Which Types of Roofing are Compatible With Solar Panels?

November 29, 2022

It’s time to think about significant solar savings. There are valid causes for this. The price of solar panels has significantly decreased in recent years. Science has proven that solar energy has a good impact on our planet by reducing dangerous CO2 emissions. The majority of communities have tax credits and incentives in place to further lower prices, and solar electricity is less expensive than existing utility rates.

Before a solar installation, our clients frequently ask the following questions, which we have addressed in the list below.

Our solar specialists are actual professionals, and before we begin, we inspect your roof. Your roof’s condition and ability to support a solar installation are top priorities.

Because our worry-free comprehensive guarantee, which includes an industry-leading roof penetration warranty, covers you totally once your panels are installed.

What Material Is Your Roof?

Asphalt shingles are likely the material of your house roof, and they work well for solar panel installations. Solar panels can be installed on roofs made of metal, clay tiles, rubber, or standing seam roofs.

The age of your roof

Your solar panel warranty should, in theory, last as long as your roof. However, even if your roof is older and you have been given permission to install a solar system, you are still guaranteed 10 years by our industry-leading roof penetration warranty. Keep in mind that before starting the installation, we first evaluate whether your roof is solar-ready.

Do You Have Multiple Roof Shingle Layers?

Your roof will be heavier if it has two or more layers of shingles. Additionally, additional weight can indicate that your roof isn’t sturdy enough to support solar panels. For this reason, before starting the installation, we evaluate your roof deck and roof frame structure. The foundation of our commitment to long-lasting client relationships is trust, which begins with solar professionals.

Does Your Roof Have the Correct Angle?

Solar energy for your home cannot be produced if the sun is not shining. Your roof must be pointed toward the sun to collect its rays in order for a solar investment to be financially viable. Right, common sense?

In the Northern Hemisphere, we reside. In order to receive the most sunlight in the United States, your solar panels must be pointed south. Additionally, buildings or trees that provide shade might lower the amount of solar energy input. Do not be alarmed; our professionals will examine every circumstance to guarantee that your property may successfully go solar.

Also Read: How To Choose The Right-Sized Solar Power System

How Much Sun Should Shine on My Roof?

As we mentioned above, your roof must receive enough sunlight for your solar panels to be powered. In order to estimate the average daily sun rays across the United States, the NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory) offers several good solar maps. To meet your energy needs, the sun should roughly touch your roof between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. However, keep in mind that every house is unique. In order to assess whether you receive enough energy from the sun to power your home, our solar professionals will help you determine both your summer and winter exposures.

What Would Happen If Your Roof Had a Problem During or After Installation?

A roof warranty that covers leaks and holes is part of your contract. A thorough guarantee is not offered by every solar company.

Going solar will provide you with a sense of security for many years

We sincerely hope that this knowledge helps you create a smart house. Why not start the process by requesting a free solar quote today? We are available to address any additional inquiries you may have.

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