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S-5! Introduces Its Newest WindClamp™ Technology

Colorado Springs, CO - S-5!, one of the world's leading authorities on metal roof attachment technology, has introduced the newest addition to its line of WindClamps™, designed to increase wind resistance for standing seam and other concealed-fastened metal roofs.

The new WindClamp2X, as with all S-5!’s WindClamps™, are small aluminum clamps placed over the roof’s seam at designated intervals to prevent male-to-female seam separation and/or seam separation from the roof’s mounting clip. S-5! WindClamps are a cost-compelling alternative for new construction and can also be used in retrofit applications to bring older roofs into compliance with current codes and wind standards.

Attaching these simple, yet highly-tested clamps to a roof’s seams have proven to dramatically improve wind uplift performance for more than 25 years.  S-5! WindClamps increase – and often double – wind resistance, preventing multiple modes of failure, including seam separation and clip disengagement when used at roof clip locations. This clamp-to-seam technology has been a highly cost-effective solution to preserve rooftops in some geographic regions and/or roof “zones” with increased probability of extreme wind uplift conditions.

S-5! Now offers three WindClamp solutions for a variety of roof profiles:

· WindClamp DL, designed for MBCI Double-Lok and licensees

· WindClamp UD, designed for MBCI Ultra-Dek and licensees

· NEW WindClamp2X, designed for other specific double-folded standing seams, i.e., Butler MR-24 and Varco Pruden SSR

“The magic is not in a generic ‘seam clamp,’ or in a seam clamp that ‘fits okay’ or ‘fits’ multiple seam profiles,” says S-5! CEO & Founder Rob Haddock, who has served on ASTM committees for wind testing and standardization. “The magic is in knowing how to design a seam clamp for this purpose and for a specific panel profile. S-5! WindClamps can increase strength by 100, 200 or even 300% with test protocols to prove it. We understand how to design these clamps because our team has the in-depth knowledge and experience of how the total roof assembly responds to wind uplift.”

To see a newly produced video about the S-5! WindClamp line, and the science behind them, click here.

About S-5!®

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Since 1992, S-5! has been one of the world's leading authorities on metal roof attachment solutions. S-5!’s zero-penetration clamps attach ancillary items to standing seam and conceal-fix metal roofs, while maintaining roof integrity and warranties. S-5! solutions are engineered for a variety of applications: snow retention, fall protection and wind performance systems, satellite dishes, solar arrays, signs/banners, light fixtures, stack/flue bracing, walkways, air conditioning, lightning protection, equipment screens, conduit, condensate lines and more. Made in the U.S.A., S-5!’s products have revolutionized the metal roofing industry and are now installed on more than 2 million metal roofs worldwide, including 2 GW of PV, providing unsurpassed strength and longevity.  For more information, visit  s-5.com.

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