Last Updated: September 16th, 2020 at 3:15 pm
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Do Solar Panels Work on Metal Roofs?
Most pictures that you see of solar panels on this website show panels installed on roofs with asphalt shingles. It’s not as common to see metal roofs, so you may wonder whether solar panels can be installed on them.
To answer the question of the title of this article, yes, solar panels can be installed on metal roofs. POWERHOME SOLAR has done plenty of jobs involving both asphalt shingle and metal rooftops. The differences in securing panels to the two types of roofs involve the hardware used and the placement of the mounting brackets. For roofs with asphalt shingles, holes are predrilled into the rafters, and quick bolts are then used to secure the brackets to the rafters.
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For metal roofs, brackets are placed over the humps/ribs of the roof and then fastened with screws, with no need for the brackets to be attached to the rafters. The strength of the raised metal means the brackets that hold the solar panels will be secure. All brackets are treated with sealant to prevent leaks.
Metal Roof Experts
So for all you with metal roofs, POWERHOME SOLAR wants to be the company you choose to go solar. Having started business in 2015 and currently serving customers in eight states (Indiana, Michigan, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Virginia), POWERHOME has become the largest residential provider of specialized solar energy solutions in all of its markets. The company prides itself on using American-made products, and 100 percent of its services are provided solely by company employees to help boost local economies.
With POWERHOME SOLAR’s innovative solar program, homeowners can go solar for $0 up-front cost, save money on their electric bills, and generate their own clean energy. The solar panels installed on your home come with a 30-year warranty, with many panels expected to last well beyond that.
Please feel free to fill out the form below or contact POWERHOME at 800-765-2715, and one of our solar representatives will help you determine whether your home qualifies for this program.