Solar on Stone Coated Steel Roofs: The Hidden Gold Rush

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Solar installers think about roofing materials when deciding which mounts to buy for every gig, however many go on job alternatives on account of unfamiliarity with sure varieties of roofs. A major instance of that is stone coated metal (SCS) roofs.

These roofs are recognized by a couple of different names, corresponding to stamped metallic, metallic tile, metallic shingle, and so forth., and they’re usually missed as a viable roofing materials for solar installations. Why? Well, we requested installers on the latest Intersolar 2022 commerce present why they haven’t put in on SCS roofs, and the consensus was clear.

While many didn’t know concerning the out there mounting options, most easily didn’t understand how they may work with the roofing materials and haven’t thought-about it any additional. There’s a goldmine of solar installations on the market ready to be claimed. Adaptable groups might benefit from the hole out there and open a wholly new line of earnings for his or her companies.

SCS roofs are one of many best sorts of roofing materials to put in (after asphalt shingle), and definitely simpler than putting in on asphalt shingle with sheet metallic flashing. Roof producers like Decra and Westlake Royal Roofing’s Unified Steel (previously Boral) have guides on the best way to stroll on their SCS roofs. It’s moderately easy and never too completely different from strolling on Spanish tiles. The secret’s to step the place the panels are strongest. This is similar location no matter whether or not there are battens beneath the panels or not: Walk on the highest of the horizontal overlap if the panels relaxation on battens, and if the panels are a direct-to-deck roof profile, do the identical.

QuickBOLT’s mounting options for SCS roofs are the direct results of working with roof producers. Part numbers 17550 and 17612 are the SKUs for adjustable mounts designed for set up on SCS roof profiles with battens. Those half numbers embody mounting screws that function improvements introduced over from our wooden fasteners model, Quickscrews, with decisions between 5/16” and 1/4″.  

Installation is easy when you’ve recognized your mounting location. First, you’ll begin by eradicating the roof panel, then finding the rafter. Next, you mark and predrill the outlet to your mount. Place the mount over the batten first, and ensure it snugly rests in opposition to the sting of the roof panel to make sure a correct match once you place the opposite panel again into place. Fill the predrilled holes with a dab of sealant, and place the mount and drive screws to safe. Then, place the SCS sheet again into place over the hook. (Watch an set up video right here.)

Part numbers 17628 and 17630 are the SKUs for fixed-height mounts designed for battenless (aka direct-to-deck) SCS roof profiles. The two elements provide a selection between 5/16” and 1/4″ mounting screws.

The great thing about metallic panels is that they are often positioned firmly over solar mounting hooks with out the necessity for notching or drilling by the roof materials. With straightforward mounting set up, this market is ripe for roofers and solar installers trying to develop their companies.

Please see QuickBOLT’s SCS solar mounting options right here.

Mike Wiener is advertising and marketing supervisor of QuickBOLT, a division of Quickscrews International Corp. that focuses on solar mounting options for residential roofs.

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