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How to Install Solar

 

Solar panels on the north, south and east roof exposuresSolar photovoltaic panels can be installed on many different types of roofs.

 

Panels can be flush mounted as well as tilted up.


When ever possible it is best to install solar panel mounts while a home is being re-roofed.


Solar mounts "flashed-in" during the roofing process will eliminate any possibility of roof leaks.

It is also much easier to locate rafters when the roof is off.

Tilt up mounts

All mounts need to be secured onto the roof with stainless steel lag bolts bolted through into rafters.



Having structural attachment points "flashed-in" is a wise wise method of installing solar panels, and the future cost of removal and re-installation of solar panels can be avoided for decades.



Composition shingle roofs are the easiest to work with. Tile roofs are more challenging and carrying solar panels across them can be like walking on egg shells.

 

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