Roofing is a good choice for homeowners who are environmentally friendly or choose the long-term energy savings solar panels provide. A common hesitation in installing solar panels on the roof of your home is the concern about roof leaks. Initially, working with qualified solar and roofing professionals is one of the best ways to ensure that your roof does not leak when you have solar panels installed. But as with most anything related to a home, every once in a while, there may be a problem with the installation or natural aging of your home or one of its systems and it needs to be repaired. If you have solar panels installed on your roof and you have a leak, it is time to contact solar installers or roofing professionals to determine the cause of the leak. In this blog post, we discuss four reasons why your roof can leak from solar panels.
If you have undergone a roof inspection by your Gikas Roofing specialist and Montclair Roofer to determine where and why your roof is leaking from your solar panels, the reason will probably fall into one of these four categories.
Although leaks are rare with a good solar panel installation, your panels may have been installed by someone you did not hire. If your roof starts leaking near your solar panels, be sure to find a reputable solar panel company to make repairs to your solar panel installation. The repairs required can range from repair, re-sealing or minor adjustments to even the need for a new shingles section.
If your solar panels were placed on top of an older roof, you could certainly create problems. Make sure you have your roof inspected by a professional roofing company before solar panel installers install a new solar panel in your home. An old roof is prone to leaks in general. Adding more drills, holes and upcoming weather could cause you to fail.
If you have wood, ceramic or clay tiles on your roof, you may have problems with a solar panel roof leak. Solar panels may not fit properly in this type of roof arrangement. Again, you should have a review from both contractors and talk to them about whether your current roof shingles are suitable for this type of solar installation.
Existing damage to the roof before installing solar panels is never a good idea. Solar panels will not provide protection from the weather and wind – a good roof will do that. Make sure you have a sturdy, well-constructed roof to mount your solar panels.
Once your solar panels are installed and operational, consider returning your canopy to Gikas Roofers for a final inspection and review of your roof. This can go a long way in ensuring that your investment is well-established and that you can avoid worrying about it in the future.
With the least chance of noticing an immediate leak, reset the solar panel and roof installation teams to give a thorough look and make any quick roof repairs. Gikas Roofing strive to bring you the best on rooftops in Montclair, New Jersey area. They provide decades of experience, training and knowledge in in roofing services. They are a leading roofing company in roof repair and home roof replacement. They will not ask for a deposit for work or materials as a reliable way to stand out from the competition, while offering you the best roofing products and services in New Jersey.