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S-5! Set To Introduce New WindClamp Iteration At IRE

Colorado Springs, CO – S-5!, one of the world's leading authorities on metal roof attachment solutions, will introduce its new WindClamp2X technology at the International Roofing Expo (IRE), happening in Las Vegas August 10-12, 2021.

Additionally, Rob Haddock, S-5!’s Founder and CEO, will present a pair of educational programs, providing an opportunity for attendees to learn about the fundamentals of metal roofing while earning continuing education credits in the process.

Show attendees will be able to stop by the S-5! booth (#3023) to see first-hand the company's new WindClamp2X™, designed to increase wind resistance for metal roofing.  These small aluminum clamps are placed over the roof’s seam at designated intervals to prevent multiple modes of failure, including seam separation and clip disengagement, when used at roof clip locations. WindClamps increase – often doubling – wind resistance, offering a cost-effective option for new and retrofit construction. In addition to Haddock, S-5! will have its team on hand to explain the features and benefits of this new technology.

 Rob-Haddock
Rob Haddock

Haddock is among the Expo's featured speakers. On Wednesday, August 11, beginning at 7.45 a.m., he will present an introduction to Understanding Metal Roofing: Part I. Often billed as "Metal Roofing 101," the course includes technical information presented in a common-sense fashion that makes the art and science of metal roofing clear, concise and understandable. Topics include the history of metal roofing, metals and metallic coatings, metallurgy, galvanic weathering and material selection criteria. Also covered: fabrication and manufacturing techniques, various seam types and panel profiles in addition to underlayments, the use and misuse of sealants, seam technologies and the principles of thermal cycling and panel anchorage. 

Then, later on Wednesday morning beginning at 9.30 a.m., Haddock will present a “More on Metal Roofing” course, building on the metal roofing essentials covered in the overview earlier that day. This extended course, Understanding Metal Roofing: Part II, will cover the coil coating process, common and popular critical details of steep slope and low slope construction, in addition to curved applications and wind issues. Finally, the program delves into system design, drainage principles and system selection criteria, including the principles of water-shedding and hydrostatic designs.

Contractors, architects, specifiers, roof consultants, engineers, building owners and maintenance staff will benefit from these sessions. And, it is the best “crash course” available for sales personnel in-industry.  

Haddock is a well-known expert in the field and has worked in various aspects of metal roofing for nearly five decades―beginning as a laborer, then contractor, forensic consultant, technical author, educator, innovator, CEO and founder of S-5!, the leading authority on metal roof attachment solutions. His innovations have resulted in nearly 60 patents, and his hundreds of writings and lectures have been translated into at least 10 languages. He has won numerous industry awards from MCA, CSI, ASTM and MBMA. For 35+ years, Rob has been a featured speaker at industry tradeshows, METALCON and IRE. His practical experience, colorful background and world travel add flavor to his technical expertise resulting in a “must-attend” course that is as poignant as it is entertaining for every educational or experience level in metal roofing trades and practices.

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 3.4 GW of PV, providing unsurpassed strength and longevity.  For more information, visit  s-5.com.

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