S-5!® Warning! Please use these products responsibly! Visit the S-5! wwebsite or contact us for available load test results. The user and/or installer of these parts is responsible for all necessary engineering and design to ensure the SolarFoot™ has been properly spaced and configured.
Notice to S-5! users: Due to the many variables involved with specific panel products, climates, wind loads, snow loads, and job particulars, the manufacturer cannot and does not express any opinions as to the suitability of any S-5! assembly for any specific application and assumes no liability with respect thereto. S-5! products are tested for ultimate holding strength on various profile types and materials. These install instructions serve to illustrate the correct procedure for securing the Solar Foot to a roof. Proper layout and frequency will vary on a job specific basis and should be determined by a qualified professional. This is an installation guide only and the photographs and drawings herein are for the purpose of illustrating installation, tools, and techniques, not system designs.
The SolarFoot is made for exposed-fastener metal roofing. It provides an ideal, weatherproof mounting platform to attach the L-foot of a rail mounted solar system or other ancillaries to the roof.
- Electric Screw Gun
- String Line
- Tape Measure
- 3/8” Hex Socket Drive
- 13 mm (or 1/2”) Hex Socket Drive
The SolarFoot should be placed in the flat of the panel, between the ribs. It is designed to straddle striations or minor stiffening ribs when necessary. The SolarFoot must be mounted directly over and into the supporting structure of the roof, i.e. wood decking, wood or steel purlins, or trusses, NEVER into the metal roofing material alone.
- Fastener selection will depend on whether the supporting structure of the roof is metal or wood.
- When relying upon tested load values one of the below fasteners MUST be used.
***S-5!® Warning! Please use this product responsibly!***
These instructions are for use by those experienced in the trade.
Always follow appropriate safety precautions and use appropriate tools.