Why Metal Roofing is the Best Material for Solar PanelsBlog |September 11th, 2018
There have been some exciting new trends in the roofing industry in recent years and they are largely focused around metal roofing and solar panels. While we have talked extensively about the benefits that metal roofs can provide, we’ve yet to really expound on how they can benefit the installation and application of solar panels. Over the past decade or so, solar panels have become more affordable and easier to acquire than ever. Still, most folks are without the proper knowledge when it comes to their installation and upkeep. Today, we are going to discuss how metal roofing and solar panels are a perfect match for one another.
Solar Panels & Metal Roofing – Benefits
Metal roofing has been a popular roofing material for a long time, but only now are homeowners starting to consider it as the perfect companion to their solar panel installation. There are many reasons to consider using metal roofing for your home or business without taking into account the solar panel application: metal roofing is durable, lightweight and easy to install. However, as a companion to solar panels, there is just no comparison from the rest of the industry. Let’s talk about the specific reasons that metal roofing and solar panels work so well together.
1) Ease of Installation – The biggest benefit of using metal roofing with your solar panels is that the installation process for both is incredibly easy. For solar panels, you typically drill holes into your roof so that you can mount your panels. With metal roofing, you don’t need to drill any holes as there are a variety of convenient metal seam roofing mounts that you can use.
2) Longevity – Solar panels are incredibly durable and can last up to 30 years! However, most conventional roofing materials won’t last that long which will make for an inconvenient replacement job. With metal roofing, your roof will last longer than your solar panels which means you don’t have to deal with any trick replacement or installation services.
3) Eco-Friendly – Metal roofing is incredibly eco-friendly, though most people do not realise it. Metal roofing is recyclable and reusable to almost a 95% degree. Combined with solar panels, you have a completely eco-friendly roof that is as good for your energy optimisation as it is for your footprint on the environment.
4) Energy Efficiency – Finally, metal roofing can help you to maximise the benefits of your solar panels. Metal roofing is already reflective and combined with your solar panels, you will be able to maximise the energy input of your system. Combining metal roofing and solar panelling just makes sense!
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