Fall Protection For Sheffield Standing Seam Systems

Fall Protection For Sheffield Standing Seam Systems

Posted by Howie Scarboro - CEO Fall Protection Distributors, LLC on Apr 17th 2024

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Classic Metal Roofing of Piqua, OH, has been focused on residential metal roofing for over 40 years. Founded by Thomas F. Chovanec Sr. in 1980, their original focus on aluminum roofing has now expanded into a full product line.

Classic Metal Roofing is still family-owned and known for its commitment to craftsmanship and premium quality materials. With state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities and a strong focus on innovation, the company continues to set industry standards in the metal roofing field. The enduring tradition of innovation and excellence at Classic Metal Roofing is a tribute to the work and dedication of its team members and the founder's lasting vision.

Staying Safe On ClickLock and Universal Roof Systems

Classic Metal Roofing Systems ClickLock panels showcase premium craftsmanship crafted with recycled aluminum substrates for durability and sustainability. These unique panel systems require non-penetrating fall protection systems. Let's research the most compatible safety products for ClickLock panels.

ClickLock Metal Roofing Panels

Classic Metal ClickLock panels. Photo courtesy of www.classicmetalroofingsystems.com

The ClickLock panels boast a recycled aluminum substrate for durability and sustainability. Careful research must be done to select the most compatible fall protection equipment for these unique panels. Let's look deeper into the most suitable fall protection products recommended for ClickLock panels.

Fall Protection For ClickLock Panels

Classic Metal Roofing Systems' ClickLock panels offer exceptional durability and aesthetic appeal. However, ensuring the safety of those who work on or around them is crucial. Although the SSRA product line is incompatible due to the aluminum substrate of ClickLock panels, excellent options are still available. For instance, the Ridge Pro Steep Assist Anchor is a great alternative that can provide optimal safety.

Incompatibility with SSRA Products

Using ClickLock panels, made of aluminum substrate, poses a challenge when selecting the proper fall protection systems. Traditional solutions like Standing Seam Roof Anchors (SSRA) may not be compatible with the panels' aluminum composition. However, it's important to note that compromising safety is not an option. Fortunately, there is another solution.

Ridge Pro Steep Assist Anchor

If you are a homeowner or contractor looking for a reliable fall protection solution for ClickLock panels, then the Ridge Pro Steep Assist Anchoris an excellent option. This anchor system provides secure attachment points on steep-slope roofs without drilling or penetrating the roof surface, making it a non-penetrating anchor system.

The Ridge Pro Steep Assist Anchor is a versatile solution for maintenance or installation tasks. It doesn't require any seam attachments or panel penetrations, and it rolls up the roof and hooks over the peak to provide a reliable, temporary anchor point.

Universal Standing Seam Metal Roofing Panels

Classic Metal Universal Standing Seam Panel. Image courtesy of www.classicmetalroofingsystems.com

Classic Metal Roofing Systems offers Universal Standing Seam panels that are highly durable, versatile, and weather-resistant, making them ideal for residential and commercial roofing applications.

24 Gauge Steel

Constructed with robust steel and innovative design features, these panels provide property owners with long-lasting performance and peace of mind. Top-quality, USA-made G90 galvanized steel with a thickness of .0216" before painting ensures superior strength and durability for the panels.

Seam Heights and Panel Widths

They feature a 1.5" seam height and are available in widths ranging from 12" to 16", offering flexibility and versatility to fit various roof configurations and architectural styles.

SnapLock Seams

The Universal Standing Seam panels have a snaplock seam design that guarantees a weather-tight roof, protecting against leaks and water damage. The integral fastening hem provides concealed fasteners with slotted holes, allowing for the metal's natural expansion and contraction without compromising the roof's durability.

Energy Efficient Finishes

The Universal panels are energy efficient, featuring a baked-on protective primer and a Kynar 500® or Hylar 5000® PVDF resin-based coating. This high-quality, industry-leading finish includes reflective pigment that maximizes energy efficiency and reduces cooling costs. The backs of each panel are finished with a protective clear coat, further enhancing their durability and weather resistance.

Classic Metal Roofing Systems standing seam roof. Image courtesy of www.classicmetalroofingsystems.com

Fall Protection For Universal Standing Seam Panels

Safety is a top priority when working on roofs, especially in Classic Metal Roofing Systems. Having dependable, non-penetrating fall protection equipment for the Universal Standing Seam panels is essential. Here are compatible fall protection products for the Universal Standing Seam panel system.

The SSRA1 Seam Anchors are an excellent choice for single-man anchor points. The SSRA2 Adjustable Roof Jack adapters can be mounted on top of the anchors to provide a stable base for walkboards. Mounting SSRA3 Anchor Plates on the anchors allows for horizontal lifelines without penetrations.

Also, the Ridge Pro Steep Assist anchor hooks over the ridge to provide a reliable anchor point on a metal roof with a pitch of 7/12 to 12/12.


There are several options for using fall protection on the Classic Metal ClickLock aluminum panels and Universal Standing Seam steel panels. These options allow anchor points, walk boards, and horizontal lifelines to be used without the need for panel penetrations.

Call us today at 863-703-4522 to discuss the safety requirements for your next project. Visit us at www.StandingSeamRoofAnchor.com. Learn more about fall protection by reading OSHA's 48 page manual.

Howie Scarboro, C.E.O. and co-founder of Fall Protection Distributors, L.L.C., recognized the need for continued improvements in roofing safety during the 2010 MetalCon show in Las Vegas. He joined forces with SnoBlox-Snojax, a leader in snow retention and seam clamping technology for metal roofs, to create the SSRA1 prototype. Tested by Gravitec for OSHA/ANSI certifications, the SSRA1 proved to be the industry's lightest, most robust, and most universal-fit anchor point for standing seam roofs. Fall Protection Distributors, L.L.C. was born in 2015, shaping the future of fall protection and instilling confidence in the industry.