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Solar Dad and Sons make switch to Double Stud XL

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Double Stud XL FlashingKen Sanger of Solar Dad and Sons has been in solar for 24 years. Earlier this year, he ran into a situation that threw him and his team of expert solar installers for a loop. Mid-way through an installation for a client, him and his team realized that the roof they were installing on had recently been repaired and the rafters were odd sizes and in varied positions, making a traditional installation close to impossible. It was then that Sanger recalled a solution that might just work.


Sanger first meet the Zilla team at Solar Power International in 2015. As a longtime user of Quick Mount PV, Sanger was not quite ready to make the switch, but spent the afternoon chatting with the Zilla team about their unique and different approach to solar installations. The Zilla team explained how their innovative Double Stud XL flashing can attach right to sheathing,making even the most complicated installations faster, safer and easier. When Sanger left the booth, the seed had been planted.


When Sanger and his team ran into their own complicated installation they knew who to call.The Zilla Double Stud XL was the perfect solution to an otherwise complicated problem. They quickly moved forward with the installation and called Zilla to order 150 more Double Stud XL’s and L-Feet. “They do what they are supposed to do,” says Sanger. It was a tough installation situation made possible by the innovations of Zilla.


Both Sanger and Zilla are excited about the new partnership and look forward to expanding the relationship into other ZIlla product lines. Solar Dad and Sons haven’t expanded into ground mount installations, but are already looking forward to chatting with the team at this year’s SPI!


If you have complicated installations or are just looking to speed up your projects, try our Double Stud XL Flashing. It’s patented base plate design has multiple attachment points and provides speed and flexibility for securing directly to sheathing or structural members. 


Are you going to be at Solar Power International 2016 this year? Visit us at
Booth #215 to learn more about the full range of industry-leading flashing innovations and ground mount systems. 


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