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ColorGard® Installed to Ensure Safety of School-goer's and Factuality at Cumberland Elementary!

Project at a Glance

“We have been using S-5! products for more than 10 years. We choose S-5! because it is simple and easy to install and we know we can always depend on a viable snow retention system with S-5!”

— Stephen Golab, Vice President, Carlon Roofing & Sheet Metal, Inc.

The Situation & Results

Safety was the priority for this school district in search of a penetration-free, aesthetically pleasing snow retention solution for its new copper metallic-finish standing seam metal roof that would both match the roof and last the life of the roof.
The Result With S-5’s diligent load-testing and web-based calculator tool, the ColorGard system enables reliable mitigation of potential rooftop avalanches and dramatically reduces the risk of sudden and unexpected release of snow slides, which could pose a serious threat to students, teachers,
administrators and property below. 

The roof system is a combination of Carlisle adhered 80 mil TPO and DMI TL2512 22ga Metallic Copper. Both roofs have three layers of 2-inch polyisocyanurate insulation for an R value of 34.2. The wall system includes approximately 5,000-square-feet of Kingspan 2-inch thick, 42-inch stucco embossed metal wall panels.

What Worked?

Roofing contractor, Stephen Golab of Carlon Roofing & Sheet Metal, Inc., has worked on a number of school roofing projects in the area and has the expertise to know how best to bring all of the building elements  together. He has also been using S-5! snow retention products for more than 10 years. Steve recommended the complete S-5! ColorGard system, including S-5-T Clamps, VersaClips and SnowClips to the school board.

With a quick turnaround time, Steve was able to deliver a snow retention solution that provided the aesthetics the board was seeking since the ColorGard system offered perfect color and finish-matching designed to last the life of the roof. And, it offered the fully tested and engineered safety they needed to protect students, teachers and administrators from potential snow slides.

Long-Term Outlook

The school board was able to achieve the quality look it wanted with a snow retention system that maintains the roof integrity, mitigates potential rooftop avalanches and complements the look of the roof, with a clean appearance and perfect color and
finish-matching, all designed to last the life of the roof and warranted to do so.

S-5! Products Used

The S-5 ColorGard System is Powder-coated and air-dried paint finishes fade faster than the roof, producing an unsightly mismatch in just a few years. ColorGard’s finish match lasts the life of the roof - guaranteed because it is the same material as the roof! Our metal roof snow guards can be easily installed any time of the year. Retrofit ColorGard to an existing roof or incorporate it in the new roof desig

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