Are Solar Panels Safe For My Roof?
Solar panels are generally considered safe for your roof, but it does help to understand exactly what the process entails and know what to be aware of during the installation.
Here’s what to do before moving forward with the process of installing solar panels:
- Check for Licensing
When getting solar panels installed on your roof it is important to make sure that the company installing them is licensed and certified. Solar panels don’t damage your roof when they are properly installed, and using a licensed and certified roofing contractor is the best way to ensure that they are installed correctly.
- Understand the Process
The process of installing solar panels is an alteration to the structure of your home, so it is helpful to be aware of the installation process. When the day comes, your contractor will prepare your roof and make sure that all of the shingles or other roofing materials are secure. Then, they will put in the wiring that attaches the panels to your power system. Then, they will install the racking (the hardware that holds your new solar panels in place)and install the panels on top of the racking. Finally, they will attach everything and you will be good to go.
- Know your options regarding holes
One of the factors that discourages people from exploring solar panels is the idea of drilling holes into their roof to hold them. This is an understandable concern, but it is important to know that there are other options to achieve solar besides holes to attach racking, including solar roof tiles or solar shingles. Talk to your roofing contractor to find out your options.
- Get your roof inspected first
Before you jump into a solar panel installation process, be sure to get your roof inspected by a trusted roofing contractor and make sure that any repairs that need to happen are done. This way, you can ensure that the surface of your roof is in great condition.
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