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The invention is a mounting assembly for attaching panels to a support surface. It includes various designs of spaced elongated mounting tracks secured to the support surface (usually a deck or wall), and panels provided with mounting devices, such as clips, detachably secured at opposite edges of each panel. These devices serve as the intermediary in attaching the panel to the mounting track, which, in turn, is fastened to the support deck or to an other appropriate surface. Each panel is attached to a mounting track in a way that permits arrangement in courses, with the panels side by side, and when appropriate, in overlapping courses.