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.