Whether you’re installing solar on a shingle or metal roof, SolarTech has you covered. If you’re interested in installing solar on a metal roof, you’re in luck. Metal roofs are one of the best roof types for installing solar and here’s why.
Having a metal roof comes with several of its own benefits that are only amplified by solar. For instance, metal roofs are excellent at reflecting light. Because of this, metal roofs typically help with cooling your home. When you add solar to your roof, the extra shading from your solar panels maximizes the cooling of your roof.
This added shade can increase the energy efficiency of your home and help you save even more on your utilities. When you account for the savings that you’ll gain from the energy generated by your solar, you can expect your system to save you a tremendous amount of money over it’s lifetime.
As time moves on, we’ll all have to replace our roofs eventually. Replacing a roof is a costly venture that can be detrimental if you have solar. With shingle roof replacements, you may have to remove and reinstall your solar as well depending on who does your roofing.
Metal roofs are resilient and long lasting, meaning you’ll likely never need to replace your roof over the lifetime of your solar system. Solar panels typically last anywhere between 25 to 30 years. Metal roofs can last up to 70 years if properly cared for! Installing solar on a metal roof is a safe bet, because you’ll likely never run into issues with a costly roof replacement.
A big concern of solar customers is the potential for roof leaks as a result of drilling. Usually for a shingle roof solar installation, installers will need to drill holes in your roof to attach mounting equipment for your solar. While leaks aren’t common, they are a legitimate concern. Installing solar panels on a metal roof likely won’t require your installer to drill any holes in your roof. Mounting can be achieved in a variety of ways that cause little to no damage to your roof.
Installing solar on your metal roof is not only safe but optimal for increasing energy efficiency and savings. Solar is safe to put on your metal roof and easy to do when you trust the team at SolarTech with your next install. SolarTech has been installing solar for over 20 years and we’re equipped to provide you with the best possible solar experience. Call (619) 743-9193 or click the link below to learn more.