The Starlink Ridgeline Mount Kit is a non-penetrating roof mount that is designed to work with virtually any roof style, pitched or flat. On a pitched roof, you simply install it at the ridgeline. The base adjusts to almost any angle. It can also be configured to sit on a flat roof. No drilling required! Ballast weights hold the mount to the roof.
I’m pretty excited to take a look at this new mount. I have a Residential Starlink and an RV Starlink dish. I like to keep my RV dish powered on so the firmware can stay up-to-date. The Starlink Ridgeline Mount will allow me to install my RV unit on my garage roof, without worrying about drilling holes. And I will be able to move the mount around in the future if I need to.
In this article, I will show you how to set up and install the Ridgeline Mount. I will also do a review, giving you my impressions on the quality and functionality of the mount. I’ve also included a video covering the installation process.
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Where To Buy
The Ridgeline Mount Kit is available directly from Starlink for $250. You will need a Starlink account to be able to view the linked page and purchase the mount.
The Starlink Ridgeline Mount Kit is pretty simple and contains 4 pieces:
- Mounting base
- Wall clips
- Carry bag
The ballast weights ship separately, so if you get your Ridgeline Mount and don’t see any weights in the box, that is why! In my case, the weights shipped a week later than the mount.
I’m going to assume you already have your Starlink unit set up and running. If not, check out our Starlink setup guide to get started. Once you have found a suitable location that is free of obstructions, you can start the process to install the Ridgeline Mount Kit.
Step 1 – Unplug the router
Unplug the router AC power cord to power down your Starlink dish. This allows you to safely unplug the Starlink cable so that you can install the dish on the new mount.
Step 2 – Carry the Ridgeline Mount to the roof
The Ridgeline Mount comes folded up, ready to transport. Don’t add the weights yet! Keep it folded and carry it up to the desired location on your roof. Also, the carry bag included in the kit is for the dish, not for the mount.
Step 3 – Unfold the mount
Rotate the center arm knob counterclockwise to loosen the mount. Unfold the trays and install it on the roof, making sure each side tray is flush up against the roof. The Ridgeline Mount can be installed at the peak of a roof, or anywhere on a flat roof.
Step 4 – Align the mounting arm
The center mounting arm, where you will insert the Starlink dish mast, needs to be angled within 5 degrees of vertical. With the center arm knob still loosened, orient the mounting arm to vertical. Then rotate the center arm knob clockwise to tighten everything up.
Step 5 – Install the ballast weights
Carry each ballast weight up to the mount, one at a time. Each one is about 13 lbs, for a total weight of over 50 lbs holding down the mount. Remember, the included carry bag is for the dish only, not the weights! Insert each weight by angling it from the top of the mount downward, until the mounting tab aligns with the notch in the ballast. All four weights must be used.
Step 6 – Route the Starlink cable
Unplug the cable from the dish and router. Route the cable, using the dish connector side, from inside to outside. You can use the included wall clips to secure the cable to the side of your home.
Step 7 – Install the Starlink dish
Use the included carry bag to safely transport your Starlink dish up to the mount. Once there, the dish mast will slide into the Ridgeline Mount center arm, snapping into place. Verify that the Starlink mast is within 5 degrees of vertical, and that everything is tight and secure.
With the mount and dish installed, you can go back into the house and plug everything in. Give the system a few minutes to boot up. Check the Starlink app to make sure your dish is online and connected. You will want to check back in about 12 hours to make sure there are no obstructions.
This is a high quality mount. It’s made of aluminum, with nice details like rubber padding to protect the roof. The locking mechanism is simple but clever. It allows this mount to be installed on virtually any roof angle. Since it’s an official Starlink mount, the antenna mast fits and locks right in. It matches the color and finish of the rest of the Starlink hardware.
How Does It Compare To Alternatives?
I’ve previously recommended aftermarket non-penetrating roof mounts, but I can’t really do that anymore. At $250, from the Starlink shop, this Starlink Ridgeline Mount seems expensive, but keep in mind that price includes everything you need, including shipping. With the 3rd party ridgeline/non-penetrating mounts, you have to buy a J-mount and ballast weights, in addition to the mount itself.
What I Liked
- All in one kit, no additional materials or tools needed
- Sleek, clean design that matches the other Starlink hardware
- Easy to install, easy to move if you need to
- High quality materials and good build quality
- Adjustable for any roof pitch, even flat roofs
What I Didn’t Like
- Pretty expensive at $250
- Starlink doesn’t provide any wind rating specification
- I wish I had the ability to purchase a mast extension to raise the dish a few feet
Overall, I can easily recommend the Starlink Ridgeline Mount Kit to anyone seeking a non-penetrating roof mount. It’s a high quality mount that is simple to install. It can adapt to just about any roof shape or angle, even flat roofs. That makes it super versatile. What brings great value to this $250 mount is the included weights. With most aftermarket mounts like this, you need to provide sandbags or concrete blocks. The Starlink solution is much cleaner, lower profile, and easier.
Does this work for the roam (round) antennae? It seemed to only be for the flat/residential one on the Starlink website.
It’s only for the current generation of Starlink models. The round dish is not compatible.
Looks like the perfect solution, But I cannot find it anywhere to buy. I am in Ontario, Canada.
It might not be available in all markets. If you don’t see it in the online shop at Starlink.com, it’s not available in your market at this time.
How long is the cable that comes with the StarLink unit? Do I need to order an extension cable for this setup?
It comes with a 50′ cable. 75′ and 150′ cables are also available if you need additional length for your installation location.
You should be able to request the length of cable you require. I need more then 50′. Now I am stuck with a 50′ cable that I cannot use and I have to buy a longer one. You should also be abel to request the type of mount you want.
Would this ridgeline mount work on a metal roof with snow and ice and winds 55mph?
Yes, should be ok. It has a rubber edge to sort of hold it in place even on a metal roof, and there is more than 60 lbs. total weight holding it down. It has survived several nice 60 mph+ gusts since I’ve installed it. Hasn’t moved an inch or been any trouble so far for me.
Is it only available in USA shop? I don’t see it in Poland shop. How can I buy it?
It might not be available in all markets. It’s the first product in the shop when I look from my account.
For a metal roof would there be as simple way to add a couple of 100lb anti-scratch Neodymium rubber coated magnets to it? I was originally going to just add 4 magnets to the standard stand but don’t want it to look unprofessional. This new ridgeline mount with the magnets would really secure it.
Not necessary in my opinion. The rubber + weight is enough to hold it securely in place.
We live in a very windy prairie area with a metal roof. Do you think this would work? Our roof has a pitch but not a very steep one.
Starlink says that this mount isn’t designed for high winds. I’ve had mine installed for several months now, through severe thunderstorms with wind gusts over 60 mph. It hasn’t moved. I think you would be fine. If you wanted some additional insurance, you could add some weight.
What do you think about putting some liquid nails under the rubber pads for mounting on a steel roof?
The rubber pads come off pretty easily. They are just meant to protect the roof surface and prevent the mount from sliding around. With the weight of the ballasts holding it down, I don’t see any reason to glue the mount down to a metal roof.
I tied two more than 50 pound landscaping bricks to the legs of my starlink and sat it on the ridge of my roof, it hasn’t budged in storms. this looks nice but doesn’t seem worth more than two big bricks and some serious paracord I tied to mine.
Thanks for this — it looks like a good option for some of us. Until now I was planning to go go with one of the third-party non-penetrating solutions for my barn roof. But I think I’ll switch to this one — when and if Starlink ever gets around to making the service available again in my neck of the Wisconsin woods.. I also hope that there will be a way to add a mast extension, although I’m not sure that I need it. The total ballast weight seems borderline for when you have strong winds. I’d like to figure out a way to either weight down a bit more or secure the the entire assembly in some other fashion.
With the dish, mount, and weights, it’s probably over 70 lbs. I’ve had it installed for weeks now, through some 50-60 mph gusts. No issues at all.
Where do I purchase a home starlink? And how long is the wait now?
You can purchase and view availability from Starlink.com
I would not be able to do that one. I have a very tall metal roof. I would need a crane to put it up there.
Ya if you can’t climb up to the ridgeline it would be difficult to install. Luckily the mount base itself is pretty light, it’s aluminum. And you can carry each of the 13 lb weights up one-by-one. But non of that helps if the pitch is too steep or you can’t access the roof in the first place.
Thank you! Is there a wind rating?
Starlink hasn’t assigned any kind of wind specification or wind rating to this mount.
I’m thinking this might not work with standing seam steel roof. Any ideas?
It should work fine. There are rubber channels that sit between the roof surface and the metal on the mount. The rubber, combined with the weight, would grip enough to the roof in my opinion. And the rubber protects the steel roof.