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VersaGard™
 
 

VersaGard™ is compatible with almost any trapezoidal, exposed-fastened profile. No messy sealants to apply! No chance for leaks! VersaGard comes with factory-applied butyl sealant already in the base, and the S-5!®-patented reservoir conceals the sealant from UV exposure, preventing drying and cracks.

Installation is simple! VersaGard is mounted in the flat of the panel, directly into the supporting structure of the roof, i.e. wood decking, wood or steel purlins, or trusses. No surface preparation is necessary; simply wipe away excess oil and debris, peel the release paper from the base, align, and apply. Secure through the pre-punched holes using the appropriate screws for the supporting structure.

While the circular holes in the vertical part of the bracket support 1" pipes, the diagonal slot provides flexible support for PV installations via the use of 3/8", M8, or M10 bolts.


Snow Retention Applications

VersaGard can dramatically reduce the risks associated with snow avalanches sliding off of roofs, dumping tons of snow onto anything in its path, at an amazingly affordable price. A VersaGard pipe snow retention system functions without cluttering the lines of the roof and is dramatically stronger than adhesively-mounted snow guards.


Solar Applications

VersaGard can also be used in lieu of an L-foot to support the installation of photovoltaic panels. VersaGard works with most rail or racking systems, and can be oriented parallel or perpendicular to the roof line.


 

 

 

VersaGard is a strong, versatile and affordable exposed-fastened solution for mounting snow retention and solar panels.


 
 

 

Each VersaGard comes with factory-applied butyl sealant in the base. A structural aluminum attachment bracket, VersaGard is compatible with most common metal roofing materials. For design assistance, ask your distributor.

6 holes are provided for versatility. Some installations require only 2 fasteners.

Attachment screws not included. Contact your distributor for information about hardware requirements.


Installation
 
 

To accommodate various rib heights and to support one- or two-pipe preferences, VersaGard comes with two 1.05" holes (1" pipe not included). To support PV installation, the diagonal "slot" provides height flexibility.

VersaGard can be installed parallel (for snow retention or PV installations) or perpendicular to the rib (for PV installations).


Detailed VersaGard™ Information
 
Brochures Spec Sheet Installation DWG AutoCad 2D CAD PDF
 

Load Test Results

Load Testing Normal to Mounting Surface

This table represents ultimate and allowable tensile loads applied to the S-5!® Bracket in a negative load direction normal to the bracket mounting surface. Please note that this protocol isolates failure to the bracket and fastener connection. It is possible that in an actual construction assembly some other mode of failure may occur at lower loads than those produced with this protocol. Loads imposed on the S-5!® Brackets will be transferred to the panels and their attachment. Panel ribs must have sufficient flexural strength to carry these loads when bracket is used mid-span. Panel attachment and building structure must also be sufficient to carry these loads. The makers of S-5!® clamps make no representations with respect to these variables. It is the responsibility of the user to verify this information, or seek assistance from a qualified design professional if necessary.

Allowable loads are listed utilizing a default Factor of Safety (FS) = 3.0. Actual factor of safety is the responsibility of the designer and should be employed as appropriate. Enter desired Factor of Safety and reset/re-tabulate.

All tabled values are dependent upon fastener connection. Load testing of S-5!® Brackets is conducted with screws deemed appropriate for the product and the material to which it is attached. The fasteners tested in conjunction with brackets are commercially available, the specific type of fasteners are footnoted at the bottom of the load test data table.

Load Testing Parallel to Mounting Surface

This table represents ultimate and allowable tensile loads applied to the S-5!® Bracket with load direction parallel to the bracket mounting surface. Please note that this protocol isolates failure to the bracket and fastener connection. It is possible that in an actual construction assembly some other mode of failure may occur at lower loads than those produced with this protocol. Loads imposed on the S-5!® Brackets will be transferred to the panels and their attachment. Panels must be adequately attached to the structure at their point of fixity to resist these loads.

Allowable loads are listed utilizing a default Factor of Safety (FS) = 2.0. Actual factor of safety is the responsibility of the designer and should be employed as appropriate. Enter desired Factor of Safety and reset/re-tabulate.

All tabled values are dependent upon fastener connection. Load testing of S-5!® Brackets is conducted with screws deemed appropriate for the product and the material to which it is attached. The fasteners tested in conjunction with brackets are commercially available, the specific type of fasteners are footnoted at the bottom of the load test data table.

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