Available finishes

  • Aluminum mill (A)
  • Clear anodized (C)
  • Bronze anodized (B)
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Specialty Flat Tile Mount
Item Code: QMFTM

Quick Mount PV's Specialty Flat Tile Mount dramatically reduces the time and effort needed to double flash flat tile roof penetrations. For flashing at the tile level, we've pre-fabricated an aluminum "tile" designed to drop directly into a standard 12" x 17" flat tile roof. Just replace the tile; there's no tile drilling or cutting. Some mounts will require attachment to blocking where rafter does not align with center.

Features

  • Works with all standard concrete tile roofs
  • Flashed at both the deck and top level
  • Meets or exceeds tile roofing best practices
  • All fasteners and hardware included
  • All exposed hardware is stainless steel
  • 20-year warranty; 50-year expected life
  • Available through leading distributors
  • 100% IBC compliant
  • No tile cutting, no tile drilling
  • Works with all leading racks
  • Patent number 7,861,485
  • Made in USA

The aluminum subflashing is sized for easy code compliance, and molded to fit snugly over the mounting plate and removable standoff. Use standard roofing methods at the deck – bibbing or 3-coursing, for instance – to seal off rain from the penetrations and fasteners. All exposed components are aluminum, stainless steel or EPDM rubber to help keep penetrations watertight for the life of the PV system and most roofs.


WARNING: Quick Mount PV products are NOT designed for and should NOT be used to anchor fall protection equipment.

Product Resources


Installation Guide (PDF 1.46MB)
Engineering report (PDF 988K)
CAD drawing
DWG (1.6M) • PDF (190K)
Materials & Methods for Flashing
Penetrations: Tile Roofing Systems

 article by Johan Alfsen, Director of Training
 SolarPro, Dec 2010/Jan 2011 (PDF 410K)



Tile Roof Waterproofing Methods

All Quick Mount PV tile mounting products are designed to comply with the roofing best practices listed by the Tile Roofing Institute (TRI) for tile penetration flashing (MC-02). The photos below show our QBase Universal Tile Mount. The same waterproofing methods apply to all our tile mounting products. For more info go to www.tileroofing.org or contact .

Three-course Method

If permitted by the building inspector, the three-course method may be an option for waterproofing the deck flashing. This process uses a layer of asphalt roof cement (approved by the roof manufacturer), a layer of reinforcing fabric, and another layer of asphalt roof cement to seal the flashing to the felt paper. Click here to download step-by-step instructions to use the three-course method with our tile roof products. (PDF 617K)



Felt Paper Bibbing Method

In retrofit installations where the standoff and primary flashing do not fall in a position that is close to the overlap of felt paper, an approach that is sometimes called "bibbing" can be used. When the overlapping drip edge of the felt paper ends in the tile course above the penetration, a separate piece of felt paper is positioned under the battens and overlapping felt, which then extends down to bib around the penetration and over the deck flashing.

Product Specifications

Each mount kit (12 per box) includes:

  • Cast aluminum base plate, 5-1/2" x 3-1/2" x 1/2"
  • 9" x 9" spun aluminum subflashing
  • 12" x 17" fitted aluminum top flashing
  • 1-1/4" x 5-1/2" extruded aluminum extender post
  • Grade-8 bolt, 5/16" x 3/4"
  • Stainless steel bolt, 5/16" x 1"
  • Four zinc-coated steel lag bolts, 1/4" x 1-1/2"
  • EPDM rubber counter flash
  • Sealing washer, 5/16" x 1-1/4"
  • Stainless steel split lock washer, 5/16''
  • Fender washer, 5/16"

Flashing size 12"(W) x 17"(L)
Tools needed for installation
  • Tape measure
  • Roofer's bar/shingle ripper
  • Caulking gun
  • Sealant compatible with roofing materials
  • Drill with 1/4" bit
  • Drill or impact gun with 1/2" deep socket
  • Straight edge
Applicable roof types Standard or lightweight 12" x 17" flat concrete tile roof system with "exposed" surface width (not including left side gutter) between 10-3/4" and 12" wide, and length of 17", +/- 1/2". If the roof tile dimensions do not fall within these guidelines, use a Quick Mount QBase Universal Tile Mount instead. Follow the directions for the QBase Universal Tile Mount, omitting instructions to bend the top flashing.
Available finishes
  • Aluminum mill
  • Clear anodized
  • Bronze anodized
Compatible racks
"When I'm punching dozens of holes to mount a solar array, I need to be certain there are no points of failure. Only Quick Mount gives me that assurance."
Tony Diaz, Century Roof & Solar
"I learned the hard way at a previous employer. Now I trust every job I can to Quick Mount PV. "
Justin McComas, Baker Electric Solar
"With our severe Rocky Mountain winters, only Quick Mount PV delivers the installation speed and absolute confidence we need. "
Will Serene, Independent Power Systems
"We all agreed that only Quick Mount PV could give us the confidence we needed in mounting a big job like this."
Andy Tyson, Creative Energies
"Quick Mounts are better quality, more cost effective, and easier to install than any brand we've used."
Darren Malvin, American Solar
"I've been a roofer for 30 years and I know quality when I see it. Quick Mounts are the real deal."
Mark Fambrini, Mark Fambrini Renovations
"Thanks to Quick Mount PV, the alliance between roofing and solar is stronger than ever."
Chip Upshaw, Fidelity Roof
"I've tried a lot of attachment options, but here in the rainy Pacific Northwest, there is only one product I can trust on my customers' homes. Once we started using Quick Mounts we never stopped."
Sarah Freel, Synchro Solar

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