Solar panels are a smart option for homeowners. They allow you to generate your own power, either for use in your home or fed back into the national grid for profit. But what kind of roof is best? That’s a question asked by most people before installing solar panels. Read on as we discuss how your roof affects solar panels.

Most roofs fit the bill

Good news, homeowners. All roof types are good for solar panels, except green roofs and thatched roofs. Some flat green roofs have free-standing solar panels on them, while solar panels on thatched roofs require a very complex restructuring. But because of their softer covering, green roofs and thatched roofs can’t hold conventional solar panels like most other roof types

Other considerations

While, strictly speaking, most ‘types’ of roof are suitable for solar panels, not all roof conditions will work. Solar panels add weight to your roof, which – despite only being around 2kg per square foot – could cause a weak roof to sag.

Not only that, but roofs with solar panels will need them removing to complete any future repairs. It’s not impossible, but it’s something that will add time and cost to the job. With that in mind, it’s usually best to get any existing problems fixed before installing solar panels.

Even worse, your roof could need replacement after installing solar panels. That would mean paying twice for solar panel installation. In short, it’s always better to have your roof surveyed before solar panel installation.

Book your survey

If you’re looking for a roof survey before installing solar panels, DPR roofing is on hand to help. Based in Leeds, our team of experienced roofers can provide swift, cost-effective and long-lasting repairs that save you from hassle after your solar panels have been installed. Get in touch today to arrange a survey.

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