Wednesday, December 6, 2023

Best Roofing Material Options for Solar Panels


Nowadays, solar panels are more popular than ever. These panels are now more easily accessible thanks to innovations in solar technology. The ever-increasing demand for eco-friendly products has made solar technology hard to ignore. Solar panels can be found in many homes and buildings in the United States, but not all roofs are suitable for them.

Certain roofing materials are better at accommodating solar panels than others. Let’s look at some of the best roofing materials.

  1. Asphalt
    You will need to place solar panels on your roof if you don’t have enough space for a ground-mounted setup. Because it is less likely to be shaded by trees or other buildings, the roof is the best spot for solar panels.
  2. Metal
    Another type of roofing that is great with solar panels is metal roofs. The installation process can be quite simple, especially if the metal roof has standing seams. Solar panels can be attached directly to the standing seams without drilling.
  3. Tile

Solar panels can be used with concrete, slate, and clay tiles. You will need to remove any tiles that are in the way of solar panels being installed. This is easy and does not hinder the installation process.

  1. Tar and Gravel
    Tar and gravel roofs look similar to asphalt but are usually at a flatter angle. It may be necessary to install additional hardware to allow the panels to be tilted at a 30-degree angle. However, this shouldn’t increase the installation cost.

This post was written by Daniel Massaad, owner and expert solar technician at Energy Solutions Direct! ESD is one of the top solar panel companies in Florida! Our licensed and certified contractors are masters of their craft; with years of experience servicing the great Tampa Bay area and beyond, the choice is simple. ESD excels at offering you the best in solar value! For more information, Click Here.