Solar energy has been around for quite some time now. It is only within the last several decades that running your home with energy from solar panels has become a mainstream option for a variety of homeowners. Here at Top Armour Contracting, our roofers can answer all your questions- including those about solar panels! Here are a few things you might be interested in knowing if you are thinking of asking your roofer about solar panels.
- Is your roof able to support the weight of the solar panels? Solar panels are not light and can weigh more than many people realize. Without the right pitch or size of roof, you might have to look at adding solar panels on the ground.
- What is the age of your roof? If your roof is older or starting to show its age, then you might consider replacing your roof before you commit to solar panels. A roof needs to be sound and in good condition in order to support the weight of your solar panels.
- What material is your roof made from? Different types of roofs are going to be able to handle the load and weight of solar panels better than others. For example, metal roofs and concrete tiles are incredibly durable and are already structured to hold heavier weights. Roofs with lighter materials might need additional reinforcement.
If you are thinking about solar panels, one of the first calls you should make is to one of our expert roofers! If you would like to ask our roofers any other questions, including those about solar panels, please give us a call today.