The Mighty RoofClamp RC

The Mighty RoofClamp RC

Posted by Howie Scarboro - CEO Fall Protection Distributors, LLC on Dec 15th 2023

When it comes to attaching accessories to your roof, compromising on quality is not an option. Enter  RoofClamp RC – the game-changer in roofing attachment solutions. Designed with innovation and durability in mind, RoofClamp RC ensures a secure and reliable attachment without compromising your roof's integrity. Use RoofClamp RC for attaching  satellite dishes, walk ways, HVAC systems, solar panels and racking, signage, and lighting systems to standing seam roofs without penetrating the seams!   

One of the most versatile uses for the RoofClamp RC is it's ability to mount Unistrut, SuperStrut and all other similar style products to standing seam roof systems safely and securely without penetrating the panels.  This opens up an entire new world of attachment options for HVAC racking, satellite mounting, signage, etc.  Solar racking is now easier and more economical than ever with Roof Clamps universal fit ability and lab proven holding power!    


RoofClamp RC for attaching almost anything to a standing seam roof.

With decades of field testing and service, RoofClamp is the most universal fit, non-penetrating seam clamp in the industry with engineered lab tests backing up it’s performance.

Installing a RC clamp to a test panel in the testing lab.RoofClamp RC compatibility chart.

Here is just 8 reasons why the RoofClamp RC is the industry’s mightiest and most universal fit standing seam clamp:

1. Innovative Design

RoofClamp RC is a groundbreaking non-penetrating seam clamp for standing seam roof systems.   What truly distinguishes it is the unique  coarse-threaded cupped tip set screws that will not lock up inside the clamp body. This feature provides a significant advantage over competitors using fine-threaded set screws, ensuring hassle-free removal and re-attachment for years of temporary or permanent service.

Properly installed RoofClamp RC.

2. Robust Construction

Crafted with a one-piece extruded aluminum body and three set screws, the RoofClamp RC's robust construction offers unmatched strength.  The one-piece body with wide 1” throat opening easily fits over the majority of seams without having to panel feed from the ends. Save time and reduce inventory by using the RoofClamp RC.

3. Universal Fit

The RoofClamp RC's universal fit body accommodates approximately 90% of today's standing seam profiles. This adaptability is further enhanced by the unique one-piece design, ensuring a seamless fit across a diverse range of roofing systems.

For wider t-seams up to 1.5” and larger bulb seams, we suggest using the  RoofClamp RCT, the big brother to the RC. It is estimated to fit about 95% of today’s standing seam profiles.  This video highlights the features of the RoofClamp RC and RCT.  

4. Easy Installation

Experience the efficiency of RoofClamp RC's fast and easy installation process. The unique coarse-threaded set screws contribute to the ease of use, making the installation process smooth and hassle-free. Just three set screws that can be properly torqued in about a minute per clamp.  A twist handle  micro torque wrench including the 3/16" socket bit is used for the final torque setting during installation.  

5. Cost-Effective Choice

Competitive pricing, coupled with the innovative design, makes  RoofClamp RC a cost-effective choice for a wide range of roof panels.  Contractors no longer need to stock 20-30 different clamp versions for their crew, they can simply use a universal fit design like the RoofClamp RC.

6. Secure Mounting

With an interior dimension of 1"W. x 1"H., the RoofClamp RC provides a secure and stable mounting option for various items. The unique cupped tip set screws lock onto the seams at a low torque setting of 90 in/lbs. This protects the seam from damage and is not enough torque to interfere with the weathertightness' of the seams. Other competitors that use slippery bullnose style screws have to use twice the amount of torque to keep from sliding off the seams.

The RoofClamp RC is perfect for attaching just about anything to standing seam roof systems such as solar panels, solar racking, Unistrut, satellite mounting systems, walk ways, signage, or lighting!

RoofClamp RC and RCT cut sheet with dimensions.

7. Reusable Design

RoofClamp RC's reusable design sets it apart from competitors – simply unscrew and reuse, saving you time and resources.

8. Patented Design

Boasting a patented one-piece body design with the US Patent Number D658,977, RoofClamp RC offers a unique and effective solution for your roofing needs. 

Important Note

While RoofClamp RC excels in attaching accessories to your roof, it is not intended for fall prevention. For standing seam fall protection anchors points, checkout the  Standing Seam Roof Anchor SSRA1 that was born out of the same RoofClamp patented technology.


Elevate your roofing attachment game with RoofClamp RC – a product that goes beyond expectations. The coarse-threaded set screws, along with the patented one-piece design, redefine reliability, strength, and versatility. Choose RoofClamp RC and experience a new standard in roofing attachment solutions, where innovation and performance converge seamlessly.

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.