Fall Protection Solutions For Everlast Roofing Panels

Fall Protection Solutions For Everlast Roofing Panels

Posted by Howie Scarboro - CEO Fall Protection Distributors, LLC on May 21st 2024

Everlast Roofing logo. Image courtesy of www.everlastroofing.com.

Who Is Everlast Roofing?

Everlast Roofing, Inc. has come a long way since its humble beginnings in 1997 as a small metal roofing and siding manufacturer in Ephrata, Pennsylvania. With just four employees initially serving the agricultural markets, the company has become a significant industry player, now the second-largest manufacturer of light-gauge metal building products in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions. The recent strategic acquisition of Metal Roofing Solutions in Bridgton, Maine, and a new manufacturing facility in Indiana allow Everlast Roofing to better cater to Midwest customers.

Today, Everlast Roofing's three state-of-the-art manufacturing plants produce an impressive 18 million linear feet of metal roofing and siding products annually. Their success can be attributed to a commitment to innovation, introducing proprietary technologies such as AZM and ColorBond that enhance durability and corrosion resistance. With a diverse product line ranging from agricultural profiles to architectural and commercial panels, Everlast Roofing has solidified its position as a trusted name in the metal roofing industry.

This article aims to educate workers, contractors, and building owners who have installed or plan to install Everlast Roofing's metal roofing systems. We can discuss the most compatible fall protection solutions by examining the company's various standing seam panel profiles in depth. Readers will gain valuable insights to ensure they select the appropriate safety equipment. Proper fall protection is crucial for maintaining worker safety and compliance with industry regulations, making this information invaluable for those working on or around Everlast Roofing's products.

Everloc Nailstrip Panels

Everlast Everyloc nailstrip standing seam panel. Image courtesy of www.everlastroofing.com.

The Everloc Nailstrip panel from Everlast Roofing is crafted from 26-gauge steel, offering a robust and durable roofing solution. Its design mimics the elegant appearance of traditional standing seam roofing but without the added cost and labor associated with clips or seaming tools. Instead, the Everloc panel is designed for straightforward installation over a waterproof, solid substrate, utilizing a slotted leg for fastening.

Measuring 16 inches wide with a one-inch high seam, the Everloc panel is a versatile choice for residential roofing, mansard, and fascia applications. One of its standout features is the absence of exposed fasteners, which, coupled with the water-tight side lap, allows for installation on roof pitches as low as 3:12. Additionally, the high-strength steel construction, enhanced with a galvalume coating, ensures superior corrosion resistance, making it a long-lasting alternative to many conventional roofing materials.

Another highlight is the panel's Synergy finish. It offers long-term durability with a 40-year warranty on film integrity, a 30-year warranty against fading or chalking, and a 25-year performance guarantee on the acrylic-coated AZ55. These features make the Everloc panel virtually maintenance-free and an excellent investment for any property.

Everloc Nailstrip Panels: Fall Protection Solutions

The Everloc panel's thin 26-gauge steel is incompatible with the SSRA product line, which typically attaches directly to the seams. To ensure safety and maintain this particular panel's integrity, we recommend using fall protection equipment that does not require attachment to the seams.

For steeper pitches, specifically from 6/12 to 12/12, the Ridge Pro Steep Assist Anchor is an excellent choice. This anchor hooks over the roof ridge, creating a secure anchorage point for workers. The Ridge Pro Steep Assist Anchor ensures reliable fall protection compatibility for all Everloc panel roofs, providing an essential safety measure for workers navigating these steep slopes.

For pitches less than 6/12, the Super Anchor 2815 or Malta Dynamics A6302 make suitable alternatives. These anchorage systems offer secure anchorage points by mounting underneath the ridge cap, ensuring workers have a stable and reliable attachment point. The Super Anchor 2815 and Malta Dynamics A6302 provide permanent anchor points.

Everseam Panels

Everlast Everseam metal roof panel profile. Image courtesy of www.everlastroofing.com.

The Everseam panel boasts the classic look of a traditional standing seam roof while providing the enhanced strength and durability of high-strength 24-gauge steel. This robust construction ensures that the finish will not crack, shrink, or erode, offering an attractive life cycle cost and making it a long-lasting alternative to conventional roofing materials. Thanks to the wide selection of styles and colors available, homeowners can achieve a sophisticated, designer look, positively impacting the property's resale value.

One of the essential features of the Everseam panel is its virtually maintenance-free nature and superior strength. Measuring 20 inches wide with a 1-1/2 inch high seam, the Everseam panel has an integral locking seam held in place by concealed metal clips. This design ensures a sleek appearance without exposed fasteners, which, combined with the weather-tight side lap, makes it suitable for roof pitches as low as 3:12. The panel's durability and aesthetic appeal make it an excellent choice for residential roofing applications.

Everseam Panels: Fall Protection Solutions

When working with Everseam panels, ensuring worker safety through the proper fall protection solutions is crucial. One of the best options is the Standing Seam Roof Anchor-SSRA1. This anchor is designed explicitly for standing seam roofs and attaches securely without penetrating the metal. This non-penetrating method preserves the integrity of the Everseam panel, maintaining its water-tight features. The SSRA1 is also easy to install and remove, making it reusable across different job sites. Given the Everseam panel's 20-inch width and 1-1/2 inch high seam, the SSRA1 is an ideal match for providing secure fall protection.

SSRA2 Adjustable Roof Jack Adapters mount on top of the SSRA1 anchors. This assembly allows you to mount 10' walkboards to standing seam roof systems without panel penetrations. The adjustable height side legs accommodate various seam heights. The SSRA2's adaptability makes it especially useful for diverse roofing applications involving the Everseam panel.

The SSRA3 Anchor Plate and Malta Dynamics HLL3001 Horizontal Lifeline System mount on top of the SSRA1 seam anchors for comprehensive safety across larger roofing projects. This 100-foot lifeline system protects up to two workers when maximum mobility is required. It is the industry's most universal-fit horizontal lifeline system for standing seam roofs.

The SSRA HLL for 100' horizontal lifeline deployment and the SSRA Roof Jack Pro Pack are great contractor-grade options for staying safe on the Everseam panel system.

Alternatively, the Ridge Pro Steep Assist anchor hooks over the ridge to create a strong anchor point for temporary work. Strap anchors such as the Super Anchor 2815 and Malta Dynamics A6302 can provide permanent anchor points when installed under the ridge cap.

Best Fall Protection Solutions For Everlast Roofing, Inc

Choosing suitable roofing materials and fall protection solutions ensures safety, durability, and an attractive finish in any roofing project. The Everloc Nailstrip and Everseam panels from Everlast Roofing, Inc. represent the pinnacle of quality in metal roofing, each offering unique benefits tailored to various roofing needs.

The Everloc Nailstrip panel, made from high-strength 26-gauge steel, combines elegance with durability. However, due to its thinner gauge steel construction, it requires specialized fall protection solutions. The Ridge Pro Steep Assist Anchor is ideal for steep pitches, providing a secure anchorage point over the roof ridge. For lower pitches, the Super Anchor 2815 and Malta Dynamics A6302 offer reliable anchorage points underneath the ridge cap, ensuring safety without compromising the panel's integrity.

On the other hand, the Everseam panel, constructed from robust 24-gauge steel, offers a classic look with enhanced strength and virtually maintenance-free performance. Its integral locking seam and weather-tight side lap make it versatile for various roofing applications. Compatible fall protection solutions like the SSRA1 anchor, SSRA2 Adjustable Roof Jack Adapter, and the comprehensive SSRA3 Anchor Plate and Malta Dynamics HLL3001 Horizontal Lifeline System ensure maximum safety and mobility without penetrating the metal panels.

By understanding the unique characteristics of these panels and selecting the appropriate fall protection equipment, contractors and homeowners can ensure a safe, efficient, and visually appealing roofing installation. The Ridge Pro Steep Assist Anchor, Super Anchor 2815, Malta Dynamics A6302, SSRA1, SSRA2, and SSRA3 systems are all designed to enhance worker safety while preserving the integrity and aesthetics of Everlast Roofing's high-quality metal panels.

Investing in the right combination of roofing panels and fall protection solutions enhances worker safety and preserves the longevity and beauty of the roofing system. Whether undertaking a new installation or maintaining an existing roof, these insights will help you achieve the best possible outcomes for your project.

Call us today at 863-703-4522 to discuss your project, or visit www.StandingSeamRoofAnchor.com. You can 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.