Available finishes

  • Aluminum mill (A)
  • Bronze anodized (B)

Part numbers

  • QMNS A 0211 (mill)
  • QMNS B 0231 (black)
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QBase® Metal, Shake & Slate Mount
Item Code: QMNS

The QBase® Metal, Shake & Slate Mount is a multi-purpose base-and-post style solar mounting system offering superior strength and waterproofing for metal shingle, shake, and slate shingle roofs. The oversized 18x18-inch flashing accommodates the large exposure of various types of roofing.

For Metal Shingle Roofs
The QBase® Metal, Shake & Slate Mount is a strong and cost-effective solution for installing solar on a variety of metal shingle roof types. The base-and-post mounts work with all standard rail-based racking systems and are fully engineered to meet code requirements and industry best practices.

  • Download instructions for installing Quick Mount PV products on a metal shingle roofs.
  • Download calculator to determine which Quick Mount PV product to use with your metal shingle roof type (Excel).

For Shake Roofs
The QBase® Metal, Shake & Slate Mount is designed to smoothly fit into the workflow between the trades while installing a solar array during the construction of a new shake roof. For retrofitting solar onto an existing shake roof, use our Classic Shake Mount.

For Slate Roofs
The QBase® Metal, Shake & Slate Mount is the ideal solution for both new and existing slate roofs. First flashed mount designed specifically for slate roofs and will not compromise the integrity of the slate.


  • Flashing holds firm against wind-driven rain
  • All exposed hardware is 18-8 stainless steel
  • Meets or exceeds roofing industry best practices
  • QBase® is the strongest off-the-shelf mechanical mount
  • 3031 lbs. average ultimate pullout (Douglas fir); 1972 lbs. average ultimate shear
  • Cone flashing is made of aluminum with no welds or seams to rust or rot
  • Available through leading distributors
  • 100% IBC compliant
  • All fasteners and hardware included
  • 25-year warranty; 50-year expected life
  • Works with all leading racks
  • Patents pending
  • Made in USA

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

Product Resources

Installation Guide (PDF 1.3M)
Engineering report (PDF 1.1M)

50 States Code Compliance Certification Letters

Rail Compatability Engineering Reports

CAD drawing
DWG (726K) • PDF (63K)

Product Specifications

Each mount kit (12 per box) includes:

  • Cast aluminum QBase
  • Aluminum post, 1.25" x 3.25"
  • EPDM post collar/counter flash
  • EPDM-bonded stainless steel washer, 5/16" x 1.25"
  • 18" x 18" spun aluminum cone flashing
  • Two zinc-coated steel lag bolts, 5/16" x 3"
  • Stainless steel machine bolt, 5/16" x 1"
  • Stainless steel fender washer, 5/16" x 1"
  • Stainless steel split lock washer, 5/16"
  • Grade-8 machine bolt, 5/16" x ¾"

Flashing Size 18" x 18"
Pullout/shear 3031 lbs. average ultimate pullout (Douglas fir); 803 lbs. average ultimate shear
Tools needed for installation For shake shingle roofs:
  • Tape measure
  • Roofing bar
  • Chalk line
  • Stud finder
  • Caulking gun and sealant compatible with roofing materials
  • Drill with 7/32" bit
  • Drill or impact gun with ½" deep socket
For slate shingle roofs:
  • Tape measure
  • Slate roofing bar
  • Chalk line
  • Stud finder
  • Caulking gun and sealant compatible with roofing material
  • Drill
  • 4" diameter diamond embedded hole saw
  • Masonry drill bit matching size of hole saw pilot drill bit
  • Grinder with cutoff wheel
  • Hammer
  • 7/32" high-speed drill bit
  • Impact gun with ½" deep socket
Applicable roof types Metal shingle roofs, wood shake shingle roofs or slate shingle roofs. Check out our Solar Roofing Best Practices - Shake, Slate, & Metal Shingle Roofs webinar for more info.
Available Finishes
  • Aluminum mill
  • 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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