Who We Serve:
Solar Engineering Procurement & Construction (EPCs) Contractors and Installers
We’ve Been in the Solar Industry Since the Early Days...
The solar energy industry is in a continual state of change and evolution. S-5! is proud to say we have been a part of this drive toward renewable energy since the beginning ― watching the market mature and grow. From engineering solar PV mounting technologies to involvement in code and standard development, to publishing technical documents, and offering globally attended solar technology webinars, we are an ongoing contributor to the global solar conversation.
We continue to pursue innovations and enhance our expertise in the development of solar attachment technologies ― always creating the “The Right Way®” ― and continually working on improving it. We provide the highest quality products and highest level of customer service. For the EPC contractor, you can entrust your reputation to S-5! products because we
have worked so hard for so long to uphold our own, and continue to do so.
How Does S-5! Serve EPCs and Installers?
As an EPC contractor, you are tasked with being a one-stop-shop for solar. Providing customers with the most efficient, well-rounded solar PV system is critical to your success. S-5!’s track record spans more than 2 GW of successful solar installations. So, you know you can trust planning your project with us.
Our products offer ease of installation, are maintenance-free and are manufactured by a company with an unparalleled depth of knowledge within the solar mounting and metal roofing industry.
We offer EPC contractors reliability and dependability. You know our name...our brand...and...our reputation because we have been the most recognizable name in the solar mounting industry since 1992.
The founder is a renowned metal roof contractor, consultant, educator, author and teacher. We’re NOT a “jack-of-all-trades and master-of-none” company. Metal roofing components are not some kind of “bolt-on” offering for us. Metal roofing attachments are our only business! S-5! products are designed, tested and engineered on a site-specific basis with the installer’s needs in mind.
THAT’S WHAT WE KNOW BEST, AND IT’S ALL WE DO!
S-5! places a heavy focus on the research and development of each and every one of our products.
We are always here to help you get the most out of our product range by assisting in all aspects of the engineering and design process as it applies to solar mounting.
We have one of the industry’s most innovative web-based solar calculators to help you with the details of your solar layout. Using direct-attach on metal roofing is one of the most price competitive and technically-sound methods for mounting solar, and we understand this from the inside out. From our automated tools to our strong team of experienced staff members, we offer the most knowledgeable assistance in the industry.
Products Designed With Ease of Installation in Mind...and Easy Access to the Tools You Need
Because S-5! was founded by a contractor, S-5! products are designed with the installer in mind. From engineering and rigorous testing to final placement on the metal roof, our clamps, brackets and pre-assembled PVKIT® mounting solutions increase efficiency throughout the entire project.
One-stop-shop: On the job, a variety of handy tools (such as Panasonic guns, impact drivers, saws, knuckle drivers, etc.) are available for purchase to make your installation faster, easier and seamless.
Responsive Technical Support and the Highest Level of Customer Service
Prompt, professional customer service is equally important as the manufacture of metal roofing attachments engineered and load-tested for specific applications. We want to make certain the right solution is used for every project. That is why we offer access to resources for how to select and utilize our products.
We offer EPC contractors easy-to-access, dependable and reliable test data and engineering tools for every one of our products right on our website. Test data and resulting load table results are also embedded in our web-based design tools.
We also offer an extensive Product Support Knowledge Base, providing how-to videos and technical Q/A’s on solar, code compliance, snow guards and other specific applications of our products. Reach out to our Technical Support team for additional questions.
Price-Competitive. Product When You Need It!
Price ― Did you know that the very best can actually cost less? Due to our high volume production, value engineering, innovative designs, fully-automated manufacturing and economies of scale, our clamps and brackets actually reduce manufacturing and operational costs. We gladly pass these cost reductions on to our customers!
At S-5!, we never sacrifice quality but offer the highest quality at the lowest possible price.
Logistics are a critical aspect of the role of any EPC contractor. Our extensive distribution network is worldwide, so you can rely on getting products to your jobsite when you need them. Our fully-stocked and authorized S-5! Distributors can service your project needs for all solar mounting hardware.
Maintenance-Free Products Backed by Industry-Leading Lifetime Warranties
S-5! offers the best warranty in the industry. This is not just sales hype to lure customers ― and our warranty language is without fancy lawyer speak that takes back everything we promised. We publish it on our website for your inspection before any purchase.
This Limited Lifetime Materials and Workmanship Warranty means we stand behind our products for the life of the roof. S-5! products do not violate the roof warranty, and they are approved and recommended by almost all metal roof manufacturers.
Designed to last the life of the roof, S-5! products are a maintenance-free, metal roofing attachment solution.
What Can You Do With S-5!?
Solar mounting solutions from S-5! include options for all Balance of System (BOS) components. We offer mounting hardware for both rail-less (direct-attach™) and railed solar PV systems. When mounting optimizers and microinverters, we offer clamps and brackets, as well as our GRIPPERFIX® Utility Mounting System.
Save Time and Money with Direct-Attach™ Solar PV Mounting
Save time and money by using the ribs and seams already on the roof. Mount solar PV with S-5-PVKIT®.
Complete Your Solar Project with MLPE Mounting
Mounting module-level power electronics couldn’t be easier when you choose S-5! clamps & brackets and the GRIPPERFIX system.
Standing Seam Roof Clamps
Railed and tilted rack function seamlessly with S-5! clamps on concealed-fix roofs.
Exposed-Fastened, Trapezoidal Rib, Corrugated Roofing Brackets
Mount solar with brackets and rails. Our flush rail mounting options include: SolarFoot™, VersaBracket™ 47, DualGard™, CorruBracket™ and ProteaBracket™.
Our Continuing Education Classes
At S-5!, we offer an assortment of training in the field of metal roofing. Our collection of how-to videos, FAQs, and extensive Knowledge Base provide the answers you need to get your project going. You can also reach out to our Technical Support Team with additional questions.
Our NABCEP-approved solar courses provide Continuing Education Units (CEUs) to those who wish to enhance their credentials.
S-5! University offers webinars that cover installation, best practices, product demonstrations and more on solar PV, snow guards, utility mounting, etc., on both standing seam and exposed-fastened metal roofing.
Visit the S-5! Training Center to explore all of our learning opportunities available.