Solar and Metal Roofing

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Currently Lessons 1-4 are available.

With increasing popularity, the metal roof is the ideal host for mounting solar photovoltaics (PV) as the seams or ribs of the roof act as inherent (and cost-free) “rails” providing a rail-less, direct-attach system, so no extra rails are needed.

However, adapting to new technologies can be daunting, especially when it comes to rail-less PV mounting. A few small shifts in thinking can produce huge savings in labor, materials and logistics.

This course will take you from a basic understanding of why metal roofing is the ideal platform for mounting solar PV to understanding what attachments are right for your project. We’ll guide you through the best practices in design, layout and installation for both rail and rail-less solar applications.

Once you have passed the final exam, you’ll receive the S-5! Solar and Metal Roofing certificate of completion. You’ll have the confidence to equip your customers with the right purchasing decisions and – if you work in the field – this in-depth knowledge will make you the go-to solar installer for metal roofing.

This course (currently under development with more lessons to come) is designed for roofing installers, EPCs, distributors and anyone else seeking information on how to install PV modules on metal roofing.

Lesson Objectives

  • Identify the main types of metal roofing and associated attachment solutions.
  • Evaluate the available solar module mounting methods.
  • Learn how to install a metal rooftop solar PV array while taking advantage of state-of-the-art products and resources.

Lesson 1

Introduction to Solar and Metal Roofing

Lesson 2

Ways to Attach Solar

Lesson 3

Choosing the Right Products

Lesson 4

Design and Layout

Lesson 5

Pre-install - Coming Soon!

Lesson 6

Rail Installation - Coming Soon!

Lesson 7

Rail-less Installation Using PVKIT - Coming Soon!

Lesson 8

Wire Management and BOS Installation - Coming Soon!

Shawn Haddock 

shawn haddock

Shawn Haddock has been with S-5! since its inception and has held many titles over the years. With a background in steel erection and metal roof installation, he stays actively engaged as a field technician working shoulder-to-shoulder with contractors and installers. Inside the office, Shawn manages four departments: Warranty & Product Support, Layout & Design, Video Production and Information Technology.