Solar roof mount and racking manufacturer Pegasus Solar unveiled its latest attachment, InstaFlash, an over-the-shingle mount for composite roofs. InstaFlash uses a pre-installed, non-hardening sealant that is designed to fill roof irregularities and is dispensed when installed. The mount and its watertight sealant can also compensate for missed pilot holes.
“We approached this design from a clean slate,” said Kai Stephan, CEO of Pegasus. “The guiding principle was, ‘What are the toughest challenges for a comp roof mount, and how can we solve those challenges with a product that’s easy enough for the newest installer to master?’”
The Pegasus design team started with the worst-case scenario for composition, or asphalt, shingle roofs: when a fastener aligns directly on the butt joint between two sheets of shingles.
“When a fastener lands in the so-called ‘slot-canyon’ between shingles, water can pass under a rigid tape, mastic or rubber-type barrier,” Stephan said. “We realized we needed a semi-liquid sealant to fully penetrate and seal this gap to eliminate any potential for leaks.
“InstaFlash virtually eliminates the potential for user-error,” Stephan continued. “You don’t have to worry if your crew remembered to seal every mount and missed pilot hole with the proper sealant. InstaFlash does it automatically.”
With InstaFlash, installers don’t have to handle tubes of sealant or metal flashings and it is installed with a single fastener. The mount can be attached to a roof during rainfall and it can be installed in conditions from freezing to desert temperatures (0 to 170°F).
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