Colorado Springs, Colo.-based S-5! announced it will introduce its new GripperFix technology for mounting many things on standing seam roofs and exposed-fastener roof profiles at the International Roofing Expo (IRE) in Dallas. Additionally, Rob Haddock, founder and CEO at S-5!, will give presentations: Understanding Metal Roofing: Part I and II. Attendees can earn continuing education credits.

Haddock is a featured speaker at IRE. On Wednesday, Feb. 5, at 7.45 a.m., he will present Understanding Metal Roofing: Part I. Topics include the history of metal roofing, metals and metallic coatings, metallurgy, galvanic weathering and material selection criteria. Also covered: fabrication and manufacturing techniques, various seam types and panel profiles in addition to underlayments, use and misuse of sealants, seam technologies and the principles of thermal cycling, and panel anchorage.
At 9.30 a.m., Haddock will present Understanding Metal Roofing: Part II about the coil coating process, common and popular steep slope construction and critical details of low slope installation, curved applications and wind issues. Additionally, it covers system design, drainage principles, and system selection criteria including the principles of water-shedding and hydrostatic designs.