S-5! Clamp and Bracket FAQs

General Clamp and Bracket Knowledgebase

Which clamp works best on nail flange, snap-together profiles?
Nail flange standing seam profiles with relatively low seam heights have become popular in residential and light commercial markets in recent years. They ar...
Tue, 7 Aug, 2018 at 2:39 PM
What is the S-5-A Clamp?
The “A” is for “architectural”. This clamp is only used in conjunction with SnoRail™ and SnoFence™. It is not recommended for other utility attachments. Ple...
Tue, 7 Aug, 2018 at 2:39 PM
What profiles will the S-5-B fit?
The S-5-B (Brass) is limited in use to traditional double-folded copper standing seam profiles, and traditional folded batten seam profiles. More info about...
Tue, 7 Aug, 2018 at 2:47 PM
What profiles will the S-5-E fit?
The “E” is for “European”. This clamp is designed especially for the traditional double-folded standing seam profile that is so popular all over Western Eur...
Tue, 7 Aug, 2018 at 2:47 PM
What profiles will the S-5-T fit?
As the “T” suggests, this clamp is especially designed for seam profiles which resemble the letter “T” in their cross-section. Those include (Centria/RollCo...
Tue, 7 Aug, 2018 at 2:48 PM
What profiles will the S-5-U fit?
The “U” stands for “universal”. This is, by far, our most popular and most versatile clamp. It will fit about 85% of the standing seam profiles manufactured...
Tue, 7 Aug, 2018 at 2:48 PM
Why should I use the S-5-V or S-5-H90 when the S-5-U will fit both profiles.
Well, you’re a loyal S-5! user and as most prudent consumers, contractors, or installers; you are looking to save money without sacrificing quality, tested ...
Tue, 11 Sep, 2018 at 3:26 PM
What profiles will the S-5-Z fit?
The S-5-Z will fit “bulb” seam profiles, such as Zip Rib, BEMO, similar Morin profiles and Berridge Cee-Lock in North America. In Europe, similar profiles a...
Tue, 7 Aug, 2018 at 2:49 PM
What About Thermal Movement?
Thermal movement can affect clamp placement. Standing seam metal roofs are designed to respond thermally with dimensional change along the length of the pan...
Tue, 7 Aug, 2018 at 2:49 PM
How Is S-5!® different from other setscrew-based systems?
Designing a special screw for our S-5! product lineup was only the beginning. We then conducted ASTM B-117 salt spray weathering tests on panel seam specime...
Tue, 7 Aug, 2018 at 2:49 PM