S-5! Announces 14 New Patents Issued This Year

As S-5! wraps up its 30th anniversary year, the global leader of metal roof attachments announces the addition of 14 new patents issued in 2022 alone, bringing the total number of patent issuances to 112 since the company’s first product was patented in 1991.

The United States Patent and Trademark Office most recently granted S-5! Patent No. 11,512,474 for its S-5-ZH™ Mini clamp. “ZH” stands for Zip-Hinge and is specifically designed for mounting solar and other light-duty applications to round “bulb” seam configurations, such as BEMO, Kalzip®, Zip-Rib® and other similar metal roof profiles. The ZH Mini can also be paired with the S-5! PVKIT® for an economical, time and labor-saving rail-less, direct-attach™ solar mounting solution.

Other patents issued to S-5! in 2022 by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and foreign patent offices include:

  • Australia: GripperFix® utility mounting solution
  • Australia: K Grip™ clamp; K Grip™ Mini clamp
  • Chile: GripperFix® utility mounting solution
  • China: PVKIT® 2.0 solar solution
  • Europe: Standing Seam Clamp
  • France: TrapBracket™ attachment; RibBracket™ attachment; Top-Fix CorruBracket™ attachment; Standing Seam Clamp
  • Germany: TrapBracket™ attachment; RibBracket™ attachment; Top-Fix CorruBracket™ attachment; Standing Seam Clamp
  • Ireland: TrapBracket™ attachment; RibBracket™ attachment; Top-Fix CorruBracket™ attachment; Standing Seam Clamp
  • Panama: PVKIT® 2.0 solar solution
  • Spain: TrapBracket™ attachment; RibBracket™ attachment; Top-Fix CorruBracket™ attachment; Standing Seam Clamp
  • United Kingdom: TrapBracket™ attachment; RibBracket™ attachment; Top-Fix CorruBracket™ attachment; Standing Seam Clamp
  • United States: S-5-N™ clamp
  • United States: S-5-NH™ clamp

“As the original inventor of trusted, tested and engineered manufactured metal roof attachments, our mantra is ‘innovate, improve, and re-innovate,’ and to do things The Right Way! ™,” said Rob Haddock, S-5! Founder and CEO. “Over the years, we have also established the standards for testing and performance protocols of rooftop attachment devices, making metal roofing the most user-friendly roof type in the industry.”

About S-5!

Founded by a veteran metal roof expert, S-5! has been the leading authority on metal roof attachment solutions since 1992. S-5!’s zero-penetration clamps and lifetime brackets attach ancillary items to standing seam and exposed-fastened metal roofs respectively, while maintaining roof integrity and warranties. Made in the U.S.A., S-5! solutions are engineered for a variety of roof-mounted applications and are now installed on more than 2 million metal roofs worldwide, providing strength and longevity never before seen. For more information, visit www.S-5.com.

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