A lot of homeowners decide to install solar panels on their roofs nowadays. They claim that roofs with solar panels receive a ton of unencumbered direct sunlight on daily basis. In this way, solar roofing systems are productive and maximize the overall return on investment. Importantly, mounting solar on the rooftops has to be carefully done to construct a roof that will withstand rain, wind, snow, and all other natural hazards that may shift or damage a roof. In this blog, we are going to share ideas about the most convenient roofing materials for solar integration. What is more, DNB Construction LLC’s roofers are going to discuss the most convenient roofing types for building solar.
Composite roofing systems
This roofing type is popular because it is cheaper to manufacture than other types. Frequently, composite roofing is made of recycled or recyclable roofing materials. Composite roofing systems are eco-friendly and they don’t create waste when they are replaced or worn out. Plus, these roofing systems are simple to work around and install mounting hardware. Sometimes, composite roofing systems require a slight modification prior to mounting hardware to sit adequately and be fully functional.
Tar & gravel roofing systems
This roofing type brings low costs, durability, and energy efficiency. They are coated with a thick gravel layer and are good at rejecting sun heat. What is more, tar & gravel roofing systems are ideal for working with and easy to install solar panels on. The process of installing solar on flat roofs includes mounting the panels at a right angle to maximize sun exposure and productivity. But, the lack of slope makes solar easy to work with. In addition, mounting to tar & gravel roofing systems is simply because the material is not prone to damaging or cracking.
Roofing with asphalt shingles
Shingles are one of the most convenient materials for solar integration. However, in areas with harsh climates for shingles, it can be a bit viable roofing material. A homeowner has to be cautious when living in places with constant sunlight where asphalt shingles wear out much faster. The dark color makes shingles absorb more energy and more heat that filters into the house. People who live in areas with hot climates have to replace asphalt shingles sooner than others. This means that solar panels have to be removed, then the roof replaced, and finally, the solar panels re-installed. Plus, the entire project in this case demands a lot of time and money.
Clay tiles roofing
This roofing system has lighter color to keep the heat out, despite the fact that they are durable. Clay tiles are ideal materials for installing solar since the tiles are small and easy to work around them. Sometimes roofers in the process of installation have to remove a couple of tiles or modify them to be sure that the mounting is rightly configured and properly carried out. Importantly, solar installation is a bit more expensive and demands extra labor to work through the solid clay tile. Also, the process of installation takes more time. Significantly, solar panels cannot rest on the surface of a clay tile roof because of their weight.
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