Architects Trust S-5!® to Protect Metal Roof Design

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Project at a Glance

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The Situation & Results

Increasingly, architects are developing preferential appreciation of the aesthetic beauty and long-lasting benefits of metal roofing. The attachment of metal rooftop ancillary items such as HVAC, snow retention (also known as snow guards), solar arrays and roof walkways had always been difficult, often causing leaks and maintenance problems—until S-5!

S-5! develops sophisticated products that allow almost anything to be attached to metal roofs easily, elegantly, cost effectively and permanently. The extensive line of non-penetrating clamps utilize attachment technology to preserve the long life expectancy and beauty of metal roofing.

Installed on over 1.9 million metal roofs worldwide, S-5! has been established as the global authority of ancillary attachment solutions for metal roofs.

We have constructed Architect Central as a portal to allow architects easy access to downloads and important information about our unique line of clamps, attachment brackets, snow retention systems and solar attachment solutions.

What Worked

S-5! described the course as being critical for all design professionals to understand how wind forces act on a structure. “This is an exceedingly critical topic for projects being designed in high wind areas, especially those structures that are being built in tornado and hurricane prone regions,” S-5! says. The course can be scheduled as a live presentation through S-5!.

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Long Term Outlook

We are the first in the industry to come up with a way to attach things prudently to metal roofing while doing no harm to the roof and doing so at the best possible price. But there’s more…

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S-5! Products Used

VersaGard™ functions as an L-Foot and mounting base in one component for PV rail mounting. The bracket is specifically designed with a factory-applied, butyl sealant offering a long-term service life, free from UV degradation, drying and cracking. 

Used with side-bolted rail systems, VersaGard can be installed either parallel or perpendicular to slope for portrait or landscape module orientation.

Wire management holes are also provided. The circular holes in the vertical part of the bracket support up to 1” (25 mm) conduit.

The S-5-S Mini (“S” stands for snap-lock) is a non-penetrating, standing seam metal roof (SSMR) clamp. The S is designed for most popular vertical snap-together profiles -- typically with vertical dimensions of 1.5” (38 mm) and 1.75” (44 mm).

Learn more about the products featured in this case study.

VersaGard S-5-S Mini Clamp