Many homeowners miss out on the benefits of solar energy because they worry that solar panels will ruin their roofs. If concern for your home’s roof is stopping you from getting started with solar panels, we have good news for you—when solar panels are installed correctly, they won’t cause any damage to your roof. In fact, solar panels can protect your roof and help it last longer.
Keep reading to learn more about solar panels’ effect on roofs from Premo Solar, the Central Coast’s roofing and solar expert!
How Do Solar Panels Affect Your Roof?
Solar Panels Protect Your Roof from the Elements
Installing residential solar panels on your roof creates a protective barrier between your roof and the elements. Your solar panels will absorb most of the sunlight that would otherwise hit your roof, preventing harmful effects like fading and discoloration. Thanks to the added layer of protection solar panels provide, installing a home solar system could extend the life of your roof.
Solar Panels Keep Your Roof Cooler
Solar panels have a cooling effect on roofs, which can keep your attic and your entire house cooler during the summer. How does this happen?
- Solar panels are mounted on a racking system, creating a gap between the roof and the panels. This allows for airflow, helping to keep your roof cool.
- Solar panels shade your roof from the sun, absorbing heat that would otherwise be absorbed by your roofing shingles and conducted into your home.
Solar Panels Don’t Cause Roof Damage When Installed Correctly
When solar panels are installed incorrectly, they can cause serious damage to your roof, which is why so many homeowners believe solar panels will ruin their roof.
Many solar panel installation methods involved drilling holes into the roof. When done correctly, this does not cause any damage. In fact, the drill holes are strategically placed and sealed to protect your roof. When done incorrectly, however, this can weaken your roof and cause leaks.
To avoid roof damage during your Monterey solar installation, it’s crucial to choose a highly experienced residential solar installation company, like Premo Solar.
Go Solar with the Central Coast’s Roofing AND Solar Expert
Premo Solar started out as Premo Roofing in 1983 and brings nearly four decades of roofing experience to the solar installation process. We know how to prepare your roof for solar panels so you can enjoy a worry-free installation.
Before we install your solar panels, we’ll inspect your roof and make sure it’s strong enough to support solar panels. If your roof is old or damaged, we can help you make the necessary repairs first so you can go solar with confidence. We can even help you protect your roofing warranty when installing solar panels. With Premo Solar, you get a premium experience from beginning to end!
Check out our completed solar projects to see how we protect roofs during solar installations, and read out testimonials to see what our past customers have to say about working with Premo!