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Is Metal Roofing Ideal for Solar Panels?

Solar Panels

Different kinds of roofing materials have different benefits but metal roofs may be a great option for someone interested in solar panels.

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.

Easy Installation

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.

Cooling Benefits

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.

Contact Solar Home & Roof Today!

If you have any solar needs in Maryland, contact Solar Home & Roof USA, LLC. at 410-266-7891 or by email at patrick@solarhomeandroofusa.com. Our solar powered products will help make your life easy, environmentally safe, and cost efficient! We’re located at 3200 Escapade Circle, Riva, Maryland 21140. Contact us today!

 

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