Metal Roofs and Solar Panels

5 Sep 2020 | Under Roofing | Posted by | 0 Comments
Metal Roofing in San Antonio or Residential Roofing in San Antonio

Whether you’re drawn to solar panels because of environmental reasons, because you’re looking to make your home more energy efficient and save money on the long run, or because you just think it looks nice and you want to join the trend, you probably know that Tesla might not be the most affordable option when it comes to solar roofing.

However, this does not have to imply that solar roofing is out of your league. Actually, if you have a metal roof, you might be able to easily incorporate solar panels. Since the technology backing up the ability of metal roofs to save energy has been tested and proven effective, you might be able to incorporate solar panels to your metal roofing without breaking the bank or getting on a waiting list.

But before you dive into a solar panel roof head first, there are a few things you should take into account to avoid unnecessary splurging and more importantly inconveniences down the road.

  • Get a high quality roof -not a solar one– that’s in top notch condition, no leaks, no tears. Make sure your new roof is long lasting so you won’t have to repair it in at least 30 years. Otherwise, you will have to disconnect and remove the solar panels to repair or replace any flawed parts of your roof, which will not only elevate the cost but also cause massive inconveniences.
  • Metal roofs will most likely outlast solar panels, therefore making them a great choice when it comes to a base for your solar panels. The panels can be easily attached with clip solutions that will minimise the risk of potential leaks.
  • Although thin-film solar panels are available to peel and stick to many metal roofing systems, installing them on roofs made of other materials might not be very effective. Further, even though the heavier solar panels can be installed in other types of roofs -like asphalt, for example– they can put excess weight on the roof and the overall structure of the property, which could potentially generate some issues. Additionally, drilling is required making room for potential leaks and other problems.
  • Both metal and solar panel roofs are environmentally friendly and make use of several types of solar-to-electricity conversion. Plus, all metal roofs are made of at least 25 percent recycled materials and are 100 percent recyclable.

Metal roofs are becoming more and more common when it comes to residential roofing, not only for their strength and durability but also for how versatile they are. Furthermore, solar panels can be easily incorporated to them at any given time, regardless of the roof style. 

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