One of the biggest and best ways to go solar at your commercial, industrial or residential property is right above your head. The roof at your place offers an expansive surface area for solar panels and has the potential to deliver a host of long-term benefits which will be good for your wallet and the environment.
If You’re Going Solar, Go Metal.
Once you’ve decided on a solar roof then it might pay to change the roof at your current property to a metal one or choose this type of roofing for your new build. In this blog post, we’ll show you why you should select metal roofing over other roofing types if you’re going solar.
Solar panels or photovoltaic panels are becoming more common on metal roofs. They’re the perfect match for many reasons, starting with the ease of installation. Attaching solar panel mounts to a standing seam metal roof is a relatively simple process compared to other roofing types. These panel mounts are clamped directly to the standing seam of the metal roof panel which minimises penetration through the roofing material as well as the need for a racking system.
The extended lifespan of a metal roof complements the long service life of solar panels. With proper maintenance, metal roofs will last for decades and this has major advantages as far as solar panels go. Panels won’t need to be removed during a roof replacement which avoids disruption of the solar power supply and subsequent high costs; put simply, metal roofs allow solar panels to remain undisturbed until their service life is complete.
Then there is the reflective advantage that comes with metal roofs. The reflective coating on metal roofs reduces the surface temperature which improves the performance of PV and solar panels.
There is a lot to consider when going down the solar road, including which panels are the best for your property. But a metal roof will be the least of your worries. We’ll help you calculate what sort of loads your roof will be able to carry, and once that is worked out you’ll be able to enjoy the benefits that solar panels on a metal roof will provide.
Contact us at Archer Roofing . We’re one of the best roofing companies in Auckland, and we’re happy to discuss our metal roofing solutions and how we can help you get started on your solar journey, whether it’s for your commercial, industrial or residential property.