Rooftop Solar Installation
For safety, efficiency, and longevity, Solar panels are not simply laid on surface of your roof for your rooftop solar installation . Considerations for wind load and weight must be taken in order to provide effective solutions that will not cause damage to the existing home or business.
Solar panels are mounted to the roof using ‘racking’. There are many different types of Solar racking solutions. Choosing the right racking is dependent upon the type of roof that the modules will be installed upon.
Most racking is made of durable aluminum. Rails are used to hold the solar panels, while additional components are used to anchor the rails to the roof or to provide ballast for the flat roof application.
Solar installations are installed to withstand wind speeds for your specific area. Based on your location requirements, historical data, and engineering, your solar installer will design a system to meet wind specifications. In order to ensure that modules withstand strong winds and storms, we install systems using racking that either lags into the rafters (penetration required), anchors to the roof seam, or is ballasted using bricks to hold the array in place.