The next step in selecting your ColorGard® components is to identify the style of metal roof panel you have. While there are many different brands out there, most of the basic profiles [rib shapes] are very similar. If you don't see your profile on this page, contact us at 770-405-1060 M-F 8am-5pm Eastern, or at tech@rapidmaterials.com.

ColorGard® For 12-24" Wide Metal Roof Panels

 

IMPORTANT: While most applications will require a single row of snow retention with an S-5!® clamp on every panel seam, we always recommend you contact us with your project information and allow to us to perform the calculations necessary to ensure a permanent snow retention system. There is no charge for this. Contact us at 770-405-1060 M-F 8am-5pm Eastern, or at tech@rapidmaterials.com.

How Do I Know How Much ColorGard® I Need?

We offer a couple of options to determine how much of each component you will need:

  • Call or email us and we'll perform the calculations
  • Go to our online calculator and enter the requested info; you'll get a list based on solid engineering

With either option, you will need to have the following information available:

  • Roof Panel Info
    • Brand name or style (we can help with this)
    • Material: Aluminum, zinc, copper, steel (galvalume or galvanized)
    • Gauge or thickness of material
    • Width of roof panel (dimension from panel rib to panel rib)
    • Height of panel ribs
  • Length of assembly
    • Length of the eave of each roof area to be protected by snow retention (If you have a straight gable roof and you want snow retention on both sides, you would have two assemblies
  • Length of roof panels.
    • You don't need the length of each panel, just the length of the longest panel for each roof area to be protected
  • Vertical Snow Load
    • This should be the "Roof Design Snow Load".
    • Because many existing structures (and new ones) do not have this data, a good starting point is to find the ground snow load for your location. The ICC (International Code Council) has a snow load chart available.
    • You can also contact your local municipality's building codes department and they should be able to provide you with at least the ground snow load.
    • It is important to note that ground snow load does not necessarily equate to roof snow loads, and certainly not roof design snow loads. The purpose of having this information is to determine the appropriate amount of snow retention devices to keep the snow retention device from separating from the roof and/or allowing the snow to slide. It does not determine the ability of the roof structure to support the snow load. When in doubt, it is always recommended that a structural engineer be consulted to determine if the structure is sufficient to support the load requirements.
  • Roof Slope
    • This is the roof slope in "pitch". This is given as feet of vertical rise in 12 feet measured horizontally. (or inches of rise for 12" of horizontal run)

S-5! ColorGard System Calculator

 

IMPORTANT: While most applications will require a single row of snow retention with an S-5!® clamp on every panel seam, we always recommend you contact us with your project information and allow to us to perform the calculations necessary to ensure a permanent snow retention system. There is no charge for this. Contact us at 770-405-1060 M-F 8am-5pm Eastern, or at tech@rapidmaterials.com

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