Booth #538 - For SPI 2018, Roof Tech will be introducing an innovative mounting base for conventional rail installations on asphalt or metal roofing. Our new product – the RT MINI – is a self-flashing base for traditional rail mounting PV systems.

Talking SPI with Roof Tech

Contributed by | Roof Tech

Tell us about your company.

Roof Tech, Inc., is a manufacturer of PV mounting solutions focused primarily on the residential PV market. As a subsidiary of Yanegiken, Roof Tech brings more than 20 years of solar mounting experience from the largest manufacturer of residential PV mounting systems in Japan.

This is Roof Tech’s fifth year with a presence in the U.S. market. Roof Tech innovations include “Flexible Flashing” and “Direct-to-Roof Deck Attachment” mounting solutions that have been third-party tested and certified by the International Code Council.


Your company will be exhibiting at SPI 2018. What is it that makes this an important event for your company?

SPI is the largest solar conference in the U.S. and Roof Tech has been an active exhibitor at SPI for the past four years. SPI provides valuable opportunities to affirm and expand our relationships with solar professionals from all over the U.S. 


Highlight two or three products you will be showcasing at the event. 

For SPI 2018, Roof Tech will be introducing an innovative mounting base for conventional rail installations on asphalt or metal roofing. Our new product – the RT MINI – is a self-flashing base for traditional rail mounting PV systems. RT MINI can be easily fastened to the rafter or roof deck using wood screws instead of lag bolts. Professionally Engineered stamped letters are available for 37 States in the U.S. and four Provinces in Canada. RT MINI promises to revolutionize the way contractors attach railed systems to asphalt composition roofing. RT MINI is designed to be mounted directly on the roof with no damage to the seal of the existing roof shingles and thus will not affect the asphalt shingle warranty. RT MINI can also be used to mount accessories such as combiner boxes or EMT clamps.


At SPI 2018, Roof Tech will also feature the popular E Mount AIR®, our flagship rail-less PV mounting solution.


SPI 2018 has many educational sessions and demos. Is your company involved in any of them this year?  

Roof Tech will provide demonstrations on a one-to-one basis at our booth #538.

Please come visit our booth to learn how Roof Tech products can make all your PV installations faster and easier. Drop by for a demonstration, or simply come to spend time with the Roof Tech team.


When you get a chance to walk the exhibit hall floor yourself, what is it you will be most interested to see?  Any educational sessions you plan on attending?

SPI is always a very large event and as an exhibitor, it can be challenging to see it all. There is currently a lot of attention being given to storage so I hope to learn about new storage solutions. It is also important for me to see what other mounting manufacturers are focusing on, and to understand some of the challenges they are facing.


When you book a booth for a tradeshow like this, what are your expectations and what does your company hope to accomplish at the event?

When we book SPI, our first priority is to look at the location for our exhibit booth to ensure that it gets good traffic. We want people to notice our presence and experience Roof Tech as a quality company with a team they would be proud to work with. In short, visibility and quality are our goals.


A tradeshow of this magnitude is extremely busy and stressful for the staff of exhibiting companies.  Any fun things or places your team can suggest in Anaheim to help unwind?

Speaking strictly for myself, a very comfortable down pillow and silence is what I most look forward to every night. However it is always a pleasure to spend time with my Roof Tech colleagues, especially those who have travelled to SPI from other parts of the U.S.


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