New mounting systems makes solar installations easier (video)
Residential PV installations have been on the rise since 2009 and PV costs are projected to fall below $1/watt by the year 2020.
With numbers like that the solar industry must be feeling pretty good right about now. But where else can companies decrease their costs? Easy to use mounting hardware can help installers cut down on hardware and labor costs.
Home solar installation best practices
Despite Net Metering being renewed, and the IBC and ICC codes just updating their regulations, installers have remained unclear on the relative grey area surrounding mounting hardware. But there is no confusion for mounting suppliers like SolarRoofHook and others who have lead the way in educating customers on the codes and best practices to ensure the safety and success of solar installations. Innovative products like the patented QuickBOLT (for asphalt shingle) have allowed installers to decrease their time on the roof, and increase their profits while doing so.
The QuickBOLT is a stainless steel reversible hanger bolt, used in conjunction with a stainless steel backed EPDM compression washer, and an offset L-foot. It's a fully waterproof, flashing-free, code compliant mounting system that offers installers a simple and efficient way to mount panels to composite shingle roofs without compromising water resistance – just drill, seal, and mount; it's that easy.
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