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Haddock leading metal roofing class at IRE 2022

S-5! CEO & Founder Presents at International Roofing Expo and Showcases WindClamp Product

by Karen Knapstein
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S-5!, the leading authority on metal roof attachment solutions, will present its WindClamp2X technology at the International Roofing Expo (IRE) in New Orleans, Feb. 1-3, 2022. Additionally, Rob Haddock, S-5!’s Founder and CEO will offer his course on the fundamentals of Understanding Metal Roofing:Part I and II, providing the opportunity for attendees to earn continuing education credits.

Attendees are invited to stop by S-5! Booth #2527 to see first-hand its WindClamp2X™, designed to increase wind resistance for metal roofing.  These small aluminum clamps are placed over the roof’s seam at designated intervals to prevent multiple modes of failure, including seam separation and clip disengagement when used at roof clip locations. WindClamps increase – often double – wind resistance, a cost-compelling alternative for new and retrofit construction. S-5!’s team including Rob Haddock, founder and CEO of S-5!, will be on-hand to explain the features and benefits of this technology.

Haddock is also a featured speaker at this three-day event. On Wednesday, February 2, beginning at 7.45 a.m., he will present an introduction to Understanding Metal Roofing: Part I. Often billed as “Metal Roofing 101,” the course includes technical information presented in a common-sense fashion that makes the art and science of metal roofing clear, concise and understandable. Topics include the history of metal roofing, metals and metallic coatings, metallurgy, galvanic weathering and material selection criteria. Also covered: fabrication and manufacturing techniques, various seam types and panel profiles in addition to underlayments, the use and misuse of sealants, seam technologies and the principles of thermal cycling and panel anchorage.  

Then, later on Wednesday morning beginning at 9.30 a.m., Haddock will present a “More on Metal Roofing” course building on the metal roofing essentials covered in the overview earlier that day. This extended course, Understanding Metal Roofing: Part II will cover the coil coating process, common and popular critical details of steep slope and low slope construction, in addition to curved applications and wind issues. Finally, the program delves into system design, drainage principles and system selection criteria, including the principles of water-shedding and hydrostatic designs. 

Contractors, architects, specifiers, roof consultants, engineers, building owners and maintenance staff will benefit from these sessions. And, it is the best “crash course” available for sales personnel in-industry.  

Course instructor, Rob Haddock is a well-known expert in the field and has worked in various aspects of metal roofing for five decades―beginning as a laborer, then contractor, forensic consultant, technical author, educator, innovator, CEO and founder of S-5!, the leading authority on metal roof attachment solutions. 

His innovations have resulted in  60+ patents, and his hundreds of writings and lectures have been translated into at least 10 languages. He has won numerous industry awards from MCA, CSI, ASTM and MBMA. For 35+ years, Rob has been a featured speaker at industry tradeshows, METALCON and IRE. His practical experience, colorful background and world travel add flavor to his technical expertise resulting in a “must-attend” course that is as poignant as it is entertaining for every educational or experience level in metal roofing trades and practices.

About S-5!

Since 1992, S-5! has been the leading authority on metal roof attachment solutions. S-5!’s zero-penetration clamps attach ancillary items to standing seam and exposed-fastened metal roofs, while maintaining roof integrity and warranties. 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.        

Karen Knapstein
Author: Karen Knapstein

Karen Knapstein has been in publishing since 1997. She is the executive editor at Shield Wall Media and acts as the managing editor of Frame Building News and Garage, Shed and Carport Builder magazines. Karen is a contributing editor to the other Shield Wall Media titles: Rural Builder, Metal Roofing Magazine, Roofing Elements, and Rollforming Magazine. Karen lives in Wisconsin with her husband, Joseph, and has a grown daughter, Faye. She can be reached via email at [email protected]

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