SKY PRODUCTS ROOF EQUIPMENT SOLUTIONS

ARCHITECT ROOFING CONTRACTORS AND CONSULTANTS

  • Sky Products can assist with snow guard design whether the project is in design or retrofit stages.

  • Provides engineered detail drawings, load calculations, and location of snow guards.

  • In house product education including sales and technical support, budget development, and substation requests.

  • Product recommendation based on roof panel manufacturer, model, project location and roof dimensions.

Success Stories

Calgary 69th street LRT

Design, Supply and provide custom snow guard system on a barreled roof. At the request of the client provide a custom snow guard solution that would follow the curvature of the roof...

Stony Mountain Correctional Facility

Original specified 2 bar snow guard system was no longer available from the manufacturer. Provide a similar or better snow guard system on within budget constraints

Dorchester Prison New Brunswick

Design, supply and provided stamped engineered drawings for a 2 bar system. Prepare and powder coat over 1000 clamps, 500 brackets and 136 ten foot pipes to match original roof colour.

Calgary Olympic Development Association

Design and supply a snow retention system for the new International Ice Rink roof at the Markin MacPhail Athletic and Ice Complex in Calgary.

Saskatchewan Transportation Company

Adhesive polycarbonate (plastic) type snow retention was initially used on this barrel type roof.

Wayne Gretzky Estates Winery

Scope of work Supply non-penetrating snow guard solution for Empire Roofing Solution S-5!® Colorgard Advantages Inexpensive snow guard solution with ZERO penetration and longevity

CFB Comox

Scope of work Design, Supply and provide Stamped Engineered Drawings for 4 to 1 safety factor. Challenge Multi-level building needing an inexpensive snow guard solution Solution S-5!® Colorgard Advantages Inexpensive snow guard solution for years to come.

Tecumseh Arena

First 500kW rooftop solar installation in Canada. Scope of work Supply a non-penetrating direct attached solution for Canada’s first 500kW rooftop solar installation. Challenge Low cost solution that will remain secure for over 20 years and allow for easy maintenance. Solution 5000 S-5! U minis and 5000 S-5! PV Kits. The S-5-U clamp is by far our most popular and most versatile clamp. It fits about 85% of the standing seam profiles manufactured in North America—including most structural and architectural profiles. It can be used on vertically oriented seams and, by rotating the clamp 90 degrees, it can also be used on most horizontal 2" seam profiles. Advantages Low cost per watt and over 5000 attachment points with ZERO penetrations.


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CUSTOMER TESTIMONIALS

OUR PRODUCTS

Sky Products provides standard or customized solutions to attach solar panels, rooftop lighting, signs, HVAC units, walkways, or snow retention to standing seam roofs without penetrating the panels. Based on our many years of experience and expertise, we help our customers with standard or customized solutions.

  1. SNOW RETENTION

    A snow guard system mitigates the risk of sudden and unexpected release of snow from the roof, which can lead to damaged roof panels, gutters, light fixtures, walls and foundations, protection of lower roofs or worse, severe injury to people. The idea is to evacuate the snow in a predictable and controlled fashion, as opposed to a sudden release. It may be hard to imagine that an accumulation of those pretty little snowflakes can have enough force to do serious damage to property and person, but that is the reality.

    Snow retention has been used for hundreds of years in regions where snow accumulation on roofs is an issue. Technology has now changed from stones and logs to polycarbonates, zinc and aluminum. With the growing trend towards a more environmentally friendly construction industry, metal roofs in the commercial, industrial and residential markets are quickly becoming a choice of architects and roofers. Metal roofs are made from recycled material (steel and aluminum), and their longevity greatly surpasses that of a shingled roof. A metal roof can last upwards of 80 years and their reflective properties equate to lower cooling costs in the summer. With every new metal roof installed, there needs to be a properly designed and engineered snow retention system. A properly designed system needs to take into account the following factors:

    Can the manufacturer provide load tests on the attachment method to the metal roof whether it is a standing seam or not? Are the manufacturer’s published load tests based on ULTIMATE loads or does the manufacturer provide both the ULTIMATE and WORKING loads? Working Loads are generally based upon a Safety Factor of 2 of the Ultimate Load, example below

    • Manufacturer’s load test shows the attachment point to the metal roof has an ultimate load of 1000lbs, the ultimate load generally indicates some point of failure depending on the manufacturer’s testing protocols. Some manufacturers post the ultimate load as their working load which can quickly overload a snow retention system and possibly cause damage to the roof panel itself. An industry standard is to apply a Safety Factor of 2 to the ultimate load, which would be 500lbs; essentially dividing the ultimate load by the safety factor. In some cases a safety factor of 3 may be applied.

    Are these results available upon request or do they magically appear when it comes time to close the deal. If the manufacturer CANNOT provide you with any load tests that have been certified by an independent lab or have been stamped by an engineer, then it is buyer beware.

    For Standing Seam Roofs

    • Roof Designed Snow Loads – these are based upon the National Building Code
    • Slope or Pitch of the roof
    • The distance from ridge to eave or the panel run of every roof that requires snow retention
    • The assembly length of every roof that requires snow retention
    • The gauge of the metal being used (copper or aluminum)
    • The profile or fold of the standing seam profile.
    • Spacing between seams

    For Exposed Fastened Roofs – also known as Screw Down Roofs

    • Roof Designed Snow Loads – these are based upon the National Building Code
    • Slope or Pitch of the roof
    • The distance from ridge to eave or the panel run of every roof that requires snow retention
    • The assembly length of every roof that requires snow retention
    • The substructure to which the roof is attached (steel purlin or plywood)

    Further considerations are dormers, overhangs and adjacent roofs that may shed onto a lower roof(s).

  2. S-5! CLAMPS

    Used on over 1.6 million roofs worldwide, Sky Products uses S-5!® clamps to attach snow retention and solar systems to the panel seam. The clamps attach to the seam by the tightening of two “bullet –nosed” stainless steel setscrews against the seam material. The round point setscrews compress the seam material against the opposite wall of the clamp. They will “dimple” the seam material, but will not penetrate it.

    S-5!® clamps are made from 6061-T6 aluminum extrusions conforming to ASTM B221 or aluminum castings conforming to ASTM B85 and to AA Aluminum Standards.

    The setscrews are made from 300 series stainless steel, 18-8 alloy.

    Why Sky Products chose S-5! ® products

    • Laboratory tested for maximum holding strength
    • Clamping technology that does not penetrate the standing seam
    • Engineered uniquely for each profile
    • Easy to install
    • Installed on over 1.6 million roofs worldwide and counting

    Are they strong enough?

    In order to promote the best non penetrating clamping system S-5! ® has performed hundreds of tensile-load tests to prove the holding strength of the clamps. All tests were performed by a third party A2LA accredited laboratory, all results are available online.

  3. SOLAR

    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!

  4. METAL PLUS BRACKETS

    The world’s best standing seam metal roofing brackets—The Ultimate Bracket, The Big Boy’s, and The Roofer’s Helper—began with a metal roofing contractor who realized that his work time was inefficient.

    Upon searching the web and metal roofing magazines, he soon discovered there was no bracket designed strictly for standing seam metal roofing that would enable the contractor to install metal roofing in a comfortable, efficient, and safe manner. This is how the idea was born to invent and develop his own. The process took several years to invent, patent, develop, and manufacture. The outcome has been well worth the wait. We are now able to offer you these three brackets: The Ultimate Bracket, The Big Boy’s, and The Roofer’s Helper. We have no doubt that once your company uses these brackets, you will find that the installation of standing seam metal roofing has never been so fast, efficient, and comfortable.​

  5. DEK FLASHING

    DEKTITE COMBO ROUND

    Suitable for both standard and retrofit applications
    When retrofitting is required just cut and apply clips for ease of application. Clips included in purchase

    Larger square base will cover a larger opening
    More forgiving for penetration openings and allows for steeper roof pitch

    Unique cone design
    Provides 10mm (1/2″) continuous contact with flashed pipe providing a watertight seal.

    Clear markings in metric and imperial measurements
    Makes for easier cutting to pipe size

    Size ranges – Numbers 1 – 10
    Available in Black and Grey EPDM, and Red Silicone

    Twenty year warranty
    Just fit it and forget it – we’ve got you covered

    Approvals
    CSA approval number 70029509


    DEKTITE COMBO SQUARE

    Suitable for both standard and retrofit applications
    When retrofitting is required just cut and apply for ease of application. Clips included in purchase

    Larger square base will cover a larger opening
    So more forgiving for penetration openings and allows for steeper roof pitch

    Unique cone design
    Provides 10mm continuous contact with flashed pipe providing a watertight seal

    Please marks in metric and imperial measurements
    Makes for easier cutting to post size

    Twenty year warranty
    Just fit it and forget it – we’ve got you covered

    DEKSTRIP

    • Flashes hi-rib & standing seam profiles
    • Stretch and form to fit and seal
    • Flash between dissimilar materials
    • Handles vibration and expansion
    • 20 Year Warranty. Just fit it and forget it – we’ve got you covered

  6. OMG ROOFING PRODUCTS

    OMG Roofing Products

    INTRODUCING THE POWER GRIP PLUS

    Tie Downs and Standoff’s are what the PowerGrip and PowerGrip PLUS were designed to replace.

    The PowerGrip and PowerGrip PLUS install in UNDER 10MINUTES!!!

    Normally a PowerGrip installs in 3-4 min max and the PLUS unit adds 2 minutes!

    Both install in under 10 minutes each and that’s with slow roofer.

    • Clean area unit it to be installed (15- 30 seconds)
    • Drive center screw (15 seconds)
    • Slide on PowerGrip or PLUS (10 seconds)
    • For PowerGrip, Weld flange and done! (1-2 minutes)
    • For PowerGrip PLUS, drive additional 8 fasteners, weld and done! (1-3 minutes)
    • The PowerGrip PLUS is a structural mount, 1075lbs shear and over 2,000lbs of tensile loadings.

    ADVANTAGES

    • Reduce labour costs
    • Eliminate lateral ballasted rack movement that can damage roof

    OMG Roofing Products

    INTRODUCING PIPE SUPPORTS

    OMG PipeGuard is designed to support rooftop steel pipe, electric conduit, and copper tubing off the roof surface.

    It is made from weather-resistant EPDM, which prevents damage to the roof system, while allowing for expansion.

    The unique, one-piece, triangular design is engineered to shed water while its wide platform base provides stability and balance.

    Features & Benefits

    • Integral clamp requires no additional parts or tools required
    • Extremely fast installation compared to other methods; it usually takes less than 10 seconds which equals reduced labour costs
    • Designed specifically for common rooftop pipes and is easy for any crew member to install
    • A properly installed PowerGrip PLUS provides a secure anchor to the roof deck and remains watertight.
    • Available in most PVC and TPO membrane brands for 100% compatibility.
  7. UNISTRUT WALKWAYS

    Sky Products is proud to introduce a new product to its clients; Unistrut Walkways.

    Roof top walkway systems, work platforms, and crossover platforms designed and installed by Unistrut Service Company offer a low-cost solution to rooftop damage caused by foot traffic and the installation of heavy equipment. On membrane, built-up, foam and coated roofs, Unistrut roof top walkway systems and roof top work platforms protect against puncture, abrasion and wear along with providing a safe, clearly defined, anti-skid walking surface.

    Unistrut Roof Top Walkway Systems and Work Platforms WILL….

    • Provide a safe walkway for rooftop traffic
    • Protect the roof from foot traffic
    • Resist weather in either galvanized steel or aluminum finish
    • Attach to all metal standing seam roofs, including metric sizes

    Unistrut Roof Top Walkway Systems and Work Platforms WILL NOT…

    • Penetrate roof top surface (except on rib roofs)
    • Trap water or disappear in snow like rubber pads
    • Rot or disintegrate like wood or patio blocks

INDUSTRY NEWS

OUR PRODUCTS

UNISTRUT WALKWAYS

Roof top walkway systems, work platforms, and crossover platforms designed and installed by Unistrut Service Company offer a low-cost solution to rooftop damage caused by foot traffic and the installation of heavy equipment. On membrane, built-up, foam and coated roofs, Unistrut roof top walkway systems and roof top work platforms protect against puncture, abrasion and wear along with providing a safe, clearly defined, anti-skid walking surface.

OMG ROOFING PRODUCTS

INTRODUCING THE POWER GRIP PLUS Tie Downs and Standoff’s are what the PowerGrip and PowerGrip PLUS were designed to replace. The PowerGrip and PowerGrip PLUS install in UNDER 10MINUTES!!! Normally a PowerGrip installs in 3-4 min max and the PLUS unit adds 2 minutes! Both install in under 10 minutes each and that’s with slow roofer.

SNOW RETENTION

A snow guard system mitigates the risk of sudden and unexpected release of snow from the roof, which can lead to damaged roof panels, gutters, light fixtures, walls and foundations, protection...

S-5! CLAMPS

Used on over 1.6 million roofs worldwide, Sky Products uses S-5!® clamps to attach snow retention and solar systems to the panel seam. The clamps attach to the seam by the tightening of two...

SOLAR

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...

METAL PLUS BRACKETS

The world’s best standing seam metal roofing brackets—The Ultimate Bracket, Metal PlusThe Big Boy’s, and The Roofer’s Helper—began with a metal roofing contractor...

DEK FLASHING

When retrofitting is required just cut and apply clips for ease of application. Clips included in purchase..

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HEAD OFFICE

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  • 1.855.888.6869

  • 905.922.6869

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  • 1.855.888.6869

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