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S-5! Clamps & Brackets For Metal Roofs FAQs

How much load will S-5!® clamps hold?

10/17/2017
S-5! has done hundreds of tensile load tests parallel to the panel seam and on various gauges and profiles, we have tabulated the results for your convenience.

What profiles will S-5!® clamps not fit?

10/17/2017
S-5! clamps will not fit on face-fastened trapezoidal rib or corrugated type panels.

How can I be sure that S-5!® setscrews won't damage my panel?

10/17/2017
The point of the S-5! screw is rounded to a specific radius and polished to eliminate abrasion to the panel finish when tightened.

On what profiles should S-5!® clamps be used with caution?

10/17/2017
There are some seams on which S-5! clamps should either not be used or used only with caution.

Should I be concerned about metallurgical compatibility?

10/17/2017
S-5! clamps are completely compatible with most painted or unpainted materials.

What if the panel seam I'm using has not been tested?

10/17/2017
If you cannot identify your profile, please contact us.

Which clamp works best on horizontal seams?

10/17/2017
Use the S-5-E and crimp the seam to 180 degrees at desired clamp location. Read more ...

Which clamp works best on nail flange, snap-together profiles?

10/17/2017
The S-5-N and S-5-N Mini clamps have been designed for application on the popular 1″ nail strip metal roof profiles.

What is the S-5-A Clamp?

10/19/2017
The S-5-A clamp is used only in conjunction with SnoRail and SnoFence. Not recommended for other utility attachments.

What profiles will the S-5-B fit?

10/19/2017
The S-5-B (Brass) is limited in use to traditional double-folded copper standing seam profiles, and traditional folded batten seam profiles.

What profiles will the S-5-E fit?

10/19/2017
The S-5-E clamp is designed especially for the traditional double-folded standing seam profile that is so popular all over Western Europe.

What profiles will the S-5-T fit?

10/19/2017
The S-5-T clamp is especially designed for seam profiles which resemble the letter “T” in their cross-section.

What profiles will the S-5-U fit?

10/19/2017
The S-5-U clamp will fit about 85% of the standing seam profiles manufactured in North America.

What profiles will the S-5-Z fit?

10/19/2017
The S-5-Z will fit “bulb” seam profiles, such as Zip Rib, BEMO, similar Morin profiles and Berridge Cee-Lock in North America.

How Is S-5!® different from other setscrew-based systems?

10/19/2017
S-5! setscrews are designed to dimple the seam material without puncturing, scratching or harming it.

What About Thermal Movement?

10/19/2017
When attaching to this type of standing seam metal roof, the S-5! clamp can be attached at a clip location or between clips.