Available finishes

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

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QBase® Composition Mount

The QBase® Composition Mount is the strongest and most cost-effective method for installing solar panels during the construction of new composition/asphalt shingle roof for either a new home or a roof replacement. The base-and-post mount is specifically designed to fit into the workflow between the trades to make solar panel installation smooth and efficient.

The QBase® Composition Mount also works with a variety of metal shingle roof types, such as interlocking metal shingles and stone coated steel roofs. The base-and-post mount works 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).


  • Flashing holds firm against wind-driven rain
  • All exposed hardware is 18-8 stainless steel
  • Meets or exceeds roofing industry best practices
  • Allows up to 4 structural attachments when required
  • QBase® is the strongest off-the shelf mechanical mount
  • 3031 lbs average ultimate pullout (Douglas fir); 1972 lbs. average ultimate shear
  • 3-step process aids collaboration between roofers and PV installers
  • Cone flashing is made of aluminum with no welds or seams to rust or rot
  • Available through leading distributors
  • 25-year warranty; 50-year expected life
  • Great mount for solar hot water
  • Works with all leading racks
  • All hardware included
  • 100% IBC compliant
  • Made in USA

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

Product Resources

Full Install: QBase Composition Mount

Quick Install: QBase Composition Mount

Installation Guide (PDF 912K)
Engineering report (PDF 1.05M)

50 States Code Compliance Certification Letters

Rail Compatability Engineering Reports

CAD drawing
DWG (1.6M) • PDF (157K)

Product Specifications

Each mount kit (12 per box) includes:

  • Cast aluminum QBase
  • Aluminum post, 1-1/4'' x 3-1/4''
  • 12'' x 12'' spun aluminum cone flashing
  • Two zinc-coated steel lag bolts, 5/16'' x 3''
  • EPDM post collar/counter flash
  • EPDM-bonded stainless steel washer, 5/16'' x 1-1/4''
  • 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 3/4''

Flashing size 12" x 12"
Pullout/shear 3031 lbs. average ultimate pullout (Douglas fir); 1972 lbs. average ultimate shear
Tools needed for installation
  • Tape measure
  • Roofer's bar/shingle ripper
  • Chalk line
  • Stud finder
  • Caulking gun
  • Appropriate sealant
  • Drill with 1/4" bit
  • Drill or impact gun with 1/2" deep socket
Applicable roof types Standard and high-definition composition/asphalt shingle roofs with 5" to 5/12" courses; a variety of metal shingle roof types
Available finishes
  • Aluminum mill
  • Bronze anodized
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