Follansbee to Offer S-5!® Clamping and Snow Retention Products

Follansbee, WV, July 2, 2009—Follansbee is now partnering with S-5!, producers of zero-penetration clamping for metal roofs, to provide customers with the ability to easily specify solar clamping and snow retention products.

“S-5! products will function as a great addition to Follansbee’s current range of metal roofing products and accessories,” says Edward Thomas, vice president and general manager of Follansbee. “ColorGard, SnoRail and SnoFence ensure proper snow migration on rooftops, while the new S-5-PV Kit will allow for solar panel installation without puncturing the roof’s surface.”

ColorGard, SnoRail and SnoFence help reduce the risk of rooftop avalanches. The sudden release of snow from a rooftop can be dangerous, and snow retention products help solve this problem by controlling the movement of snow along the roof.

ColorGard is the only snow guard system designed and engineered on a site-specific basis. Mechanically attached with S-5! clamps, ColorGard perfectly matches the color of the roof and doesn’t yellow or fade over time. SnoRail and SnoFence manage snow migration on standing seam metal roofing. The snow guards feature clean lines, cylindrical shapes and a high tech appearance that make them popular with architects.

In addition to S-5! snow guards, Follansbee will also offer S-5! clamps. S-5! clamps attach to panel seams by tightening two “bullet-nosed” stainless steel setscrews against the seam material. The round point setscrews compress the seam material against the opposite wall of the clamp. This method creates a “dimple” in the seam material without actually penetrating it. Combined with the S-5-PV Kit, these clamps can also be used to attach photovoltaic arrays to roofs.

“We are very excited about our partnership with S-5!,” continues Thomas. “The addition of S-5! accessories to Follansbee roofing now makes the ‘Best Roof Money Can Buy’ even better with time-proven attachment solutions.”

Rob Haddock, S-5 Founder and CEO commented, “We are honored to add Follansbee to our growing family of S-5! partners. Theirs is one of the oldest and most respected names in metal roofing, and we consider this alliance the ultimate vote of their confidence in our product and attachment technology.”

Follansbee offers a wide range of metal roofing products for commercial and residential construction including Terne II®, KlassicKolors®, TCS II® and TCS Satin™. Founded in the early 1800s, the Follansbee, WV, company has been manufacturing in its current location for more than 100 years. Modern alloys developed and by Follansbee have taken the original tin roof to new heights of performance and longevity. For more information call 1-800-624-6906 or visit or