A Guide to Installing Roof Solar Panels

For millions of years human beings have employed the power of the sun. Before humans learned how to build homes many of them used the sun to heat their bodies and dry their skin. Today, we have learned how to utilize the sun for energy by installing solar paneling in our homes. By using house and roof repair techniques solar panels can be placed on the roof of your house or side paneling so that your family can enjoy a cheap energy source whenever you use power in your home. A roofer can make solar panel installation affordable and easy for you. Below is a guide to solar panels and how you can harness the power of the sun by installing panels into your home.

A Guide to Installing Roof Solar Panels

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Where to Install Solar Panels

Most solar panels are designed to be installed on a flat panel surface. Panels should be hit by the sun at all hours of the day, and they should not be blocked by trees, poles, or tall buildings. This makes the roof a perfect choice to place solar panels for your home. You can install panels on any type of roof, but the best type of roof for panel installation is a flat one without tiles or shingles. This is because installers can walk across a flat roof easily and there is less chance of damage being caused to the roof. However, even if you have tiles, shingles, or a steep roof a professional roof repairer and panel installer will be able to work around these obstacles and install your solar panels without causing damage to your roof.

Most roof solar panels are set on a mount which is then attached to your roof so that the panels are not damaged or knocked loose during foul weather. Most mounts are sealed into place and are covered with a water protected barrier before panels are placed atop. This ensures that the mounted panels provide as much roof protection to your home as possible.

The Reason for Using Solar Panels in Your Home

Most people choose to switch to solar panel energy because it ultimately saves them money on their energy bills. Once you have installed solar paneling your energy bills will be reduced drastically and most homeowners are able to earn back the amount of money they invested into the panels within a few years. Additionally, many people choose to use solar panels as their energy source because it is more environmentally friendly than traditional energy sources which rely on fossil fuels.

If you have decided to install solar panels into your home you will need to spend more money upfront than when you install or use traditional energy sources. However, by keeping in mind the reasons why you have chosen to make the switch to solar power you will not have a problem with making this initial investment.

How to Install Panels

Today, there are many people who try to install roof solar panels by themselves. There are many online guides available for the DIY enthusiast who wants to try to do the work on their own. Most of these guides are being sold by people who are not qualified to offer roofing advice. In fact, trying to install solar panels on your own can leave you with a damaged roof. Worse yet you can easily hurt yourself if you do not know what you are doing. This is why it is better to leave solar panel installation to a professional roof repair and maintenance company.

Choosing to install solar panels into your home is a big decision which should not be taken lightly. However, once you have decided to make the change follow the guide above to ensure that you end up with the best panels and installation for you and your home.

This guest blog is provided by Raynaven Roge, Marketing Manager for Collis Roofing. Would you like to learn more about roof repair in Orlando? Visit www.collisroofing.com.

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