SPI 2016 - Advanced Racking Solutions (ARS) achieves UL 2703 Bonding & Grounding, UL 1703 certification, and launches the Total Roof Platform (TRP)

The Total Roof Platform (TRP) is being launched at the SPI show in Las Vegas. Advanced Racking Solutions (ARS) has received UL 2703 certification on its SKYRACK, VICERACK2, and BLOCKMOUNT2 mounting solutions. VICERACK2 is believed to be the only Class A certified system for metal roofs per the UL1703 Fire Test Standard.

Advanced Racking Solutions (ARS) has received UL 2703 certification on its SKYRACK, VICERACK2, and BLOCKMOUNT2 mounting solutions. VICERACK2 was certified to a Class A Fire Rating under the UL 1703 System Fire Test when installed with Type 1 and Type 2 PV modules. At the time of test completion, it is believed to be the only Class A certified system for metal roofs.


SKYRACK is Advanced Racking Solutions' flush mount racking solution for pitched roofs. VICERACK2 is a tilted racking solution for low slip metal roofs; and BLOCKMOUNT2 is an innovative ballasted system for flat-roofs. All three solutions received a Letter of Conformance certifying that the systems successfully completed the testing for Bonding and Grounding according to ANSI/UL 2703 (First Edition).

With the launch of the Total Roof Platform (TRP) we are offering one design and set of hardware to serve all rooftops. Through wind tunnel testing, the UL 2703 bonding and grounding standard, and the UL 1703 certification we've given our partner's confidence and the resources to help navigate the development cycle. The Total Roof Platform is changing the way installers and distributors are able to manage mounting systems." Jonathan Young, Advanced Racking Solutions.

About Advanced Racking Solutions (ARS)
Advanced Racking Solutions maximizes roof top PV output with smart designs supported by strong validation. Founded in 2011 as a sister company of hb Solar Canada, together the two companies have deployed racking hardware across the globe.

ARS specializes in the design, manufacturing, and sale of PV mounting systems for all types of roof tops. The company's products reflect the knowledge gained from numerous wind tunnel tests and collaborative testing with fastener companies and roofing manufacturers. The result is a competitive product offering tailored around simplicity and integrity. For more information, visit

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