S-5!® 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, including: WindClamp DL, designed for MBCI® Double-Lok® and licensees; WindClamp UD, designed for MBCI Ultra-Dek® and licensees; and the new WindClamp2X, designed for other specific double-folded standing seams, such as Butler® MR-24® and Varco Pruden† SSR™.
Since 1992, S-5! has been a provider of metal roof attachment solutions. S-5!’s zero-penetration clamps attach ancillary items to standing seam and exposed-fastened metal roofs, while maintaining roof integrity and warranties. S-5! solutions are engineered for a variety of applications, including 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.