SSRA1 Anchor: The Next Generation of Metal Roof Anchors

SSRA1 Anchor: The Next Generation of Metal Roof Anchors

Posted by Howie Scarboro - CEO Fall Protection Distributors, LLC on Mar 12th 2024

Fall Protection For Standing Seam Roofs

When it comes to ensuring safety on metal roofs, the SSRA1 Anchor is not just a product, it's an integral part of a personal fall arrest system when working on standing seam roof systems. Designed specifically for standing seam roofs, this metal roof anchor is an epitome of innovation. Unlike traditional anchors, the SSRA1 offers a non-penetrating, reliable solution that safeguards the integrity of your roof while providing unparalleled safety. It’s a clear choice for those who value safety without compromise.

Standing Seam Roof Anchor SSRA1 for fall protection tieoffs

Unmatched Strength: The SSRA1's Superior Engineering

Engineering marvels don't just happen; they're created with purpose and precision. The SSRA1 standing seam roof anchor is no exception. In a feat of engineering prowess, the SSRA1 was subjected to  extreme testing, managing a load of 14,500 lbs – a figure that speaks volumes about it’s strength. For those in need of a robust metal roof anchor, these numbers provide assurance and peace of mind. The one-piece body is unique to the industry and patented for it’s ability to generate proper seam attachment without having to manipulate or bend the seams.

Effortless Installation: A Step-by-Step Guide

The ease of installation is a critical aspect of any standing seam roof anchor. With the SSRA1, the process is simple and efficient. This section will offer a detailed guide on installing the SSRA1 Anchor, ensuring that even those new to metal roof anchors can undertake this task with confidence and safety. Experienced installers can estimate a 2 minute install time and 1 minute removal time when calculating installation labor.

SSRA1 Install Procedure

Pre-load the 6 set screws on one side of the SSRA so the tips are in the final installation depth, typically just shy of halfway across the throat opening.

Back the set screws on the opposite side of the clamp so the tips are just flush with the inside wall of the clamp.

Place over seam and snug up the 6 screws on the loose side of the clamp as you hold the SSRA1 flat and centered on the seam.

Use a micro torque wrench to set torque according to the type of set screw you are using. Cupped tipped screws get 90in/lbs of torque and the nylon tipped set screws get 180-200in/lbs of torque.

Ensuring Safety and Compliance: The Core of SSRA1

In the world of standing seam roof anchors, safety is not just a feature; it's an absolute requirement. The  SSRA1 Anchor leads the way in this regard, meeting and exceeding industry safety standards. It’s design ensures that anyone working on a metal roof can do so securely, without second-guessing their safety equipment. The SSRA1 was designed with no moving parts or any assembly required in order to eliminate confusion and potential mistakes by users. The one piece body fits about 95% of today’s standing seam profiles with no modifications, no disassembly, or having to flip plates backwards for certain seams.

The SSRA1 Versus Traditional Anchors: A Comparative Analysis

Why choose the SSRA1 over other standing seam roof anchors? The SSRA1’s advantages, from it’s unmatched strength and non-invasive installation to it’s long-term reliability, making it the superior choice for metal roof safety. Older designs use clamps that weren’t designed for fall protection originally and can experience  set screw lockup during use due to the fine threads in the clamps. This can cause equipment to get locked permanently onto seams, which then have to be cut off and destroyed. The SSRA1 is designed for repeated installations thanks to our use of coarse threaded set screws that prevent thread lockup issues.

Older designs had to span across two seams or used compression plates to squeeze the seam between metal plates. These designs are outdated, bulky and heavier, over-priced, limited on how many seams they fit, limited attachment strength, and no compatibility with adapter plates to expand the functionality.

Maintenance and Longevity: Maximizing the SSRA1’s Life

Longevity is a key aspect of any piece of safety equipment. The SSRA1 standing seam roof anchor is built to last, but proper maintenance is crucial. This section will offer practical tips to ensure your metal roof anchor remains in top condition, maximizing it’s lifespan and ensuring ongoing safety. Be sure to inspect the SSRA1 prior to each use and a minimum of once every 6 months as per manufacturer’s instructions. There is an inspection log in the manual and on the side of each SSRA1 anchor.  You can also download our free  anchor inspection form for more detailed recordkeeping.  

Versatile Applications: The SSRA1 in Action

The SSRA1's adaptability is a major advantage. Whether for residential, commercial, or industrial applications, this standing seam roof anchor fits seamlessly, making it a versatile tool in various scenarios. We'll explore the wide range of applications where the SSRA1 proves to be the ideal choice.

Worker using SSRA1 anchors and SSRA3 anchor plates on a standing seam roof.

International airports, military bases, manufacturing facilities, commercial buildings, houses, barns, cabins have all deployed the SSRA1 products in varying quantities to provide the required anchorage on standing seam metal roofs.

The unique ability of the SSRA1 to accept adapter plates adds to the value of the device as it expands the capabilities.  Contractors can perform multiple tasks using the SSRA1 as the attachment tool for deploying walkboards with the SSRA2 Roof Jack adapters or by using the SSRA3 Anchor Plate adapters for mounting 100' horizontal lifelines to standing seam roof systems with zero penetrations.  

Your Guide to Purchasing the SSRA1 Anchor

Ready to invest in the SSRA1? Let’s look at different kits that include the SSRA1, either by itself or in the various bundles available.

SSRA1 with cupped tip screws only-recommended for 22 ga steel panels.

SSRA1 with nylon tip set screws only-recommended for 24 ga steel panels.

4 pc ProPack-22/24 ga steel panels, enough to anchor 4 workers and includes a torque wrench.

8 pc Contractor Pack- for 22/24 ga steel panels, for larger work crews.

Stay Safe Combo with cupped tip set screws for 22 ga steel panels. Includes a 50’ rope, trauma straps and harness.

Stay Safe Combo with nylon tip set screws for 24 ga steel panels. Includes a 50’ rope, trauma straps and harness.

Deluxe Stay Safe Combo-For 22/24 ga steel panels. Includes rope, harness, torque wrench and trauma straps.

Roof Jack ProPack- For 22/24 ga steel panels, includes 8 SSRA1 anchors, torque wrench, and 4 SSRA2 Roof Jack adapters. Enough equipment to deploy 20’ of walkboards on standing seam roofs plus 4 tie-off anchors.

Roof Jack ProPack for standing seam roofs.

Ultimate ProPack-For 22/24 ga steel panels. Includes everything in the Roof Jack ProPack PLUS 2 SSRA3 Anchor Plates and a 100’ kernmantle horizontal lifeline for standing seam roofs.

Ultimate ProPack for fall protection on metal roofs.

Why the SSRA1 Anchor is a Must-Have

In wrapping up, the SSRA1 Anchor emerges not just as a product, but as a comprehensive solution reshaping the landscape of roof safety. Throughout this article, we have explored the numerous facets that make the SSRA1 a standout in the world of standing seam roof anchors, and it's clear why it's an essential tool for anyone working with metal roofs.

Firstly, it’s unmatched strength is unparalleled. The SSRA1 Anchor's ability to withstand a load of 14,500 lbs, as  validated by rigorous testing, sets a new standard in the industry. This impressive feat of engineering offers a level of safety and peace of mind that is crucial for high-risk tasks performed on standing seam roofs.

The aspect of ease of installation also sets the SSRA1 Anchor apart. It’s user-friendly design ensures that it can be installed swiftly and securely, even by those who are not experts in using metal roof anchors. This accessibility not only saves time but also opens up it’s usage to a broader range of individuals, ensuring safety is not compromised.

When it comes to adherence to safety standards, the SSRA1 Anchor is exemplary. It’s design and construction are in strict compliance with industry safety protocols, making it a reliable choice. This commitment to safety is crucial, especially in an industry where the risks are significant, and the consequences of failure can be dire.

Moreover, the versatility of the SSRA1 Anchor is another key factor in it’s indispensability. It’s compatibility with over 500 standing seam panel profiles, lightweight nature, and suitability for both temporary and permanent installations make it an all-in-one solution for diverse roofing needs.

The real-world endorsements and user experiences we discussed further cement the SSRA1 Anchor's position as a leader in it’s field. The testimonials from homeowners, building owners, and contractors who have experienced first-hand the benefits of this anchor system serve as a powerful testament to it’s effectiveness and reliability.

In essence, the SSRA1 Anchor is not just a tool but a vital component in ensuring the safety and efficiency of work on standing seam roofs. It’s fusion of strength, simplicity, safety, and adaptability makes it an unparalleled choice in the market. For anyone involved in roof work, from casual DIY enthusiasts to seasoned professionals, the SSRA1 Anchor is a must-have, proving itself time and again as the ultimate choice in standing seam roof anchors.

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Rapid Fire FAQs on SSRA1 Anchor

What is the SSRA1 Anchor?

The SSRA1 Anchor is a state-of-the-art standing seam roof anchor designed for safe and non-invasive attachment to metal roofs, providing robust fall protection.

How does the SSRA1 Anchor differ from traditional metal roof anchors?

Unlike traditional metal roof anchors, the SSRA1 offers non-penetrative, superior strength and is compatible with over  500 standing seam panel profiles, making it versatile and safe.

Is the SSRA1 Anchor OSHA compliant?

Yes, the SSRA1 Anchor meets and exceeds OSHA standards for metal roof anchors, ensuring top-notch safety and compliance.

Can the SSRA1 Anchor be used on all types of standing seam roofs?

Absolutely, the SSRA1 is a universal fit standing seam roof anchor, compatible with a wide range of standing seam metal roof types including t-seams, bulb seams, single lok, double lock, nail strip, MR-24 trapezoidal and many others.

What makes the SSRA1 a safe choice for metal roof work?

The SSRA1 Anchor's robust design, which withstands up to 14,500 lbs of load, and it’s compliance with safety standards make it an exceptionally safe choice for metal roof work.  It's non-penetrating set screws are unique in the industry and do not void standing seam panel warranties.

How easy is it to install the SSRA1 standing seam roof anchor?

The SSRA1 Anchor is designed for easy 2 minute installation, requiring only basic hand tools, making it a user-friendly option among metal roof anchors.

What materials are used in the construction of the SSRA1 Anchor?

The SSRA1 Anchor is made from 6061-T6 aluminum and stainless steel, ensuring durability and corrosion resistance for long-term use on metal roofs.

Is the SSRA1 Anchor suitable for both residential and commercial use?

Yes, due to it’s versatile design and strength, the SSRA1 standing seam roof anchor is ideal for both residential and commercial metal roofing applications.

What load can the SSRA1 metal roof anchor withstand?

The SSRA1 Anchor has been tested to handle loads up to 14,500 lbs, making it one of the strongest metal roof anchors available.  OSHA requires 3,600 lbs and ANSI requires 5,000 lbs.  

Are there any specific maintenance requirements for the SSRA1 Anchor?

Regular inspection and maintenance according to the owner's manual are recommended to ensure the SSRA1 standing seam roof anchor maintains it’s efficacy and safety.  Inspect the SSRA1 prior to each use and at least once every 6 months.  

Can the SSRA1 Anchor be used for permanent installations on metal roofs?

Yes, the SSRA1 Anchor is suitable for both temporary and permanent installations on standing seam metal roofs.  All materials used in the fabrication of the device are non-corrosive.  

How does the SSRA1 Anchor ensure no damage to the metal roof?

The SSRA1's non-penetrative design and set screws ensure secure attachment without damaging the integrity of standing seam metal roofs.

What safety certifications does the SSRA1 metal roof anchor hold?

The SSRA1 Anchor is certified under relevant safety standards including ANSI and OSHA, ensuring it meets stringent safety criteria for metal roof anchors.

How does the SSRA1 Anchor handle different metal roof profiles?

Thanks to it’s universal design, the SSRA1 standing seam roof anchor can accommodate over 500 different metal roof profiles, ensuring wide applicability.

What are the weight and dimensions of the SSRA1 Anchor?

The SSRA1 Anchor is lightweight at 4.5 lbs and has a low profile, making it an unobtrusive and easy-to-handle metal roof anchor.

Can the SSRA1 Anchor be color-matched to metal roofs?

For permanent installations, the SSRA1 can be powder-coated to match the color of standing seam metal roofs, ensuring aesthetic compatibility.

Where can I purchase the SSRA1 standing seam roof anchor?

The SSRA1 Anchor is available through authorized distributors and can also be purchased online from reputable safety equipment suppliers.

How does the SSRA1 Anchor contribute to worker mobility on metal roofs?

The SSRA1 Anchor allows 360-degree mobility, enabling workers to access both sides of the roof without repositioning the anchor.

Is the SSRA1 Anchor suitable for extreme weather conditions?

Yes, the SSRA1 standing seam roof anchor is designed to withstand harsh weather conditions, thanks to it’s corrosion-resistant materials.

What is the warranty period for the SSRA1 Anchor?

The SSRA1 Anchor comes with a Limited Lifetime Warranty, reflecting it’s durability and reliability as a standing seam roof anchor.