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What You Need To Know Before Installing Rooftop Solar Panels

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If you are considering the option of installing solar panels for your roof, it’s likely that you may need to perform a number of repairs and complete some preparations before the panels are actually installed. Here are some of the top considerations that you should make before installing solar panels on your roof

Roof Repairs

If there are spots across your roof that need repair, you need to consider the overall age of your roof and any repairs that you might be neglecting. It’s much more difficult to remove solar panels in order to perform repairs after they’ve been installed. Choosing to repair your roof before the installation process is a much more cost-effective option. Installing new shingles will make sure that you may have a roofing system that can last as long as your solar panels do.

Can The Structure Of Your Roof Support The Weight?

Installing solar panels can increase weight along the structure of your roof. Getting a professional inspection and reinforcing the structure of your roof could be an excellent way that you could avoid potential problems. If additional support is required to reinforce your roof and make sure the installation process can take place, a roofing contractor can make sure this process is completed.

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Considering Drainage

When solar panels are installed you will need to consider new drainage options for your roof. If you have occurring drainage plan for your roof, it may no longer work once you have solar panels installed throughout your roofing system. Rerouting water across your roof and fixing the drainage could be a wise plan before installation.

If you are considering the option of installing solar panels contact us today and we can perform a complete assessment of your roof including all considerations for your solar panel installation.

This post was written by Ted Williams! Ted is the owner of A Old Time Roofing which offers roofing in St Petersburg Fl. Ted is a Master Elite Weather Stopper GAF Roofing Contractor, a double award winner of Best Steep-Slope Contractor from GAF and achiever of Master Elite Consumer Protection Excellence from GAF. He has been serving the Pinellas County area since 1978. A Old Time Roofing has been a tradition in quality workmanship, servicing residential and commercial properties.

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