem® Inc. is recognized worldwide for its advanced, cutting-edge snow retention systems. Founded in 1994, Sno Gem® principals have leveraged more than 100 years of combined experience in architectural sheet metal and roofing to develop highly effective and aesthetically pleasing snow guards. Making their debut in the marketplace in 2014, Sno Gem® recently added an array of solar panel and roof accessory attachments to its innovative product line. For additional details, technical questions or to get an estimate, please call 888-SNO-GEMS or visit