S-5! clamps attach to the sheet standing seam by the tightening of two "bullet-nosed" stainless steel setscrews against the seam material. (This is usually done with an industrial grade screw gun.) The setscrews compress the standing seam material against the opposite wall of the clamp. They will "dimple" the seam material, but will not penetrate it. Threaded holes in the clamp (and stainless hardware provided) enable the easy attachment of various ancillary items to the clamps.
S-5!® founder Rob Haddock has thirty-five years in the industry. Starting out as a metal building erector, today Rob is a well-known metal roof consultant, author, speaker and inventor. Throughout it all, Rob has been unwavering in his belief that metal roofing is superior to other types of roofing, and believes just as strongly today that his S-5!® clamp innovation is making metal the most user-friendly roof type on the market today. “There is simply no other roof to which things can be attached with such ease, economy and security," he said.
Regarding the subject of metal roofing, Rob has authored numerous articles and has given countless educational talks for various trade groups. Back in the 1980s and early ‘90s he was a faculty member of the Roofing Industry Educational Institute - and is now an adjunct faculty member at the University of Wisconsin School of Engineering. His presentations at METALCON rank as the most widely attended and highly rated year after year.
Today, Rob serves as Director of the Metal Roof Advisory Group, Ltd., a consulting firm performing a variety of services for a worldwide clientele. For fifteen years Rob operated one of the nation's largest metal roofing companies with some 10 million square feet of successful installations nationwide. He has authored a number of training and educational curricula for various trade groups, and, having studied metal roofing history and applications both in the USA and abroad, he offers unique insight into this ancient but fascinating field.
S-5 and MAK teamed up in 2010 at which point MAK Fasteners were appointed a Master Distributor for S-5 products serving the European market and following the establishment of MAK Fastener Specialists pty Ltd, MAK now also act as a Master Distributor serving the Australian market place.
The demand for S-5 has continued to increase and with these products now available for immediate delivery via MAK and our network of distributors the foundations are firmly in place for continued growth and a solid long term partnership.