Different techniques and components of solar panel mounting allow for design flexibility, varied aesthetics, enhanced durability and longevity, and even better energy generation. Whether your custom solar panel mounting systems require round or square tubes, pipes, or wide flange beams, Infra-Metals is one of the country’s leading structural steel service providers that can help you with your project’s unique requirements.
With our extensive range of products and services, we tailor our distribution facilities to meet the needs of the regions we supply. We are steadfastly committed to promptly and economically providing high-quality materials and services.
With our cutting-edge equipment and outstanding services, we at Infra-Metals deliver customizable steel manufacturing solutions for all your solar racking projects.
Custom Steel Solar Panel Racking Components
Solar Panel Mounts
Solar Panel mounting refers to the procedure that involves securing solar panels into place to harness solar energy in a manner that is effective and efficient. Whether you are looking for a system for a pitched roof, flat roof, or on the ground, a unique mounting solution will fit your needs and specifications.
Environment and climate play a crucial role when designing and installing solar panel systems. As these projects are never one-size-fits-all, we work closely with our customers to provide customized parts that will secure the optimal performance of any racking system.
We manufacture the following components:
Without flashing, your property’s roof with solar panels can quickly turn into a leaky mess. Flashing stops water from leaking into the ceiling when holes make room for vent pipes or solar mounts.
Flashing is essential to prevent these leakages after drilling through a roof to install solar panels. In addition, roofs made from unique materials such as aluminum or wood require special flashings to prevent leakage effectively.
High-quality mounts are crucial to securely affix the rails to the roof when installing solar panels. A mount typically comprises a bolt inserted through the flashing and into the roof’s interior.
There are various solar panel racking solutions depending on the locations and specifications where it is mounted, such as on the rooftop, ground, carports, or poles. Therefore, customizing components guarantees that the solar panel system is compatible with the mounts.
Rails serve a dual purpose of both functionality and aesthetic value, as they hoist up the solar panels and provide a non-obtrusive and neat space to place the wiring of the racking system. Depending on the system’s design, rails may run horizontally or vertically across the roof.
The safety and longevity of the solar panel racking system heavily depend on how securely attached the panels are to the roof. The clamps’ job is to hold the panels on the rails.
Why Choose Steel for Your Solar Panel Mounting System
Solar panel mounting components are composed of either steel or aluminum. There are several factors to consider when choosing between these two materials. First, it is vital to determine the type of environment and climate in which the system will be mounted.
Steel is the most popular material since it has several advantages that make it well-suited for both average and extreme climates. These advantages include:
In terms of strength, aluminum brackets don’t come close to the resilience and durability that steel offers. More robust frames provide better security and are especially essential in areas that experience high levels of wind and climate change.
Corrosion will impact the appearance and longevity of the solar panel mounting system. Steel offers incomparable levels of corrosion resistance, which is extremely important in solar panel mounts. In addition, stainless steel components will readily deliver a lifespan of roughly 20 years when properly maintained.
To add to their superior strength, steel brackets are significantly more affordable than their aluminum counterparts. This price difference is especially notable in mounting systems used in extreme environments. Upfront, the stronger steel components are more affordable as it also reduces the need for expensive repairs in the long run.
Get Your Steel Solar Panel Mounts From Infra-Metals
When installing solar power systems, it is crucial to understand the effects of climate and geographic location on your solar mounting applications. At Infra-Metals, we understand and value the importance of these factors. With locations across the Midwest and East Coast, Infra-Metals tailors all of our steel centers to meet the specific needs of the regions we serve.
Our streamlined materials and processing capabilities make us the one-stop shop for your structural steel needs, even under tight deadlines. We can get you the suitable materials in the proper form with relatively little notice.
Request your quote today to work with us on your next custom solar panel mounting project. Contact us for more information.