The concept of combining photovoltaic arrays with standing seam metal roofing is growing—and for good reasons. A standing seam metal roof has a life expectancy consistent with that of framed PV modules.
A 30-year power source on a 40-year roof, along with zero-penetration technology, creates the most sustainable roof system available with alternative power generation, all without compromising the roof manufacturer's warranty!
S-5! is the leading manufacturer of standing seam metal roofing clamps and corrugated roofing brackets. S-5-PV Kit is a revolutionary new solution to attach solar PV panels to standing seam metal roofs. S-5! manufactures clamps for almost all types of standing seam metal roofs, including the most commonly used S-5-U, S-5-E, S-5-T, S-5-S and S-5-Z. CivicSolar sells S-5! clamps and S-5! PV Kit at the lowest price for roof mounted solar PV installations.
The S-5! clamps attach to the panel seam by the tightening of two "bullet-nosed" stainless steel setscrews against the seam material. (This is usually done with an industrial grade screwgun). The setscrews compress the 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.