Solar panels are a great addition to your roofing system because they can help reduce your monthly electric bills, while also living more sustainably. However, some homeowners are worried solar panels could damage their roofing system and are thus hesitant to install them. LePage Sons and Roofing LLC, a top roofing company, addresses this concern in today’s post.
It Depends on Your Roof’s Condition
When determining whether solar panels can safely be installed on your roof, your roofing contractor will take into account factors like how much weight your roof can withstand, the roofing configuration, the age of your roofing system, the slope’s orientation, along with its overall condition. Your roofing system should be stable and strong enough to easily support the weight of solar panels. Otherwise, you’ll need to install additional support structures to handle the load.
Your roof should be large enough to accommodate solar panels. Your solar roofing installer will calculate your roof’s square footage to find out the required amount of panels to properly power your home’s demands. If your roof is older, it may have underlying issues that could make solar panel installation a bad idea. Your roofer should be able to advise you on this.
As long as your solar roofing project is properly planned and carried out by skilled installers, this project will be quick and problem-free. However, if it isn’t properly done, roof damage can happen later on. Holes or gaps could be found in the roofing materials which can lead to big problems like leaks later on. You shouldn’t also install oversized roofing panels since this adds extra weight. Only install properly proportioned panels so that your roof can properly support the added weight.
LePage Sons and Roofing LLC is here to ensure your investment in your roof is one that supports long-term performance. We’re the trusted roof repair company in your area. As a GAF Master Elite® roofer, our team provides efficient and courteous service, making sure we perform roofing work that follows the manufacturer’s standards. To get started with your roofing project, call us today at (508) 295-6483. You may also fill out our contact form for a roof estimate.