More and more homeowners are starting to invest in solar power systems. Solar power technology has seen great advancements in recent years. Solar panels are a wonderful way to generate electricity for your home without impacting the environment. But there are some things that you must consider before you install rooftop solar panels:
- You need to consider how old your roof is and whether it needs repairs. You want to take care of any roof repairs before you install solar panels. The solar panels warranty will last about 20 years and a roof warranty between 10 and 15.
- Solar panels do require a specific placement in order to generate the maximum amount of power. The best placement is to have the panels face south or west. It’s important to know what direction the slopes of your roof are facing.
- It’s important to also know how much weight your roof can handle. You can have this evaluated by a professional before completing the installation.
- You also need to know where the rain will go. Sometimes solar panels can prevent water from flowing and draining properly. You want to have a plan of installation that will not impact the water runoff in any way.
These are just a few considerations to think about before you install solar panels. Make an informed decision about what to do.