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Will Solar Panels Damage My Roof?

By December 12, 2019 February 10th, 2020 Solar Panel Tips
Will Solar Panels Damage My Roof?

There’s no doubt that solar panels make a great investment. Incentives range from tax savings and drastically lower electric bills to the reduction of your household’s carbon footprint. However, some might feel reluctant to take the plunge in the solar panel market for fear that it will damage the roof of their home. In reality, this is just not true. In fact, if properly installed by a solar panel professional, a solar panel system can actually be worth its weight in savings. Here are a few other misconceptions about solar panel installations.

Common Solar Power Misconceptions

  • Solar panels will leave holes in my roof

    Professional installers with years of service in the solar industry will install Lag Bolts to secure the solar panel rack to your home’s roof. These are extreme weather resistant bolts that are then sealed with flashing (a round plastic or metal disc placed on top of existing roof tiles) and tar to ensure a leak-free installation.

  • Solar panels must be drilled

    Have a flat roof? Then this is virtually a non-issue as many solar panels are weighted down to flat roofs. No drilling or bolting down necessary. And no, the panels will not blow off the roof. This installation method is called a ballast mounting system and its extremely reliable.

  • Solar panels are too heavy for my roof to hold

    Solar panels do not compromise the strength, durability and longevity of your roof. An average roof in a winter climate holds more snow than solar panels can ever weigh. Again, an experienced installer can foresee potential structural integrity concerns prior to installation. However, in most cases, this is not an issue at all. In addition, the solar panels are installed at an angle to ensure debris slides off their surface.

  • Solar panel companies are all the same

    This cannot be further from the truth. In order to reap the benefits of convenience, effectiveness, and maximum cost-savings, finding a reputable and experienced installer can make all the difference.

The benefits of solar panels, when installed properly with an experienced solar panel contractor, can last a long time without compromising the roof of your home.

Quality Solar Panel Installations

For over 20 years, PES Solar have satisfied homeowners with quality solar panel system installations. Not only will we protect the integrity of your roof, but our solar panels will add value to your home by generating valuable electricity that will save you money each month on your utility bill. The savings and financial assistance doesn’t stop there; PES Solar also offers zero-down financing pending credit approval to further assist you in going solar. To receive a solar panel system that produces the energy and savings you need, contact PES Solar today at 386-668-4222.