SunLink roof mount products — Core RMS and Precision RMS — are specifically designed to compensate for thermal forces and to create a roof friendly interface.
The impact of solar mounting systems on rooftops is a concern for all involved; the designer, developer, installer, and building owner. SunLink has incorporated hundreds of megawatts of rooftop solar experience into an intelligent solution that alleviates these concerns and could eliminate the need for slip sheets. This solution incorporates:
Recycled rubber feet to provide a soft contact surface and prevent any metallic component from contacting the roof.
SunLink’s rail based design, allowing for at least 50% fewer feet on the roof than our competitors’ systems.
Accounting for Environmental Conditions
Through varied project experience across North America, SunLink has encountered extreme environmental conditions; from hurricane force wind loads to record snow loads to severe temperature swings of 50° or more in a 24-hour period.
SunLink roof mount products have been designed to withstand these extreme conditions, and reduce movement due to thermal expansion and contraction in such instances. Specifically:
Precision RMS: absorbs expansion and contraction of the system to minimize movement on the roof. The Precision RMS foot bracket is designed to slide inside the recycled rubber foot which isolates motion of the system from the roof.
Core RMS: utilizes oversized connection holes, row and rail link joint flexibility and material composition to absorb the movement on the roof.