When installing solar panels on your home’s roof, a lot of factors impact the performance of the system, including what kind of material your roof is made from. While this isn’t a big enough impact to prevent you from installing solar panels on a roof made of a material that isn’t ideal, if you’re considering roofing renovations in addition to installing solar panels, it may be something to keep note of. The best kind of material to optimize your solar panel use those built with metal. Let’s take a look at why that is the case.
Long Lasting and Durable
Solar panels are durable, typically lasting around 20 to 25 years but some roofing material, such as asphalt shingles, may not last that long or deal with natural elements as well. This is in contrast to metal roofs which are typically engineered to last as long as 40 years and their warranties often match this. If you’re serious about solar panels, this removes the necessity of having to remove and reinstall solar racks until the panels themselves need to be replaced, not your roof.
Because of the design of metal roofs, it’s easy to install racks on them. On a standing seam metal roof, or a concealed fastener roof, the fasteners are hidden and stay out of sight. When paired with solar racks, this lets you fasten them right onto the roof’s standing seams. This prevents the need for any kind of roofing work that could lead to water leaks or wear and tear that could cause you serious issues in the future.
Additionally, metal roofs are often talked about because of their ability to cool a home down. This reduces your overall energy use and makes keeping your home the right temperature a lot easier, especially during the summer. Metal roofing options reflect a lot more of the sunlight your roof is getting than something like black asphalt shingles. Installing solar panels in addition makes a roof shadier and easier to take advantage of during those hot summer months.
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If you have any solar needs in Maryland, contact JC Solar, LLC. at 443-204-6551 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Our solar powered products will help make your life easy, environmentally safe, and cost efficient! We’re conveniently located in Marriottsville, Maryland and proudly serve all of Maryland as well as Virginia, Pennsylvania, Washington DC and Arizona. Contact us today!