Articulating roofing panel clip

  • US 4,796,403 A
  • Filed: 08/28/1987
  • Issued: 01/10/1989
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/28/1987
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A clip to attach a portion of standing seam roofing system to a substantially rigid purlin, while accommodating movement of the roofing system relative to the rigid purlin, comprising:

  • an upper support structure, adapted to engage a portion of a standing seam of said roofing system to securely attach said clip to said roofing system, said upper support structure also providing support to a portion of a roofing panel forming said standing seam;

    a rigid base to support said clip and anchor said clip to said purlin;

    an articulating bearing member, disposed intermediate said upper support structure and said rigid base to connect said upper support structure to said rigid base of the clip together in a manner so as to enable both rotational and translational articulation of said upper support structure relative to said rigid base and purlin; and

    connecting means to connect said upper support structure to said articulating bearing member, and to connect said articulating bearing member to said rigid base.

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