S-5!, the metal roof attachment manufacturer, announced last Friday that its standing seam clamps earned Florida Product Approvals for High Velocity and Hurricane Zone, marking a significant achievement in the rigorous U.S. construction product approvals and permitting processes.

In a July 5 news release, S-5! said the certification marks “a leading-edge milestone as the first metal roof attachment manufacturer to earn FPA for HVHZ certification.” S-5! added that it has conducted more than 5,000 individual load tests on every conceivable load direction, material type, gauge thickness and brand of roof manufacture.

Florida's unique regulatory process is renowned for its stringent standards, given the state's susceptibility to high winds and severe weather conditions. S-5! said the approval shows builders, architects, building officials and inspectors that a manufacturer’s products have completed rigorous testing requirements and meet the standards specified in the Florida Building Code. 

“FPA has different levels of approvals, and HVHZ is the most demanding one,” said Rob Haddock, CEO and founder of S-5! “We are proud of this ground-breaking milestone, validating the holding strength and quality engineering of S-5! tested and certified products.” 

“Many applications lack proper engineering for specific design loads, posing risks to public safety and potential liabilities for owners, contractors and designers,” he continued. “My hope is that this certification will establish a benchmark for the importance of tested and certified attachments, encouraging other producers to comply.”

For more information, visit S-5.com.