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Ballasted Systems and Commercial/Industrial Flat Roofs

The basic reason given by Solar Integrators for using Ballasted Racking Systems is to avoid penetrations that may be necessary for the Solar Electrical installation. This can sometimes be an improper evaluation of the system when it comes to the warranty that roofing manufacturers offer. The myth of ballasted systems is that they will automatically secure the existing warranty when in fact they can void a warranty even when there are fewer penetrations. Each Roofing Manufacturer has specific requirements and information that is to be met in order to maintain the warranty. Anchor Products has made sure that its products (the U-Anchor) meet the specificity required for a Solar Racking that may be placed on the roof.