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Did you know the S-5-V & S-5-H90 clamps are less expensive than the S-5-U Clamp?

Posted by David Stahler on Aug 17, 2018 2:38:58 PM
Well, you’re a loyal S-5! user and as most prudent consumers, contractors, or installers; you are looking to save money without sacrificing quality, tested performance, and ease of installation. Today, we will address questions related to the use of the S-5-V or S-5-V Mini and S-5-H90 or S-5-H90 Mini over the use of the S-5-U or S-5-U Mini clamps.
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Tags: Roof Clamps, Snow Guards, Snow stops, plastic snow guards, metal roofs, snow retention, S5 clamps, metal roof clamps, FAQ, metal roof snow stops, metal roofing, metal roof clips

Why is the all new PV Kit 2.0 The Right Way™?

Posted by Nik Holley on Aug 3, 2018 10:52:05 AM
 

As the industry leader in metal roof attachments and moreover, the attachment of solar PV modules to metal roofs, S-5! understands the importance of providing the best customer experience from a product and customer relation standpoint. From the invention of the first non-penetrating standing seam clamp to the first direct attach PV method, S-5! has led this industry category for over 25 years.

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Tags: Solar, Roof Clamps, pv modules, metal roof clamps, FAQ, solar mounting, metal roofing

What clamp will fit my standing seam metal roof?

Posted by David Stahler on Jul 12, 2018 5:03:30 PM

In my eight plus years with S-5! the most common question we are asked is, “Which S-5! clamp do I use on my metal roof?” We will explore the tools available to choose the best clamp along with the various options and other variables to consider, such as what type of roof you are attaching to and what you are attaching to it: solar, snow retention, or some other rooftop utility.
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Tags: Roof Clamps, Snow Guards, Snow stops, plastic snow guards, snow retention, S5 clamps, metal roof clamps, FAQ, metal roof snow stops

What is a “Factor of Safety” for snow guards?

Posted by Rob Haddock on Jun 7, 2018 8:00:00 AM


Recently, we had a contractor using our on-line snow retention calculator ask this question.  He had done a number of planning calculations to customize applications of our ColorGard® system for a particular project, and noticed the field for “Safety Factor” on our load information table and also the calculator. What is this?  And what does it do? He wanted to know.

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Tags: Roof Clamps, Snow Guards, Snow stops, sliding snow, metal roofs, snow retention, FAQ, metal roof snow stops

Best practices: solar panels and exposed fastened metal roofs- the art and science

Posted by Rob Haddock on Mar 8, 2018 1:48:02 PM
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Tags: Solar, pv modules, S5 clamps, metal roof clamps, FAQ, solar mounting

When is it good to use a two-pipe snow guard system?

Posted by Jessica Haddock on Feb 16, 2018 3:37:58 PM
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Tags: Roof Clamps, Snow Guards, Snow stops, sliding snow, metal roofs, snow retention, S5 clamps, metal roof clamps

SnowGuards on Metal Roofs

Posted by Jessica Haddock on Jan 17, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Why is it a bad idea to put snow guards just over doorways? 

Often, we are asked to provide localized snow guard systems (snow retention systems) over an entranceway or several of them rather than protecting the entire eave line of a standing seam metal roof. In limited cases this can be done, but extreme caution is advised.

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Tags: Roof Clamps, Snow Guards, Snow stops, sliding snow, metal roofs, snow retention, S5 clamps, metal roof clamps

Why is it important to know the metal roof panel profile, gauge and manufacturer when installing S-5!® clamps to standing seam snow guard systems?

Posted by Jessica Haddock on Sep 12, 2017 1:20:01 PM

 

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Tags: Roof Clamps, Snow Guards, Snow stops, metal roofs

Solar mounting on standing seam metal roofs.

Posted by Dustin Haddock on Aug 24, 2017 1:24:58 PM

What are the best design and installation practices when using seam clamps to structurally attach PV systems to standing seam metal roofs?

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Tags: Solar, Roof Clamps, pv modules

   

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Why do industry experts endorse S-5!? Because they know our rigorously researched, tested and quality engineered products deliver unprecedented value and innovative excellence. And all of our USA-made clamps and brackets are backed by an industry-leading 25-year manufacturer warranty.