Since the advent of rooftop solar water heating systems in the 1970s, faulty rooftop solar mounting practices have resulted in lawsuits and damaged installer reputations — all stemming from preventable water damage to the roofs of homes and businesses.
As PV installers and general contractors, Quick Mount PV founders Stuart Wentworth and Claudia Wentworth saw too many rooftop mounts that were doomed to failure, posing a threat not only to any given roof and building, but to the burgeoning solar PV industry itself. In 2006, they founded Quick Mount PV to bring cost-effective, code-compliant, waterproof rooftop mounting systems to the solar industry.
Engineering a Solution
Recognizing the dual challenge of rooftop solar — the need for fast installation and the demand that every attachment be absolutely watertight — Quick Mount PV innovated the patented QBlock Elevated Water Seal, which raises the waterproofing barrier up off the roof. By attaching the QBlock to an all-aluminum flashing, installing the mount was made fast and simple, requiring only a single bolt.
The resulting Classic Composition Mount became an instant hit in a market hungry for mounting solutions and remains today the industry’s best-selling solar roof mount.
Other innovations followed, most notably the QBase reinforced foundation. The QBase took traditional base-and-post mounting technology to its ultimate level, providing unrivaled strength and enabling higher standoffs.
Respecting the Roof
Because a failsafe attachment requires roofing knowledge as well as superior equipment, Quick Mount PV pioneered the adoption of best roofing practices in the solar industry with extensive industry training and education. Quick Mount PV has trained thousands of solar professionals throughout North America and continues to expand its education program with hands-on training, classroom instruction, webinars, and a growing array of online videos and information downloads. In 2012, the company completed a state-of-the-art in-house training facility.
Meeting the Demand With Made-in-America Products
The company has grown at 70-plus percent per year to meet rapidly rising demand. Quick Mount PV employs 70 people in its 90,000-square-foot Walnut Creek, Calif., headquarters, where it fabricates all company products.
In January 2013, the company achieved ISO 9001:2008 certification for quality management in the manufacturing of its mounting products in its northern California facility.
Led by a team of seasoned executives, Quick Mount PV is fully committed to the solar and roofing industries, to sustainable business practices, and to manufacturing in the USA.
For more information, visit Quick Mount PV’s website at www.quickmountpv.com.