Metal roofing is becoming popular among homeowners that opt for solar panels. The reasons are simple and we don’t want to keep you from them.
Let's dive in a little deeper and discover why metal roofs are good for solar panels:
Better Warranty Match
Solar panels typically last around 20 to 25 years with average use. Even the longest-life asphalt shingles only have a warranty as long as 20 years, and those warranties are usually laden with loopholes. Plus, any shingle replacements or major repairs may potentially require you to deconstruct and re-install your solar panel system. Also, larger buildings, warehouses or commercial building go with metal roofing. A diverse market application makes metal roofing an easy installation option, not to mention that metal roofs have a longer warranty period than shingled or tiled roofs.
Solar Panels Mounting Made Easy
This means that your metal roof is going to outlast your solar panels, unlike an asphalt roof. This will eliminate any possible expense of removing and reinstalling your solar panels and racks until they themselves need to be replaced.
Longer Lifespan than Solar Panels
The average useful life of solar panels is typically about 20 to 25 years. Long-life asphalt shingles can have a warranty as long as 20 years or so. But there's always the risk of mother nature’s visits, which makes shingles and tiled roofs prone to danger.
Metal roofs, on the other hand, are specifically engineered and pre-fabricated to meet the needs of your building's climate and location. This longer lifespan also adds to better warranties for solar panels on metal roofing. This means your roof will outlast the solar panels, eliminating the expense of removing and reinstalling solar racks and panels until the panels themselves need to be replaced.
Metal Roofing Cooling Benefits
Metal roofs reflect more sunlight than traditional black asphalt shingles, and some also have reflective paint to increase this effect. Installing PV solar panels can take your electric bill savings a step further simply by shading the roof’s surface. This step makes a difference in the temperature inside your house without adding any extra costs.
If you want to make your home truly eco-friendly, a combination of metal roofing and solar panels is the best way to do it. A metal roof can also help you earn points through green building certification programs like Energy Star. Another benefit is the reusability of solar panels and metal roofing materials at the end of their lifespan by many companies and third-party collectors.
Are you looking to have solar panels installed on your roof? Call YellowLite to come out and inspect your roof no matter what material it is to ensure you’re making the right decision.