Standing seam metal roof clamps have become a vital component of the metal building industry. They are used for a wide range of applications, such as snow retention systems, installing satellite dishes, mounting solar panels, running conduit and piping, securing HVAC units, roof walkway systems, and many other accessories that are required to attach to a standing seam roof without penetrating the roof panels.
Standing seam metal roof clamps come in an assortment of shapes and sizes to fit several different seam profiles currently on the market. Roof clamps are also available in a number of different materials like stainless steel, brass, and aluminum and use many different types of hardware for securing them to standing seam ribs.
The most popular clamps are made from aluminum and utilize bullet-nose set screws. This type of installation provides the greatest holding strength and cost-efficiency. Stainless steel and brass have to be individually machined, significantly increasing manufacturing costs.
Some clamps have one to three set screws, allowing you to choose the right size roof clamp for your application. The most popular standing seam metal roof clamps use single- or double-set screws.
A Growing Number of Applications
Innovation within the market continues to expand the available uses for standing seam metal roof clamps to support the metal roofing industry. The uses for these roof clamps can be broken down into three main categories, which include utility use, solar applications, and snow guards.