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How to Install Solar Panels on a Roof

Here at Valent Roofing, we have noticed that solar panels are increasing in popularity with residential and commercial property owners alike. After all, they utilise renewable energy from the sun in order to heat and run a property at a fraction of the cost than traditional electricity. Read on as we briefly explain the process that is involved in a high-quality solar panel installation…

How are solar panels fixed into place?

Contrary to belief, a solar panel is not attached directly to the material on a roof but rather the supports below it. In fact, tiles are typically removed in order to allow the mounting brackets and rails that hold the solar panels to be fitted into place and then are replaced in order to ensure that the integrity of the roof is not impacted.

Should solar panels be installed by a professional?

Although the process of solar panel installation may sound simple, it is a job that is best left to the professionals. After all, the panels must be mounted on top of a bracket and this bracket must be installed with the integrity of the roof in mind in order to ensure that the roofing material isn’t impacted in the process. In addition to this, climbing onto a roof without the proper training and experience can be dangerous.

How are solar panels maintained?

Solar panels get their energy from the sun in the form of photons which are converted into electricity and can be used within a property. With this said, it is important that property owners regularly clean the panels as dust can affect their ability to harness the photon energy. In addition to this, solar panels should be regularly inspected by a licensed professional in order to ensure that the roof is still able to support their weight and that the electrical components are in tip top condition.

Although solar panels may look unsightly to some, they can help homeowners save hundreds of pounds in energy bills each year. With this said, it is vital that they are installed correctly by a qualified professional. After all, a botched job can damage a roofs material and lead to an expensive roofing replacement. To find out more information about solar panels, get in contact with the industrial roofing experts at Valent Roofing today!


Valent Roofing, 500 King’s Rd, Stretford, Manchester, M32 8JT
Telephone: 0161 864 3311
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