Standing Seam Roof Jacks

Standing Seam Roof Jacks

Posted by Howie Scarboro - CEO Fall Protection Distributors, LLC on Mar 5th 2024

Elevate your rooftop safety and versatility with the SSRA2 Roof Jack Adapter – A perfect addition to your SSRA1 Roof Anchor System


In the realm of construction, particularly when working on standing seam roofs, prioritizing safety is not just a necessity but a responsibility. The  SSRA2 Roof Jack Adapter, an innovative add-on for the SSRA1 Roof Anchor System, epitomizes this commitment to safety. Crafted with precision, it offers an affordable and efficient solution for creating secure and stable work environments on rooftops. This article will delve deeper into the functionalities and advantages of the SSRA2 Roof Jack Adapter, underscoring its significance in modern construction safety practices.

Understanding Standing Seam Roofs

Standing seam roofs, with their distinctive design and widespread popularity, present specific challenges for safe construction work. These challenges underscore the importance of using specialized equipment like the SSRA2 Roof Jack Adapter. Comprehending the structural intricacies of these roofs is crucial for understanding how the SSRA2 enhances safety and efficiency in construction practices.

The SSRA2 Roof Jack Adapter: An In-Depth Overview

As an add-on to the  SSRA1 Roof Anchor System, the SSRA2 Roof Jack Adapter is a paragon of construction safety innovation. Compatible with an extensive range of standing seam roof profiles, it ensures a secure and stable work platform. This section will explore the adapter's compatibility, key features, and its role in augmenting the functionality of the SSRA1 system.

Enhancing Safety with the SSRA2 Roof Jack Adapter

Safety is the cornerstone of the SSRA2 design philosophy. This adapter provides a safe, steady surface for workers, significantly reducing the risk of rooftop accidents. Its compliance with rigorous safety standards assures peace of mind and adherence to occupational safety regulations. This segment will detail how the SSRA2 fortifies safety on construction sites.

Seamless Installation: Integrating SSRA2 with SSRA1

The SSRA2 Roof Jack Adapter stands out for its seamless integration with the SSRA1 Roof Anchor System. This ease of installation not only saves time but also simplifies the process of creating a safe work environment. Here, a detailed installation guide will showcase its user-friendly nature and efficiency, making it a vital tool for construction teams.

Roof Jacks For Standing Seam Roofs: Available Bundle Packages

The SSRA2 Roof Jack Adapter is available in various configurations, catering to different needs and scales of operation. It can be purchased in pairs for those who already own the SSRA1 anchors, or as part of the Roof Jack Pro Pack Bundle and the Ultimate Pro Pack. This section will detail these options, assisting users in making informed decisions based on their specific requirements.

SSRA2 Roof Jack adapter for standing seam roofs.

SSRA2 Roof Jacks Without Anchors-

This kit includes two SSRA2 Roof Jack Adapters to be attached to two SSRA1 Anchors that you already have or add to the cart.  

Roof Jack ProPack-

Designed for larger crews, this bundle includes eight SSRA1 Anchors, four SSRA2 Roof Jack Adapters, 8 dozen cupped tip set screws, 8 dozen nylon tip set screwstorque wrench, and instructions.  This equipment will allow for 20' of walkboards plus tie-off anchors for 4 workers.  

SSRA Roof Jack ProPack for walkboards on standing seam roofs.

Ultimate ProPack-

This bundle has everything that the ProPack has PLUS two SSRA3 Anchor Plates and a 100' Malta Dynamics Horizontal Lifeline kit.  

SSRA Ultimate ProPack for walkboards and hll on standing seam roof systems.

Versatility and Adjustable Features of the SSRA2

With its adjustable height feet, the SSRA2 adapter offers unparalleled versatility, catering to different roof pitches and configurations. This adaptability marks a significant improvement over traditional methods, ensuring both convenience and safety. This section will highlight the adapter's versatile applications, demonstrating its utility in a wide range of roofing scenarios.

Cost-Effective Safety Solutions

Balancing quality and cost is a critical consideration in construction. The SSRA2 Roof Jack Adapter addresses this by providing high-quality safety features at an affordable price point. This section will compare the SSRA2 with other market options, focusing on its economic advantages and value as a long-term investment.

Broad Application and Functionality

The wide application range of the SSRA2 Roof Jack Adapter underscores its value in the construction industry. Suitable for various roof types and pitches, it serves multiple functions, from creating level walking surfaces to being a vital component for tie-offs and lifeline attachments. This section discusses its broad applicability and multipurpose utility.

Maintenance, Durability, and Longevity

Durability and low maintenance are hallmarks of the SSRA2 Roof Jack Adapter. Made from high-quality materials, it requires minimal upkeep while offering lasting reliability. This segment will offer maintenance advice and insights into the adapter's material quality, emphasizing its durability and long-term value.


In wrapping up this comprehensive exploration of the SSRA2 Roof Jack Adapter, it's crucial to underscore the significance of this innovative tool in modern construction, particularly in the realm of standing seam roofs. The SSRA2, serving as an indispensable add-on to the SSRA1 Roof Anchor System, has been meticulously designed to address the unique challenges posed by standing seam roofs. It stands as a beacon of safety, versatility, and efficiency in the construction industry.

The detailed analysis of the SSRA2 has highlighted its compatibility with a vast array of standing seam roof profiles, covering approximately 95% of today's market. This wide compatibility ensures that the SSRA2 can be a universal solution for numerous roofing projects, providing a safe and stable platform for workers. The adapter's importance is further augmented by its ease of installation. The straightforward, time-efficient installation process not only saves valuable time on site but also integrates seamlessly with existing safety routines, thereby enhancing overall productivity.

A key feature of the SSRA2 that deserves special mention is its adjustable height feet, offering unmatched versatility. This adaptability allows the adapter to cater to various roof pitches, particularly on pitched roofs up to 12/12, ensuring stability and safety on a diverse range of roofing projects. The economical aspect of the SSRA2 also came to the forefront, with its cost-effectiveness being a major draw for construction professionals. It provides a budget-friendly yet high-quality alternative to more expensive options, underscoring its value as a long-term investment in safety.

Furthermore, the SSRA2's broad application range and multipurpose functionality have been highlighted, showcasing its capability to serve different roofing scenarios. It's not just a tool for creating a level walking surface but also a vital component for tie-offs and horizontal lifeline attachments, expanding its utility beyond the basic function.

The real-world impact and practical benefits of the SSRA2 were brought to light through customer testimonials and user experiences. These insights provided a tangible perspective on the adapter's effectiveness, durability, and ease of use, reinforcing its status as a trusted and reliable safety solution.

Most importantly, the ability to use  walkboards on standing seam roofs without penetrations is a groundbreaking advancement. The SSRA2 allows for the secure placement of walkboards, which is crucial for ensuring worker safety and maintaining the integrity of the roof. This non-penetrative approach not only preserves the roof's aesthetics and functionality but also significantly reduces the risk of leaks and structural damage.

The SSRA2 Roof Jack Adapter is more than just a tool; it's a comprehensive safety solution for standing seam roofs. It embodies the principles of innovation, safety, and efficiency, making it an essential component for any construction project involving standing seam roofs. Its integration into the SSRA1 Roof Anchor System marks a significant leap forward in rooftop safety, ensuring that construction professionals can execute their tasks with confidence, efficiency, and, most importantly, safety.

For additional questions, contact us at or call 863-703-4522 to discuss your safety challenges.  

Rapid-Fire Q&A

What is the SSRA2 Roof Jack Adapter and how does it enhance rooftop safety?

The SSRA2 Roof Jack Adapter is an innovative add-on for the SSRA1 Roof Anchor System, designed to provide a secure and stable work platform on standing seam roofs. It significantly enhances rooftop safety by allowing for the safe placement of walkboards without penetrating the roof surface.

Can the SSRA2 Roof Jack Adapter fit various standing seam roof profiles?

Yes, the SSRA2 Roof Jack Adapter is compatible with over 95% of today's standing seam roof profiles, ensuring a versatile and universal fit for a wide range of construction projects.

What makes the SSRA2 a cost-effective solution for rooftop safety?

The SSRA2 Roof Jack Adapter offers top-notch safety features at an affordable price, making it a cost-effective alternative to more expensive safety equipment in the construction industry.

How does the SSRA2 contribute to easy and efficient installation on rooftops?

The SSRA2 is designed for seamless integration with the SSRA1 Roof Anchor System, featuring an easy and time-efficient installation process that enhances productivity and safety on construction sites.

Is the SSRA2 Roof Jack Adapter suitable for different roof pitches?

Absolutely, the SSRA2's adjustable height feet make it suitable for a variety of roof pitches, particularly on pitched roofs  up to 12/12, offering great versatility in its application.

What are the key benefits of using the SSRA2 Roof Jack Adapter in construction?

The SSRA2 offers numerous benefits including enhanced safety, wide compatibility with standing seam roofs, easy installation, versatility, cost-effectiveness, and minimal maintenance requirements.

Can the SSRA2 be used with the existing SSRA1 Roof Anchor System?

Yes, the SSRA2 is specifically designed as an add-on adapter for the existing SSRA1 Roof Anchor System, complementing and extending its functionality.

How does the SSRA2 maintain the integrity of standing seam roofs?

The SSRA2 allows for the use of walkboards without the need for penetrating the roof, thus maintaining the roof's integrity, aesthetics, and preventing potential leaks or damage.

Are there different purchasing options for the SSRA2 Roof Jack Adapter?

The SSRA2 is available in various configurations, including individual pairs for those who already own SSRA1 anchors, and in bundled packages such as the Roof Jack Pro Pack and the Ultimate Pro Pack.

What materials are used in the construction of the SSRA2 Roof Jack Adapter?

The SSRA2 is made from durable 6061-T6 aluminum and stainless steel hardware, ensuring longevity and reliability in harsh construction environments.

How does the SSRA2 ensure compliance with safety regulations?

The SSRA2 adheres to rigorous safety standards, ensuring compliance with occupational safety regulations and providing a secure work environment for construction workers.

What type of maintenance does the SSRA2 require?

The SSRA2 requires minimal maintenance, with a simple inspection before each use being sufficient to ensure its durability and optimal performance.

How does the SSRA2 Roof Jack Adapter impact overall construction productivity?

By offering a safe, stable, and easy-to-install solution, the SSRA2 enhances overall productivity in construction projects, allowing workers to operate more efficiently and safely on standing seam roofs.

Can the SSRA2 Roof Jack Adapter be adjusted for different height seams?

Yes, the SSRA2 features adaptable height feet, making it capable of accommodating various height seams on pitched roofs, adding to its versatility.

What is the significance of the non-penetrative feature of the SSRA2?

The non-penetrative design of the SSRA2 is significant as it preserves the roof's structural integrity, prevents leaks, and maintains its aesthetic appeal, all while ensuring safety.

How do customer testimonials reflect the effectiveness of the SSRA2?

Customer testimonials and user experiences with the SSRA2 consistently reflect its effectiveness, reliability, and ease of use, underscoring its value as a safety solution in construction.

Is the SSRA2 Roof Jack Adapter a long-term investment for contractors?

Yes, the SSRA2 is a long-term investment for contractors, offering durability, versatility, and a high return on investment through its extensive safety features and cost-effectiveness.

What makes the SSRA2 a unique solution for rooftop work on standing seam roofs?

The SSRA2's unique combination of safety, adaptability to various roof types, non-penetrative installation, and compatibility with the SSRA1 system makes it a standout solution for rooftop work.

Can the SSRA2 be used for residential and commercial roofing projects?

Absolutely, the SSRA2 is suitable for both residential and commercial roofing projects, offering flexibility and safety for a variety of standing seam roof applications.

What are the safety implications of using the SSRA2 on pitched roofs?

On pitched roofs, the SSRA2 provides a stable and secure platform, significantly reducing the risk of falls and accidents, thereby enhancing worker safety.

How does the SSRA2 compare to traditional walkboard brackets in terms of functionality?

The SSRA2 surpasses traditional walkboard brackets in functionality, offering greater versatility, easier installation, and enhanced safety at a more affordable price point.

What feedback have users given about the installation process of the SSRA2?

Users have positively reviewed the SSRA2's installation process, praising its simplicity, time efficiency, and seamless integration with the SSRA1 system.

How does the SSRA2 facilitate creating a level walking surface on roofs?

The SSRA2 facilitates the creation of a level walking surface on roofs by providing a stable and adjustable platform, which is essential for safe and efficient work on uneven roof surfaces.

What are the long-term benefits of using the SSRA2 Roof Jack Adapter in construction?

Long-term benefits of using the SSRA2 include enhanced safety, reduced risk of roof damage, cost savings from its durability and minimal maintenance, and improved compliance with safety standards.

How does the SSRA2 contribute to the overall safety culture in construction?

The SSRA2 contributes significantly to the safety culture in construction by providing a reliable and efficient solution for rooftop work, thereby encouraging safer work practices and reducing workplace accidents.

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.