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Florida Solar – Installation Resources

IronRidge® is the first solar mounting to receive Florida Product Approval for certified, dependable installations. That’s because we make strength the key focus in every component we design.
Florida FL Solar - Product Approval Stamp

Strong solar. Made for Florida.

IronRidge® is the first solar mounting to receive Florida Product Approval. That’s because strength is the key focus of every component we design.

Florida Product Approval Stamp

Approved Solar Racking in Florida & Hurricane Zones

We are always committed to safe solar, especially in extreme environments. Our pitched roof systems are Florida-approved, in accordance with ASCE 7-16 building code. IronRidge was also the first solar racking to be approved in High Velocity Hurricane Zones (HVHZ). The Florida Product Approval (FL#41858) covers Flush Mount components installed in all regions of Florida, with up to 135 PSF of wind pressure.

Florida Product Approval

All Flush Mount System components are a part of our Florida Product Approval (FL#41858), including installation of:

FL XR Approved Components

The rigorous evaluation process for Florida Product Approval includes testing for resistance to high wind forces (TAS 202) and wind-driven rain [TAS 100(A)]. There is ongoing auditing of quality assurance programs as well. The approval also lists allowable rail spans for installating array configurations using either XR10, XR100, or XR1000 mounting rails and various IronRidge roof attachments.

Maximum Wind Uplift Pressures

The following tables were prepared by IronRidge to provide a quick reference for the maximum wind uplift pressures on gable and hip roofs at different tilt angles. See full chart on the Florida Approval Tech Bulletin (Aire) or Florida Approval Tech Bulletin (XR). Other documentation can be found on our Pitched Roof Resources page.

FL XR Chart Sample

For submitting official documents, see Installation Instructions and Evaluation Reports on the Florida Building Commission website.

Where Can I Buy IronRidge® Racking?

We have partnered with many solar and electrical distributors across the United States. They are great resources for installers.

The map to the right highlights most of our partners that locally stock IronRidge® in the Florida area. However, there are many others that will drop-ship components to a Florida address.

For a full list of distributors, including international partners, visit our Find a Distributor page. This list is also available on our Design Assistant tool, which can send project BOMs to a nearby distributor for quoting.

Local Sales Representatives

Drew McCluskey
Drew McCluskey
Distribution Account Manager, Southeast
Johanna - Sales Rep
Johanna Gonzalez
Inside Sales Manager,
Northeast & Southeast

FAQ & Walkthrough

Does this approval work with any solar module?

Every module has its own tested capacity for resisting wind pressure. Check the module manufacturer’s cut sheet or manual for load rating. A third rail may be required to increase the module load rating to meet the uplift pressure.

Where can I find the documentation?

IronRidge® Florida Product Approval (FL#41858) is available on the IronRidge® website or through the FBC’s approved products database.

Do I still need an engineer to stamp my project?

This approval covers structural engineering of solar racking and should eliminate the need for project-specific engineering. Confirm with your jurisdiction any local requirements.

Does this apply to Tilt or Ground Mount systems?

This approval only applies to the IronRidge® Flush Mount system on roof pitches 2:12 to 12:12 (9.5° to 45°).

Does this apply to other hurricane-prone regions, such as Miami-Dade and Broward Counties?

Florida’s building code and testing standards are often used or cited in other such regions, but official approval depends on the local Authority Having Jurisdiction. See our Miami-Dade Tech Tip to learn how to install Knockout Tile in these regions, with an approved 3-course flashing method.