S-5! Metal Roof Innovations, an authority on metal roof attachment solutions, has been awarded the Metal Construction Association (MCA) Chairman’s Award for metal construction projects of 2019 in the residential category for providing solar mounts to a sustainable California neighborhood.
Each year the MCA recognizes outstanding metal construction projects in North America. The chairman’s award goes to exceptional buildings involving MCA member companies. The criteria include overall appearance, the significance of metal in the project, innovative use of metal and the role of metal in achieving project objectives.
S-5! was recognized at the MCA annual Winter Meeting Awards Dinner for its metal roof attachment solutions used in the Keller Court Commons project in Petaluma, California — a tight-knit “pocket neighborhood” of eight houses with a central grassy courtyard and a small common building.
Keller Court Commons developer Jim Soules worked together with principal Chris Lynch of MAD Architecture to design a neighborhood that draws on the historic agricultural influences of its surrounding area — delivering a low-maintenance, sustainable community demonstrated in the standing seam metal roofing, corrugated metal wall panels, solar arrays and color palette.
Since sustainability was a major consideration and metal building components are a significant contributor to the durability, maintenance requirements and sustainability of the community, they chose metal roofing. MAD Architecture selected S-5! attachment solutions to mount the solar panels to the standing seams, including its S-5-N clamps, which feature an angled setscrew and a clamp insert to ensure a fit whether placed on older or new and wider nail strip profiles.
“We chose S-5!’s attachment solutions for the Keller Court Commons project because we liked the idea of eliminating multiple penetrations through the roof to install the PV racks, and we knew S-5!’s zero-penetration clamps, designed to last the life of the roof, would not violate the roof integrity,” Lynch said. “We are very happy with the results and expect to use S-5! attachment technology again on future projects.”
The Keller Court Commons project team includes land developer Soules Co.; architect MAD Architecture; general contractor/metal panel installer Jacobs Classic Construction; metal roof installer Crandall Roofing; solar panel installer Suntegrity Solar; solar panels Enphase Energy; accessory supplier of roof clamps S-5! Metal Roof Innovations; and metal roof/wall panel manufacturer Metal Sales Manufacturing.
“It is an honor to be recognized for our attachment technology utilized on every metal roof in this innovative community and a privilege to be part of a project that values the long-term sustainability of metal building components in construction,” said Rob Haddock, S-5! founder and CEO.
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