For safety, efficiency, and longevity, Solar panels are not simply laid on the roof. 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.
Wind Speed and Snow Load Considerations
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.
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We work hard to leave no trace when installing our ground mount systems. All of our ground mount solar installations and carports are supported by concrete forms that support the weight and load of the solar array. We build the forms at our shop in Dixon, New Mexico and transport them to the worksite; ensuring proper leveling and concrete work when the forms are poured. Customer can be confident that the concrete work we do to support your solar system is the highest quality in the industry.
Customers will be amazed at our attention to the landscape. We work closely with the client to ensure the lease amount of disruption by our equipment and digging processes. Our customers concerns are met in a timely manner and we assist our clients in removing shade issues and replanting when necessary to ensure the landscape remains undisturbed.
In addition, our crew members are conscious of their individual footprint on each project and maintain the highest level of care when removing debris and trash generated from the project installation.