Compression: That’s What It’s All About

With Intersolar already 2 weeks behind us (how did that happen?), we wanted to thank everyone who came by and saw us at the show. We love seeing everyone,  and we especially love showing everyone what’s so special about our line of products. We’re already counting down the days (49) and minutes (70,560) to SPI, and we’re raring to go! (If you’re there, come by #6320 and say hi!)


While that “star” of our booth was definitely the launch of the rail-free Rock-It System, the technology behind the design is the true star. All of our solar roof mounts employ our patented, watertight compression technology, and it’s no wonder they’ve become the go-to solutions for installers all over the continent.

Some of you may already know that EcoFasten Solar was born from our sister company Alpine SnowGuards, using the same technology that was (and still is) used by the rooftop snow retention industry since the mid-1990’s. It’s been installed, extensively tested, withstood the most rugged of environments, and has been proven time and time again as a watertight, secure design.

The EcoFasten line is made up of product systems characterized by roof type. Each of our systems can be paired with a wide variety of bracket options, allowing complete customization by the installer.

So, here’s how it works….

All of our compression brackets have a milled countersink on the underside of their base – like this:


Depending on your roof type, you will pair your bracket with a base plate or flashing with a raised cone shape that accepts an EPDM rubber bushing.


The 2 parts fit together and when fastened to the roof, a compression fit, watertight seal is formed, offering 3 levels of watertight properties.


What if you’re using third party L-Feet? No worries, we have a solution for that, too. Our CP-SQ-Slotted Adaptor Plate works as a flashing/L-Foot go-between, so the all-important watertight compression seal will still be present on your install. Check out this video of our GreenFasten to see the technology in action. The :15 – :20 second section highlights this best.

The end result? Perfection. I know, I’m partial, but that’s because I stand behind EcoFasten 100% – I couldn’t work for a company where I didn’t. Our technology really does do what we say it’ll do. One word comes to mind when I think of EcoFasten: Integrity. Our products are made right here in the US (in fact, I can hear the machines from my desk as I write this!) – domestically made products mean fast lead times for you, and they are also cost-effective, which goes a long way on the roof.

Check out our line of products; we made it easy for you – just select your roof type to see all available options. With an Engineering team extremely rich with talent, we are also happy to design custom components.

As always, let us know if you have questions – that’s what our awesome customer service and tech teams are here for!

Hope to see you all at SPI!!



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Industry leader EcoFasten Solar designs, engineers, and manufactures patented, watertight solar roof mounts. The company provides mounting solutions that are easy to install, cost-effective, rugged in fabrication, and unsurpassed in quality. Comprised of a seasoned and growing team of professionals with talent, ability, and drive, all EcoFasten Solar products are precision-designed with the installer in mind. 



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