GRIPPERFIX® Utility Mounting System

Maintain Roof Warranties, Avoid Destructive Corrosion and Build a System to Last the Life of the Roof.

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Using ballast to mount a satellite dish on metal roof encourages corrosion

Still Mounting Rooftop Ancillaries With Wood Blocking or Concrete Blocks for Ballast?

Common methods of securing rooftop utilities, such as satellite dishes and HVAC units, include wood or steel blocking and/or concrete blocks (for ballast) to secure equipment to the roof. These methods cause corrosive effects and other issues on metal roofs, compromising both the equipment as well as the integrity of the roof itself. 

With the Universal GRIPPERFIX System, you can achieve a secure and dependable attachment, while preserving the integrity of your metal roof - and for lower costs than all the “wrong ways”!

Using ballast to mount a satellite dish on metal roof encourages corrosion

Why Choose the GRIPPERFIX Utility Mounting System?

Metal roofing offers a durable and maintenance-free roofing solution. Its lifespan is significantly reduced when inferior rooftop mounting is performed. GRIPPERFIX is a convenient method for attaching rooftop ancillaries without compromising roof integrity, warranties or safety. GRIPPERFIX provides the cost-effective, secure, rust-free and long-lasting metal rooftop mount you need.

GRIPPERFIX Is Available for Your Standing Seam and Exposed-Fastened Metal Roofs

Long-term metal roofs deserve long-term, durable attachment methods. GRIPPERFIX is a perfect fix for installing HVAC, satellite dishes, light fixtures, conduit, service walkways, solar PV power electronics and other rooftop utilities. GRIPPERFIX offers a zero-penetration attachment solution for standing seam and other concealed-fastened roofs. GRIPPERFIX securely attaches to exposed-fastened roofs too, while still allowing free drainage beneath the system.

GRIPPERFIX for Standing Seam

GRIPPERFIX for Exposed-Fastened

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Simplify utility attachment with patented, non-penetrating S-5! clamp and GRIPPERFIX technology. The GRIPPERFIX system is compatible with all standing seam metal roof profiles.

Choose a safe and cost-effective rooftop attachment system that requires only the strut, S-5! Mini clamps and Concealed-Fastened (CF) Tabs. Just slide the tabs into the strut and attach to the top of the clamp with stainless bolts provided.

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GRIPPERFIX Components for Standing Seam Profiles

GRIPPERFIX consists of several components, enabling customization to your roof and application.

Note: All components are sold separately.

Gripper Strut

Unique design w/ channels for adjustments and placement on roof. Available in multiple stock lengths. 

(300, 600, 1200 mm & 27” & 52”)

(Custom lengths available on quantity orders. Call for specifics.)

Concealed-Fix (CF) Tab

Slotted hole allows for adjustment. Special design interlocks securely with the strut.

Damper/Leveling Pad

¼” (6 mm) EPDM pad to absorb vibration from HVAC units. Multiple pads can be stacked to level the unit on sloped roofs. Keyhole slot for easy insertion over bolts.

M8 Bolt and Hex Flange Nuts

Choose from M8 1.25 x 16, 20 and 40 mm bolt.

Mini Clamp

Select the appropriate Mini clamp for your specific roof profile.

M8 - 1.25 flange nut to accompany appropriate bolt length - 16, 20 and 40 mm.

GRIPPERFIX Components for Exposed-Fastened Profiles

GRIPPERFIX consists of several components, enabling customization to your roof and application.

Note: All components are sold separately.

Gripper Strut

Unique design w/ channels for adjustments and placement on roof. Available in multiple stock lengths. 

(300, 600, 1200 mm & 27” & 52”)

(Custom lengths available on quantity orders. Call for specifics.)

Exposed-Fix (EF) Tab

Special design interlocks securely with the strut. Tab comes with a factory-applied, EPDM rubber gasket. Two self-piercing screws included.

Damper/Leveling Pad

¼” (6 mm) EPDM pad to absorb vibration from HVAC units. Multiple pads can be stacked to level the unit on sloped roofs. Keyhole slot for easy insertion over bolts.

 

Piercing Fastener

Stainless-capped, piercing fastener with EPDM washer. Corrosion-resistant coated steel shaft designed to outlast the life of the roof.

M8 Bolt

Choose from M8 1.25 x 16, 20 and 40 mm bolt.

Hex Flange Nut

M8 - 1.25 flange nut to accompany appropriate bolt length - 16, 20 and 40 mm.

HVAC mounted with S5 gripperfix utility system

Product Specifications:

  • Universal utility mounting system
  • No penetration of standing seam roof
  • No field-applied sealants needed for exposed-fastened roof
  • Ease of installation – in 7 minutes
  • All aluminum & stainless components
  • Eliminates corrosion and rust
  • No damage to roof system
  • Use as many tabs as needed for your specific utility application
  • Load distribution over multiple bearing points (panel ribs)
  • Free flow of rainwater under rails
  • AND – lower cost than the wrong way!
HVAC mounted with S5 gripperfix utility system
HVAC mounted kgrip metal roofing clamp 800 x 600@2x-50

System Pricing Varies With Application

Prices vary based on region and other factors. Pricing improves with order quantity. Broken boxes may be subject to handling charges. Call your Authorized S-5! Distributor for current pricing.

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HVAC mounted kgrip metal roofing clamp 800 x 600@2x-50

What Can You Mount With GRIPPERFIX?

You can mount a variety of ancillaries to your standing seam or exposed-fastened metal roof: microinverters, satellite dishes, conduit, junction boxes, HVAC and much more.

Condenser Rooftop Mounting

(Price starts at under $40 for EF; under $60 for CF)

Condensing-type units don’t always need to duct through the roof. Sometimes they simply need a place to sit. How do you mount it so that the panels are unharmed, and anchor it so that it doesn’t move? GRIPPERFIX it in 7 minutes!

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satellite ish mounting metal roofing

Satellite Dish Rooftop Mounting

(Price starts at under $25 for EF; under $40 for CF)

Corrosion resulting from pooling water, leaching concrete (causing rust) and rotting timber are all prime reasons to use a non-damaging rooftop mount.

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satellite ish mounting metal roofing
metal roofing conduit

Pipes/Conduit Rooftop Mounting

Eliminate unsightly and corrosive wood blocking when mounting the following: gas piping, electrical conduit and condensate lines.

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metal roofing conduit

How to Install GRIPPERFIX on Your Roof Profile*

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