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S-5!®

Since 1992, S-5! has been the leading authority on metal roof attachment solutions.

Through rigorous research, testing and engineering, S-5!s unique attachment products have revolutionized the metal roofing industry.

We consistently exceed customer expectations by delivering unprecedented value and innovative excellence in the metal construction marketplace.

Our vision is a world covered in metal roofs because we believe it is the best roofing choice.

Our mission is to be the only choice for attachment solutions by bringing the highest quality, most reliable and safest metal roof attachment products to the marketplace. As the category leader, S-5! actively promotes the metal roof industry through pioneering advancements and the creation of new products.

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Welcome To S-5-University

Through our interactions with customers and industry professionals, we have identified a need for a single trusted source of information. Our team of technical experts has created a series of step-by-step training courses designed to educate you and your team on all things metal roofing.

Our Goals

tool boxOur goal is to provide you, our customers, with all the necessary information and tools—a one-stop-shop to make your job easier.

S-5! offers a variety of metal roof attachment solutions.

Participants will be able to login, select a variety of courses and earn certificates upon completion.

If you need to train your team from the ground up, S-5-University is the place for you!

You will complete each course knowing which snow, solar or utility mounting solution is right for your project. 

This will include best practices for installation.

Browse our courses today!


Take Our Survey: Your Feedback Matters

Customer satisfaction is our top priority, and your feedback plays a crucial role in achieving that. Would you be willing to share your insight regarding our online calculators? Every comment you provide is highly valued and will be used to improve our services/products. Thank you for being a part of our community! Your feedback helps us enhance our offerings. Take a moment to tell us about your experience with us, our products and communications.

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LIVE From METALCON 2023 with S-5


Metal Roofing Systems Course with Rob Haddock

If you design, install, commission, maintain or repair metal roofing systems, this course will provide you with the tools and techniques to do your job correctly and avoid problems. Upon completing this course, you will be able to identify the best solutions to your metal roofing issues, whether you’re working on new constructions, performing maintenance, or re-roofing.

Registration Date/Time:

  • 12/5/2024 07:30 a.m. (CT)

Event Dates/Times:

  • 12/5/2024 08:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (CT)

  • 12/6/2024 08:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (CT)

Credits

  • CEU: 1.4

  • PDH: 14

  • LU/HSW: 14

Register today!


MLPE MountTM

MLPE Mount ™ Secure and bond microinverters and power optimizers to metal roof profiles. The MLPE Mount provides a cost-effective, versatile method to attach module level power electronics (MLPE) directly to solar PV module frames.  Designed to be used with solar panels, the MLPE Mount secures most optimizers and microinverters anywhere along the underside of the module frame. This provides the versatility needed to better handle module-to-module wire management and electrically bonds the equipment together to easily comply with grounding requirements.  

Learn more about the MLPE Mount.


PVKIT® HUR

PVKIT® HUR (High Uplift Resistance) is part of Centroplan's solar and metal roof system; and it is the first of its kind PV mounting system specifically designed for high wind uplift performance of installed solar panels. It is also the first metal roof PV mounting system certified to FM4478, FM Approval’s toughest PV Standard.

Features and Benefits:

  • Increases wind uplift resistance of mounted solar modules - 105 psf rating
  • Gravity (snow) load strength test - 120 psf rating
  • Listed to FM Approvals toughest PV standard
  • Reduces added dead load of mounting components
  • Improves load distribution by 25% reducing point loads

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Reduce Your Racking Cost

You may be wondering how you can lower the real cost and time spent on your projects. One way to save on your budget is to use a rail-less attachment solution for every metal roof project. Rail-less products are much lighter than railed systems, which helps lower your racking cost. A high-quality, properly engineered rail-less mounting system can weigh 85% less than most railed systems. Given an 85% savings in mounting hardware weight and much lower freight transport, the carbon footprint and environmental impact of a project is greatly reduced.

Learn more about reducing your racking costs.


How to Install Starlink Satellite Dish on a Metal Roof

Metal roofs are the perfect platform for mounting a wide variety of ancillaries. With the popularity of Starlink satellite broadband internet growing everyday, there's a need to find a dependable mounting solution to exposed-fastened metal roofing. That's what makes the GRIPPERFIX Utility Mounting System by S-5! such a good combination. Attaching everything to the roof is quick, easy, and capable of handling anything mother nature throws at it.

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Paneles Solares - UCA

Desde mayo, el edificio Santa María de la sede de Puerto Madero de la UCA cuenta con módulos solares fotovoltaicos instalados en su estructura con los que se espera cubrir un 7% de la demanda energética del mismo.

Los módulos se encuentran sobre la cubierta metálica del edificio ubicado en Av.

Alicia Moreau de Justo 1300.

 

 


Insights with Industry Experts: Residential Exposed-Fastened Metal Roof ColorGard Install

Presenters:

  • S-5!’s Product Development Engineer, Jon Moss
  • S-5!’s Vice President of Research & Development, Dustin Haddock

What is the best method for preventing dangerous snow avalanches on your exposed-fastened metal roof? How expensive and complicated is the solution to this problem? Can it be done without worry of system failure or a leaky roof? Find out the answers to these questions and more during this product install demonstration.

Join us as we break down a project install of the S-5! ColorGard® with S-5! VersaBracket 47 exposed-fastened metal roof. We will discuss the entire installation process, all the way from prep to best practices. Considerations include choosing the right product for your roofing profile; proper installation of the brackets to avoid potential systems failures; and the different ways of staging ColorGard sticks to make installation even easier. We’ll also cover some basics to ensure that your ColorGard system will reach its full potential.

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Insights with Experts

Insights with Experts is back with even more information on how to protect your standing seam metal roof from wind uplift damage!

   On this episode, the panel of experts from
   FM Global, MCA, and MBCI will delve into
   the best ways to strengthen your roof, how
   to do so economically, what to do in the
   case of retrofits and how to deal with
   thermal expansion around panel
   clips when adding wind clamps.

 

 

 

 

On this episode of Insights with Experts, we continue
our examination of how wind affects standing seam metal roofs, and the way wind clamps (aka external seam clamps) can help provide protection during extreme wind events.

This time, our panel of experts from FM Global, MCA, and MBCI discuss the history of structural standing seam metal roofs in the 20th century, the pros and cons of exposed-fastened roofing vs. standing seam, the different ways
these roofs are seamed together, and much more.

 

 

   On this episode, the panel of experts from FM Global,
   MCA, and MBCI will delve into the best ways to strengthen
   your roof, how to do so economically, what to do in the
   case of retrofits, and how to deal with thermal
   expansion around panel clips when adding
   wind clamps.

   

 

 

 

   Watch more videos.


S-5! Keeps Metal Roof Manufacturers Warranties Intact!

S-5! products are now installed on over 2.5 million metal roofs worldwide, providing strength and longevity never before seen.

Architects and metal roof contractors endorse S-5! as the safest engineered products and the most trusted name in the metal construction industry.

We have the top distribution network in the business. All of our S-5! clamps and brackets are proudly made in the USA, and come with an industry-leading Limited Lifetime Materials and Worksmanship Warranty.

In addition, our ColorGard® snow retention system is guaranteed for the life of the roof. No other company stands behind their products like S-5!. S-5!’s zero-penetration clamps attach ancillary items to standing seam metal roofs without violating the integrity of the roofs or the roofs’ warranties. Our clamps and brackets are engineered for a variety of applications, including:

But most importantly, S-5!’s innovative product excellence is exceeded only by our absolute commitment to outstanding customer service!


S-5!'s Project Configurator Tool

S-5!, the leading authority on metal roof attachment technology, an online tool to help customers design their projects from start to finish and guide them to find the right clamp, bracket and/or system for the specific roof profile.

A project dashboard allows users to log and save all project data, add multiple roof profiles, view all projects and offers advanced filters via multiple categories. The Project Configurator Tool is linked to S-5!’s snow retention calculator and solar PV calculator.

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Testimonials

"The partnership and support from S-5! is very helpful. Asking for feedback helps a lot. You're quick to respond; you're on it all of the time; your product development is pot on. You are always thinking what's next - how can we help our partners from where we are today; how do we improve our product and how do we take it to the next level. That part of the partnership, we love. It carries a long way. As far as the product itself, it's amazing. When we first started using it. I thought how do we streamline this process so our installers actually embrace it. The guidance provided and the detail on the installation instructions and installation videos really came in very handy."

     - Juan David Payares, CEO of PayOli Solar, Florida

"Our business builds solar PV systems, including many megawatts of rooftop solar. We've been using S-5! direct-attachTM PVKIT and clamps successfully for more than 10 years without ever penetrating or otherwise damaging a roof. Having used S-5! for so long, we've watched the evolution of the products, which have only gotten better and better throughout the years. When it comes to metal roofs, we trust and will always use S-5!...set 'em and forget 'em..."

     - Steve Ray, COO of Essex Power Corporation, Canada

"The S-5! PVKITs and S-5-V Mini Clamps really work well on the type of buildings we generally use in the recycling business, which are prefab standing seam metal roofs. The installation was much faster than we anticipated. It was a really short learning curve and a really clean installation. If you take a bird's eye view, the system is clean and attractive; it almost looks like an extension of the building. S-5! direct-attachTM looks natural, not obtrusive, built-in, sleek and low-profile. It was a pleasure workign with S-5! Communication was great. You helped us understand the product and identify the correct products for the job. S-5! is a great product, and I would highly recommend it."

     - Tim Cusson, VP of Business Development of Parallel Products, Massachusetts

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S-5! Project Photo Competition!

Send us your best project photos featuring S-5! products and enter to win some awesome swag. Please email project photos with a brief description of the project and S-5! products used to marketing@s-5.com.
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Latest Spanish Content

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Las Mejores Prácticas para Instalar Paneles Solares sobre Techos Metálicos

Con la alta demanda de energías renovables en estos tiempos, propietarios de edificios y residencias, comienzan a utilizar la energía solar como un generador esencial. Elegir la superficie correcta sobre dónde instalar los paneles solares, es muy importante para el proceso del diseño, el impacto económico inicial y al largo ...
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S-5! Announces its New Spanish Company Facebook Page Amidst Growth in Latin America

Industry professionals can stay up-to-date with S-5!’s product offerings, training videos and educational webinars―all in Spanish. S-5!, the leading authority on metal roof attachment technology, announces its new Spanish company Facebook page dedicated to the Latin American market. “S-5! continues to experience growth throughout Latin America and has recently onboarded a number ...
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S-5!®  - Seminarios web a pedido - En Espanol

S-5!® Seminarios web a pedido - En Espanol

¡Mira todos los S-5! seminarios web en su página de seminarios web, aquí. ¡Aprenda más sobre 5-S! ¡Visita el S-5! Directorio RCS. Las Mejores Prácticas para Instalar Paneles Solares sobre Techos Metálicos – SPANISH ONLY Descripción del Curso: Con la alta demanda de energías renovables en estos tiempos, propietarios de edificios y residencias, comienzan ...
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Latest International Content

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Industry Professionals Share Why They Choose S-5!® for Their Solar Needs

By Anna Lockhart. Read these testimonies from S-5! customers themselves about the products from one of the industry’s most trusted and reliable brands for solar attachments! The metal experts at S-5! are committed to providing their customers with the most innovative and top-quality products and solutions available ...
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S-5! Wilderness Sanctuary

Wilderness Sanctuary Utilizes S-5!® Materials in Creating a Reliable and Sustainable Roof

By S-5! The Arkaroola Wilderness Sanctuary relies on sturdy materials to maintain their remote buildings, and the S-5! product line provides them with peace of mind! Located 600km north of Adelaide, Australia is the Flinders Ranges. A remote portion of the outback, the Flinders Ranges is a gorgeous ...
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Visit S-5! at Upcoming Tradeshows in Canada

As an authorized distributor, the company will offer the complete range of S-5! snow retention solutions throughout Quebec and Ontario. S-5!, the original inventor of engineered, manufactured, metal roof attachements, announces its new partnership with Montreal-based company, Toitures et Gouttières Vaillancourt. Electricity Transformation Canada – Calgary, Alberta, Canada | October 23 ...
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Latest Canada Content

S-5! Industry Professionals Share

Industry Professionals Share Why They Choose S-5!® for Their Solar Needs

By Anna Lockhart. Read these testimonies from S-5! customers themselves about the products from one of the industry’s most trusted and reliable brands for solar attachments! The metal experts at S-5! are committed to providing their customers with the most innovative and top-quality products and solutions available ...
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S-5! - Vaillancourt

Visit S-5! at Upcoming Tradeshows in Canada

As an authorized distributor, the company will offer the complete range of S-5! snow retention solutions throughout Quebec and Ontario. S-5!, the original inventor of engineered, manufactured, metal roof attachements, announces its new partnership with Montreal-based company, Toitures et Gouttières Vaillancourt. Electricity Transformation Canada – Calgary, Alberta, Canada | October 23 ...
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Latest Podcasts

S-5! - AAR Podcast - Solar Install

Get Solar Installed on Your Roof and Get Money for it!

Welcome to another episode of the AskARoofer podcast, where we delve into the electrifying world of integrating solar technology into your home with the expertise of S-5! This episode is a must-listen for home and building owners looking to harness the power of the sun, reduce energy bills, and even ...
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S-5! - RRT Podcast with Mark Gies & Dustin Haddock – Solar Racking Code

Mark Gies & Dustin Haddock – Solar Racking Code – 2703A

S5:E92 Heidi J. Ellsworth visits with Mark Gies and Dustin Haddock of S-5! to talk solar. With new solar racking codes taking effect, these experts help us navigate new codes and regulations. Mark, Dustin and Heidi talk about how manufacturers are priming for the changes and what it will ...
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S-5! - RRT Podcast - Rob Haddock - State of the Industry

Rob Haddock - A State of the Industry

S5:E52 In this Roofing Road Trips episode, Heidi J. Ellsworth sits down with Rob Haddock of S-5! to discuss the state of the industry. They will discuss how things have been going in the metal construction industry this year, how next year is looking for metal contractors and new initiatives S-5! ...
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Latest Webinars

S-5! - The Right Way

Insights with Industry Experts: Residential Exposed-Fastened Metal Roof ColorGard Install

What is the best method for preventing dangerous snow avalanches on your exposed-fastened metal roof? How expensive and complicated is the solution to this problem? Can it be done without worry of system failure or a leaky roof? Find out the answers to these questions and more during this product ...
Watch the Webinar

S-5!®  - Seminarios web a pedido - En Espanol

S-5!® Seminarios web a pedido - En Espanol

¡Mira todos los S-5! seminarios web en su página de seminarios web, aquí. ¡Aprenda más sobre 5-S! ¡Visita el S-5! Directorio RCS. Las Mejores Prácticas para Instalar Paneles Solares sobre Techos Metálicos – SPANISH ONLY Descripción del Curso: Con la alta demanda de energías renovables en estos tiempos, propietarios de edificios y residencias, comienzan ...
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S-5!® - Webinars On-Demand

S-5!® Webinars On-Demand

Learn more about S-5!, visit their RCS Directory. Rail-Less Solar on Metal Roofs: Wire Management & Best Practices December 2, 2021 Presenter: S-5!’s Director of Solar Business, Mark Gies Credit: NABCEP-Approved – Earn 1.5 JTA hrs Learning Objectives: 1. How/why a metal roof is a perfect solar platform 2. Advantages of rail-less PV mounting systems 3. Best practices ...
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MLPE Mount

The MLPE Mount provides a cost-effective, versatile method to attach module level power electronics (MLPE) directly to solar PV module frames. Designed for microinverters and optimizers under 3 lbs., the MLPE Mount secures most optimizers and microinverters anywhere along the underside of the module frame. This provides the versatility needed ...
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If you design, install, commission, maintain or repair metal roofing systems, this course will provide you with the tools and techniques to do your job correctly and avoid problems. Upon completing this course, you will be able to identify the best solutions to your metal roofing issues, whether you’re working ...
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Latest Videos

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S-5!®'s Tradeshow Video Playlist

See more videos from S-5!® in their Video Library. Learn more about S-5!®, visit their RCS Directory page. LIVE From METALCON 2023 with S-5!
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S-5! - The IRA Effect

Supercharging Solar: How the Inflation Reduction Act Transforms the U.S. Solar Market

Discover how the recent Inflation Reduction Act is set to revolutionize the U.S. solar market! With a target of achieving 30% of U.S. electricity generation from solar by 2030, this legislation brings exciting changes that could impact your solar journey. ☀ The Role of Metal Roofs in the Solar Equation ...
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S-5! How to Install Starlink Satellite Dish on a Metal Roof

How to Install Starlink Satellite Dish on a Metal Roof

Metal roofs are the perfect platform for mounting a wide variety of ancillaries. With the popularity of Starlink satellite broadband internet growing everyday, there's a need to find a dependable mounting solution to exposed-fastened metal roofing. That's what makes the GRIPPERFIX Utility Mounting System by S-5! such a good combination. ...
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