If you have a metal roof, we have good news for you. Solar panels and metal roofs are perfect for each other. You see, this type of roofing uses light and durable materials. Eco-friendly homeowners can recycle them should they wear out, unlike asphalt shingles. On top of that, metal roofs are able to withstand extreme weather conditions.
Another important quality of metal roofs is that it is good at saving energy, just like solar panels. With energy rates on the rise, it is no wonder homeowners are looking to bring down their power usage. It has been reported that reflective metal roofing can cut down electricity bills by forty percent in the summer.
Ease of installation
Solar panels can be easily mounted on metal roofs. Installers will have to drill holes into asphalt, which is a cause of concern for homeowners. After all, this makes the house prone to leaks and roof problems! No one wants to deal with additional problems when you are trying to improve the state of your home.
On the other hand, metal roofs will probably not require drilled holes at all. A standing seam type will only require rails clamped onto its seams.
If you have a standing seam type, it should take even shorter than the average installation process. This will then lead to lower costs since it will reduce the labor required to set up your system. Compared to a ground-mount solar system, you will not have to pay for landscaping, mowing, and other associated costs. Not to mention, a solar system has been linked with a higher resale value for homes.
A roof solar system is great since it will not take up additional land. Your house already has a roof, so this may be seen as a way to maximize your space. On top of that, you can even pretend that the panels do not exist since they will not be visible unless you go up to the roof to check on them. This sets this system apart since ground-mount installations are much more attention-grabbing.
In many ways, metal roofs and solar panels go hand in hand. They are both recyclable and good at saving energy. Aside from these characteristics, they work well if you want a quick and smooth solar system installation. Call us now if you are interested in installing solar panels on your roof!