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Solar Panels and Your Roof

.Solar panel installations can come with some queries at times for the owners. It is not that the questions cannot be addressed; we just to make sure that the owner is rightly educated about them and knows how to deal with them when the time comes. These questions can vary with the settings the solar panels are installed in.  For homeowners, one of those questions is what to do when the time comes to re-roof.

The way of dealing with the solar panels installed on their roofs during that time is a real point of concern and they must be able to understand the necessary measures to take for that matter. So, in order to understand those needed steps we need to take a step back and comprehend the initial stages of the solar installation. It is then that we need to look closely at how these panels were attached to the roof at the first place.

The solar panels are very carefully attached to the roof.

They are installed flush to the roof and there are only a few inches of separation between the roof surface and bottom surface of the solar panels. To take the needed measure during re-roofing this needs to be understood. Thus, it must also be made clear that the solar panel attachments on the roof also varies with the kind of roof it is being fixed on.

For an asphalt shingle roof, there is the additional need of the roof penetration involved. In this type of installation, a screw will secure the solar panels to the rafters. This way of installation has its own methods. For starters, it protects the home against the leaks with flashing components. Such flashing components will surround the roof penetration in this case and the actual penetration will remain sealed with the rubber stopper.

However, let not this piece of information scare you away from the use of solar panels.

Such leaks are a rarity in solar panel installations. Roof leaks of such sorts hardly ever take place so it has very low probability of damaging your roof and solar panels. Moreover, most of the solar companies provide you with a warranty for these roof penetrations which you must make sure to check with your installer.  Be sure to ask them if they cover the workmanship of these roof installations.

Furthermore, with the area of the roof covered with the solar panel gets an extended life as compared to the uncovered areas. This occurs as the direct hit form the sun and other elements is avoided on those parts of the roof. The shingles avoid the direct hit and get a longer life in return. In addition to this, the existing separation between the solar panels and the shingles allow for an air flow which cools the panels and keeps them dry as well. Then Green Power Energy also installs critter guards on the roof to guard the panels from animals.

However, Green Power Energy suggests you re-roof if your roof is over fifteen years old before the installation of the solar panels.

Green Power Energy also works with roofers to make sure that customers can get a good deal for both the new roof and the solar panel installation put together. We also offers programs which add the cost of roofing to the solar project installation cost with financing.

Green Power Energy also offers services to install and re-install in case of re-roofing after the installation of the solar panels.

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