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S-5!® Unveils Two New Attachment Systems at IRE

S5_X-Gard_Utility_SystemColorado Springs, CO – S-5!®, an international authority on ancillary attachment technology for the metal roofing industry, has announced the development of two new systems: The X-Gard™ pipe snow retention system and the S-5! Utility System. Both can be attached to every major standing seam metal roof profile without damaging the roof and voiding the roof manufacturers’ warranties.

According to Rob Haddock, CEO, “S-5! takes innovation, engineering, development, thorough testing, and proper market introduction very seriously. We pride ourselves in having continually provided the best attachment solutions in the metal roofing industry for over 22 years. Our products have been used on over 1,400,000 roofs around the world.”

At the 2014 International Roofing Expo (IRE), S-5! presented, for the first time ever, the X-Gard snow retention system to attendees. According to the company, no other pipe snow retention system on the market has proven stronger than X-Gard.

X-Gard spans up to 48” and can be purchased as a one- or two-pipe system, depending on project specifics including pitch and snow load. It was designed to be paired either with locally-purchased round pipe, or, for even stronger holding strength, the patented NEX® 2.0 pipe.

X-Gard's double-clamp design provides unprecedented holding strength when attached with S-5!'s standard or mini-sized clamps. The employment of two clamps with each bracket and the unique shape of the NEX 2.0 pipe enable a properly installed X-Gard system to provide a reliable snow retention solution in a wide variety of situations.

Concerning snow retention, Haddock adds, “We have made a substantial investment in testing and proving the durability of our snow retention systems. We have a track record of over 20 years with more than 3,000 miles of successfully installed snow retention systems in the U.S. alone. We offer a Certified Engineer Stamp program, an Online Project Calculator, and the only optional limited System Warranty Program in the industry.”

The other new product S-5! unveiled at IRE is a versatile new utility mounting solution for standing seam metal roofs.

The Utility System, exclusively by S-5!, enables easy attachment of almost any conceivable utility application, including: signs, banners, light fixtures, gas piping, antennas, roof walkways, HVAC equipment, lightning protection systems, condensate lines, stack/flue bracing, fascias, equipment screens, electrical conduit, antennas, cabling, and more. The Utility System can be rotated 360° for complete orientation versatility.

The new X-Gard and the S-5! Utility System are both mechanically attached with patented round-point setscrews, gripping the seam securely without penetration and without damage to the panel’s protective finishes. The setscrews will slightly dimple the metal seam material without piercing it, leaving roof manufacturers' warranties intact.

The introduction of the two new systems continues S-5!'s 22-year history as a leading developer of attachment products and mounting solutions for the metal roofing industry.

Keith Lipps, VP of Marketing and Sales, was quick to point out what sets S-5! apart. “To ensure the highest quality, S-5! is the only manufacturer of S-5! products. Other products on the market try to simulate the attachment methods of S-5! without going through the same rigorous testing process. Unfortunately, the result is often clamps that cost more than our originals, and either damage the roof or are nowhere near as strong as S-5! clamps.” Lipps notes that genuine S-5! clamps can be readily identified by the S-5! logo on the side.

Lipps also expressed appreciation for the loyal customers who continue to specify S-5! over copy-cat products, adding, “We appreciate your continued loyalty and support and remain available if you have questions about our new products.”

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