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Metal, Shake & Slate Mount

The QBase® Metal, Shake & Slate Mount is a multi-purpose base-and-post style solar mounting system offering superior strength and waterproofing for metal shingle, shake, and slate shingle roofs.

The oversized 18×18-inch flashing accommodates the large exposure of various types of roofing. Available in aluminum mill finish.

For Metal Shingle Roofs
The QBase® Metal, Shake & Slate Mount is a strong and cost-effective solution for installing solar on a variety of metal shingle roof types. The base-and-post mounts work with all standard rail-based racking systems and are fully engineered to meet code requirements and industry best practices.

  • Download instructions for installing Quick Mount PV products on a metal shingle roofs.
  • Download calculator to determine which Quick Mount PV product to use with your metal shingle roof type (Excel).

For Shake Roofs
The QBase® Metal, Shake & Slate Mount is designed to smoothly fit into the workflow between the trades while installing a solar array during the construction of a new shake roof. For retrofitting solar onto an existing shake roof, use our Classic Shake Mount.

For Slate Roofs
The QBase® Metal, Shake & Slate Mount is the ideal solution for both new and existing slate roofs. First flashed mount designed specifically for slate roofs and will not compromise the integrity of the slate.


  • Flashing holds firm against wind-driven rain
  • All exposed hardware is 18-8 stainless steel
  • Meets or exceeds roofing industry best practices
  • 3031 lbs. average ultimate pullout (Douglas fir)
  • 1972 lbs. average ultimate shear
  • Cone flashing is made of aluminum with no welds or seams to rust or rot


QBase Metal Shake Slate Mount Kit
Included in kitCast aluminum QBase
Aluminum post, 1.25" x 3.25"
EPDM post collar/counter flash
EPDM-bonded stainless steel washer, 5/16" x 1.25"
18" x 18" spun aluminum cone flashing
Two zinc-coated steel lag bolts, 5/16" x 3"
Stainless steel machine bolt, 5/16" x 1"
Stainless steel fender washer, 5/16" x 1"
Stainless steel split lock washer, 5/16"
Grade-8 machine bolt, 5/16" x ¾"
Flashing size18" x 18"
Pullout/shear3031 lbs. average ultimate pullout (Douglas fir); 803 lbs. average ultimate shear
Tools needed for shake shingle roofs:Tape measure
Roofing bar
Chalk line
Stud finder
Caulking gun and sealant compatible with roofing materials
Drill with 7/32" bit
Drill or impact gun with ½" deep socket
Tools needed for slate shingle roofs:Tape measure
Slate roofing bar
Chalk line
Stud finder
Caulking gun and sealant compatible with roofing material
4" diameter diamond embedded hole saw
Masonry drill bit matching size of hole saw pilot drill bit
Grinder with cutoff wheel
7/32" high-speed drill bit
Impact gun with ½" deep socket
Applicable roof typesMetal shingle roofs, wood shake shingle roofs or slate shingle roofs. Check out our Solar Roofing Best Practices - Shake, Slate, & Metal Shingle Roofs webinar for more info.
Available finishesAluminum mill
Bronze anodized

Installing the QMNS on Metal Shingle Roofs

Full Install: QBase Metal, Shake & Slate Mount on Shake Roof



All IronRidge Systems have been listed to UL 2703, the standard for evaluating solar mounting systems. This ensures they maintain strong electrical and mechanical connections over an extended period of time in extreme outdoor environments.



IronRidge products come with a 25-year warranty, guaranteeing they will be free of defects in materials and manufacturing which materially impair the use of the products for the purposes for which they were designed.