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Compression You Can’t Beat

What is mechanical compression?

The term “compression” has been thrown around a lot lately in the solar mounting world. It’s a term we’ve been using for a while to describe how our Microflashing® works in tandem with our bolts to seal mounts at the point of penetration. There’s a significant difference with QuickBOLT compression which you can’t find with any other mounting systems.

Our patented “mechanical compression” technology, which we call BoltSeal® does more than compress against the surface of the roof or compress sealant into a hole. We are the only supplier to offer a type of flashing, Microflashing®, that physically concaves and seals at the point of penetration. But our Microflashing® does not act alone, nor does it work with any old lag bolt.

QB1 and QB2 cross cuts

We designed our QB1 bolt with a collar to compress the Microflashing®, and QB2 with a specialized shoulder that engages the L-Foot and Microflashing®. We like to compare this to a cork plugging a wine bottle. QB2’s BoltSeal® allows the mount to close off the penetration while being an entirely self-reliant sealing mechanism. It’s so effective that it has zero reliance on and zero need for chemical sealants.

Intertek ASTM 2140 and ASTM E331 testing have demonstrated that standing water, dripping water, falling water pose no threat to the BoltSeal® method. Thanks to the rigorous testing standard for Florida’s High-Velocity Hurricane Zone, QB2 has been put through even tougher TAS 100(A) testing by Intertek Labs, leading to its Florida Product Approval in early 2021. If it can withstand a hurricane, there isn’t much else that could beat QB2’s BoltSeal® technology.

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