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Old 09-19-2019, 11:38 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Solar panel brackets for metal roof?

We are having a new metal roof installed in a week or 2 and I want to have the roofer install brackets for solar panels on the south facing part. It is not going to be standing seam.

So what brackets do I buy to make my solar install go easier in 6-12 months?
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https://unirac.com/pdf/sm-r-panel-me...llation-guide/
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Are there any options for gluing brackets to a metal roof? I'd like to throw a few panels up but don't want to screw through what aint broke
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i saw on a tv show some new panels(thin like cardboard) that stick directly to metal roofs(i believe magnetic) in between the ridges with no hardware, ever come across them? i thought it was kinda neat but have no idea if theyre worth a shit or not

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Are there any options for gluing brackets to a metal roof? I'd like to throw a few panels up but don't want to screw through what aint broke
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i saw on a tv show some new panels(thin like cardboard) that stick directly to metal roofs(i believe magnetic) in between the ridges with no hardware, ever come across them? i thought it was kinda neat but have no idea if theyre worth a shit or not
have not seen any magnetic modules.

Peel and stick thinfilm has been trying to break into the market for years but its not happening.


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What about unistrut? Screw down a few pieces, probably with washers (plastic or rubber maybe?) underneith.

Gives lots of options to finger out what you want to do later on.
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We're launching a new foot at a trade show next week that would work on a metal roof as well.

Its a lag down foot that you then fill the whole thing up with sealant.

Check www.Unirac.com next week. It should be up by then.
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We're launching a new foot at a trade show next week that would work on a metal roof as well.

Its a lag down foot that you then fill the whole thing up with sealant.

Check www.Unirac.com next week. It should be up by then.
How is that new?

That's how my setup is on my house and I put the panels up in 2012.
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How is that new?

That's how my setup is on my house and I put the panels up in 2012.
slow down and read it again
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How is that new?

That's how my setup is on my house and I put the panels up in 2012.
Its new because its a new product line that we're rolling out that we've never had before.

Unfortunately I cant take credit for it's design. We' purchased it from a 3rd party and just finished all the water certifications last week.

Whos racking did you use in 2012?
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Its new because its a new product line that we're rolling out that we've never had before.

Unfortunately I cant take credit for it's design. We' purchased it from a 3rd party and just finished all the water certifications last week.

Whos racking did you use in 2012?
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Cool. Been happy with it?

Havent heard of them in awhile and looks like they are now defunct? Maybe snap-n-rac picked em up?

They had one of the first universal end clamps on the market. Always a PIMA trying to design universal clamps.
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Used to work in the Solar industry. Our company utilized S-5! products for metal roof installations.

https://www.s-5.com/

They have a few full systems for installation and then various clamps for almost any metal roof shape.
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3M VHB mounting tape
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