There has been more and more focus on energy efficiency and sustainability in the last several years. As such, the use of solar panels on homes has increased exponentially. If you have a metal roof, you may wonder if you can install solar panels on them as easily as you could on asphalt shingle roofs.
The short answer is best, but let’s take a closer look at the answer to this question. Your Hanson MA roofer can offer more detailed information when you call for a consult. If a roofer tells you that you can’t install solar panels on a metal roof, go with a different contractor. It takes special skill to do it, and not all roofers have that experience or want to be bothered. But it absolutely can be done.
On asphalt shingle roofs, solar panels are installed by drilling holes directly through your roof. Water can get into those penetrations, leading to leaking and other problems. Standing seam metal roofs utilize a zero-penetration clamping system that means solar panels can be installed without compromising the integrity of your roof or its warranty.
Metal also offers a strong base that is able to support the heavy weight of solar panel systems, reducing the possibility of roofing failures.
The lifespan of a solar panel system is about 30 years. The lifespan of an asphalt roofing system is 15 to 20 years, meaning homeowners face the high probability that their roof will fail before the solar panel system will. It’s expensive to re-roof an asphalt shingle roof with a solar panel system. Roofers must remove the modules, mounting, racking systems and panels, replace the shingles, then reinstall and recommission the solar panel system. This results in high labor and material costs.
On the other hand, homeowners with a metal roofing system face less of a likelihood that their roof would fail before the solar panel system would. That’s because metal roofs last up to 50 to 75 years or more, which is 2 – 3 x the lifespan of other roofing materials. Thus, your metal roof will easily outlast your solar panels.
Contact Revered Roofing in the South Shore
Do you have a metal roof? Have you been thinking of adding solar panels to your Massachusetts home? We can get it done. Just contact us today at 781-536-4589 for a Free Quote and consultation the best roofing system for South Shore homeowners. Conveniently located in Hanson, MA repairing and installing metal and asphalt shingle roofs in Eastern Massachusetts
We serve the entire South Shore and lower Cape with quality metal roofing products; standing seam and metal panel roofs along with popular asphalt shingle roofs in Hanson, Taunton, Marshfield, Quincy, Needham, Medfield, Milton, Halifax, Hanover, Falmouth and Plymouth.
Revered Metal Roofing did an excellent job on my roof! one day is all it took, and they left my yard spotless! nice workers and great job!