Pound for pound of holding strength, S-5! ColorGard is the best buy on the market, but because ColorGard assemblies are designed to the specifics of each project, costs vary widely depending upon those specifics.

The variables are as follows:

Clamp Frequency: Based on seam spacing; also sometimes you can skip seams depending upon design loads.

Clamp Model: Based on seam and profile- some clamp models are more expensive than others.

Use of SnoClip™: In some cases SnoClip is optional and may be omitted from the assembly.

Purchase Quantity: S-5! components use columnar pricing according to order quantity. The larger the order the lower the unit costs.

Following are examples of how these variables can affect cost:

Example 1
Clamp spacing: Seams are 16” on center. But the design service load requires a clamp only every second seam

Clamp model: The profile is 1.5” double folded, requiring the S-5-E, our lowest cost clamp.

SnoClip: Seam height is 1.5” and user has elected not to use SnoClip.

Purchase Quantity: Total assembly length required: 2,700 ft

Part takeoff consists of:
(1013) S-5-E clamps placed on every other seam
(338) Pieces of 8ft ColorGard
(1013) VersaClips™

This job will cost about $4.51 per lineal foot.

Example 2
Clamp spacing: Seams are 16” on center. The service design load requires a clamp to be used on every seam.

Clamp model: The special profile requires the S-5-Z.

SnoClip: Seam height is 2-3/4” and SnoClip III to be used at every panel.

Purchase Quantity: Total assembly length required: 24 ft

Part takeoff consists of:
(16) S-5-Z clamps placed on every seam
(3) Pieces of 8ft ColorGard
(16) VersaClips
(15) SnoClip III (every 16”)

This job will cost about $13.79 per lineal foot.

The above figures are based upon Manufacturers suggested pricing and do not include freight, tax or color strip. Color strip is sometimes made from scrap and in such cases is a zero cost item. In other cases it may cost up to $0.35 per foot if specially fabricated from outside sources.

We have chosen examples from opposite ends of the spectrum for purposes of illustration. Most jobs will fall somewhere between. Your distributor can always assist with pricing individual projects. Our on-line calculator can assist with determination of quantities.