How To Get Your Roof Ready For Solar Panels

January 27, 2022

How To Get Your Roof Ready For Solar Panels

There has been a great rise in the installation of solar panels as more and more people are shifting towards this method of generating electricity.

If you live in an area that is known for getting a lot of sunshine and you want to save money on your energy bills then you should consider installing solar panels on your roof.

But before you install solar panels on your roof you will need to call a professional roofing contractor to come and thoroughly inspect your roof.

Also Read: What Factors Affect The Roof Installation Process

Just like many homeowners you too want to save a lot of money on your electricity bills but a professional residential roofing contractor must inspect your roof before the installation.

There are some things you need to ensure before installing solar panels on your roof. You need to make sure that your roof can handle all the weight of the solar panels so you need to get your roof ready before the solar panels can be installed.

In this blog post, we will talk about how you can get your roof ready before installing solar panels.

Make Sure That The Roof Can Support The Additional Weight

The first thing you need to ensure is whether or not your roof will be able to support the additional weight of the solar panels. As the solar panels are pretty heavy.

Each solar panel will put about 40 pounds of additional weight on your roof. It is not just the weight of the solar panels there are a couple of more things that add to the overall weight of the solar panels such as the mounting hardware and other metal pieces that are used to install the solar panels.

All this weight is significant and if your roof can not handle the additional weight then it will damage the structure of your house.

Also, you need to make sure that the current configuration of your roof can support the installation parameters the solar panels require.

So before installing your solar panels you need to closely examine your roof and determine whether installing them will hinder your roof’s other functions or not.

To do all this you will need to hire the services of a certified residential roof contractor who will closely inspect your roof and make sure that your roof can support the additional weight.

The professional roofing contractor will address all the issues and make a plan to resolve all the issues and then prepare your roof for the installation of the solar panels.

Follow The Plan Provided

Once your roof has been inspected by a professional residential roofing contractor all the flaws of your roof will come to the attention of the roofing contractor.

The roofing contractor will then make a plan to do all the necessary repairs and improvements to your roof that will make your solar panel installation a success.

Until all your roof problems have been addressed you can not move forward with the solar panel installation.

Solar panels are a huge and expensive investment therefore you need to make sure that your roof is in good condition and will last as long as the panels.

When you hire an experienced roofing company they will follow a proper plan and will install your solar panel in the right place which will last a minimum of 25 years.

Installing a solar panel on your roof is a significant upgrade as both the roof and the solar panels are huge and expensive investments.

If anything goes wrong it will result in huge money loss hence you need to follow the plan the roofing contractor made in order to avoid any mishaps.

Final Word

Installing solar panels on your roof is a huge task therefore you will need to hire a professional residential roofing contractor that will make your roof ready for the solar panels installation.

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