Before you install rooftop solar panels, you’re bound to have a few questions about the impact they’ll have on your roof. One of the most common questions we hear at Premo Solar is whether installing solar panels voids your roof warranty.
When installed correctly, solar panels will not damage your roof and are unlikely to void your roof’s warranty. In order to protect your roof and its warranty when installing solar panels, it’s important to hire a licensed solar contractor that will understand and abide by your roofing manufacturer’s guidelines.
How Solar Panels are Mounted to Your Roof
A solar racking system, or solar mount, is used to attach your solar panels to your roof. There are a few different types of rooftop solar mounting systems. The mounts used for your home solar installation will depend on what type of roof you have.
Most rooftop mounting systems consist of an aluminum or stainless steel frame that is fastened to the roof with screws, which penetrate your roof. Once the mounts are screwed in place, waterproof flashing needs to be installed to close the penetrations and prevent leaks.
The penetrations made to install the mounting system are the main reason solar panels can impact your roof warranty. But as long as they are installed correctly, solar panels will not impact the integrity of your roof and should not void your warranty.
Choosing the Right Solar Installer Is Key to Protecting Your Roof’s Warranty
To protect your roof’s warranty, the solar installation needs to be completed by a licensed solar company that understands its specifications. If you choose an inexperienced solar installer, you could end up with issues like careless installation practices that damage the roof, poor waterproofing methods that cause leaks, the wrong fasteners, or low-quality racking equipment.
To make sure the installation is done in accordance with your roofing manufacturer’s warranty specifications, it’s wise to have your solar installer consult with your roofer. It’s even better if your solar installer is also a professional roofing contractor, like Premo Solar.
Professional Roofing & Solar Installation in Monterey Bay, CA
If you’re interested in solar power in the Santa Cruz, CA area but you’re worried about the impact on your roof, call Premo Solar. We are a division of Premo Roofing, which has been the trusted roofing contractor in the Monterey Bay area for decades, and we know how important it is to protect your roof and its warranty when installing solar panels. Our installers will make sure all precautions are taken during your installation to avoid damage to your roof and keep its warranty intact. We also offer an excellent solar warranty for added peace of mind.