S-5!™ founder Rob Haddock has thirty-five years in the industry. Starting out as a metal building erector, today Rob is a well-known metal roof consultant, author, speaker and inventor. Throughout it all, Rob has been unwavering in his belief that metal roofing is superior to other types of roofing, and believes just as strongly today that his S-5!™ clamp innovation is making metal the most user-friendly roof type on the market today. “There is simply no other roof to which things can be attached with such ease, economy and security," he said.

There has never before been a dependable way to attach things to modern standing seam metal roofs without jeopardizing the integrity of the system and violating warranties. Until Now . . .


FAQs

What are metal roof clamps?

Metal roof clamps attach to the panel seam by tightening the “bullet-nosed” stainless steel setscrews against the seam material. (This is usually done with an industrial grade screw gun.) The setscrews compress the seam material against the opposite wall of the clamp.

What are the spikes on a metal roof?

Snow guards or snow brackets are roof-mounted metal “spikes” installed by your roofing contractor and designed to hold large amounts of snow in place and prevent them from falling in one big chunk. For areas prone to heavy snowfall, snow brackets can be an extremely useful addition.

Do metal roofs make the house hotter?

Since metal roofs have a low thermal mass, they reflect light and heat rather than absorbing it like asphalt shingles. This means that rather than making your home hotter during the summer months, metal roofing actually helps keep it cool, increasing the energy efficiency of your home.

Is it cheaper to get a metal roof or shingles?

Actually, no. Corrugated metal panels (like our ABM Panel) often cost as much as 20% less per square than asphalt shingles. ... With the accessories included, a metal roof can cost about the same as, or within a few hundred dollars of, a shingle roof on an average home.

Can you put a metal roof over shingles?

In almost every case, the answer is yes, you can lay down a new metal roof over an existing shingle roof. This is one of the many reasons metal roofs keep growing in popularity – their installation doesn't require completely tearing off the existing roof, which is a time-consuming and expensive job.

Which metal roof is best?

5 Types of Metal Roofing Materials - Pros & Cons

  1. Copper — Extremely long-lasting, very soft with low melting temperature.
  2. Aluminum — Long-lasting, resistant to saltwater corrosion.
  3. Zinc — Extremely long-lasting, resistant to corrosion, and lowest melting point.
  4. Steel — Three variations: galvanized, galvalume, and weathering steel (Corten)

Does a metal roof need gutters?

Do You Need Gutters with a Metal Roof? In short, your metal roof will probably survive without a properly installed gutter system. Unlike asphalt shingles, which can crack and allow moisture to penetrate into your roofing system, metal roofs are designed to be water-resistant.

Do metal roofs attract lightening?

The short answer is, no, a metal roof will not make lightning more likely to strike, but it may make a lightning strike less dangerous if it occurs.

How to Stop a Water Leak on a Steel/Metal Roof?

1. Remove rust, dirt, and grime around the area that leaks with a wire brush. Brush the area firmly and remove as much corrosion as possible. Sweep off the area with a broom when finished.

2. Cut a patch out of roofing mesh that extends 3 inches wider than the area that leaks. If the area is a small hole, cut out a circle. If the area is a slash, cut out a square. Use heavy-duty scissors -- sewing shears work well -- for this job.

3. Cover the area to be patched with elastomeric roofing cement using a paintbrush. Make sure the cement extends a few inches beyond the edges of where the patch is to be laid.

4. Place the patch over the cement and press it in firmly. The entire patch, and particularly the edges, must adhere to the cement.

5. Cover the entire piece of mesh with elastomeric cement. Be liberal with the application and make sure this final coating extends well past the edges of the patch.

How do you keep snow from sliding off a metal roof?

The best way to stop snow from sliding off your metal roof is to install snow guards or a snow fence on your existing roof. Snow diverters are also important to stop sliding snow from damaging roof fixtures and causing leaks.

How do snow breaks work?

When snow guards are in place on a sloped roof, they hold the ice and snow on the roof. When the snow starts to slip, snow guards hold the sheet back so it cannot be released quickly... Snow guards evenly distribute the weight of snow and ice and help protect against damage

Are snow guards really necessary?

Snow Guards prevent snow avalanche on glossy coated metal roofs in climates where snow and ice are common. It is necessary to control the rapid release of winter precipitation on a sloped metal roof where there is pedestrian traffic and property damaged can arise.

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