Solar installers know that Florida Product Approval means a more efficient permitting process because the strict requirements of the 2020 Florida Building Code provides installers the assurances of safer installations in extreme conditions.
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Early in 2022, Ecofasten, an ESDEC company, obtained Florida Product Approval for any combination of 8” x 12” GF-1 Flashing with ClickFit L-Foot and for any combination of QB-1 Post (4.5” or 6”), Base, and Flashing. And in May, Ecofasten was also awarded Florida Product Approval for any combination of its 8” x 12” GF-1 Flashing with the RockIt Comp Slide and Lag Screw.
GF-1 is Ecofasten’s most versatile solution for attaching solar to composition shingle roofs. Install the flashing using a single fastener. When using the GF-1 flashing grommet and an EcoFasten compression bracket, a watertight seal is created, maintaining the integrity of the roof.
These approvals include the High-Velocity Hurricane Zone (HVHZ) under the strict requirements of the 2020 FBC. This extensive evaluation process included testing for resistance to high wind forces (TAS-105) and wind-driven rain (TAS-100A).
For detailed information regarding product-level approval information, read or download Ecofasten’s Florida Product Approval Tech Brief. EcoFasten’s FL39871 Evaluation Report is also available online.
Read about several Ecofasten mounting and racking solutions and much more in our 2022 Rooftop Mounting Buyer’s Guide:
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