Are Solar Panels Too Heavy For My Roof?

Are Solar Panels Too Heavy For My Roof?

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Solar panels designed for rooftop installation are not heavy enough to affect a roof’s integrity. However, there are some other factors that can make panels unexpectedly too heavy for installation on your roof. These can include roof damage or infrastructure problems, depending on your home’s architecture or age. Before investing in a solar panel system, it is worthwhile to have a professional evaluate your roof condition to ensure your home is ready for solar panel installation. But know that before POWERHOME SOLAR puts solar panels on your roof, we have a team of engineers that evaluates your roof and trusses to ensure they can support your new array.

To understand the effect that the weight of solar panels can have on your roof, read the article below.

Can Solar Panels Damage Your Roof?

If solar panels are installed correctly on a well-constructed roof, the answer is no, they won’tdamage your roof. During the installation process, racks for the panels are secured to your roof’s rafters and are equipped to handle the weight of a solar panel system. 

As long as your solar panels are installed properly using the right tools, there will be no damage to your roof. When preparing for installation, experienced professionals will take your unique solar panel system into account and prepare to install it on your roof accordingly.

How Much Do Solar Panels Weigh?

The weight of the solar panels you have installed can depend on the solar panel dimensions. This varies by company but on average, solar panels tend to weigh somewhere in the 40-pound range. Before you book your installation, you’ll want to find out the specifications of the panels that will be installed so that a professional can evaluate the effect that a solar panel load might have on your roof.

How Can I Be Sure That My Roof Can Support Solar Panels?

Just by eyeballing your roof, you can’t be completely positive. To be absolutely certain that your roof is in the sort of condition where it can support the weight of solar panels, you will want to get your roof professionally inspected. This will ensure there is no damage, mold or rot that could compromise your roof’s ability to carry the weight of a solar panel system.

Get Expert Solar Installation Services From POWERHOME SOLAR

When you choose to add solar panels to your home, you rely on the expertise of solar professionals to ensure a smooth installation process. With the help of POWERHOME SOLAR’s team, you can rest assured that your solar panel system will operate at maximum efficiency without causing roof damage. Contact us to learn more about how to prepare your home for solar panel installation! We would love to work with you.