Myth 5: Solar panels will cause my roof to leak, deteriorate, or collapse.
Fact: Solar panels actually protect and preserve the portion of the roof they cover. If there’s ever a problem with the roof that needs to be repaired, panels can easily be removed. Solar panels are not attached directly to the roof itself, but rather to a mounted railing system. We add sealants to fill in any gaps and to prevent any leaks from occurring. These sealants have a 25-year warranty and are used to seal commercial flat roofs. Long story short- it is virtually impossible for your roof to leak. In addition, solar panels on your roof serve as an extra layer of insulation and will help decrease heat loss in the winter and keep your home cool in the summer- which means you’ll save money on your electricity bill. It’s a win – win.
Note: if your roof already leaks or needs to be replaced, it makes sense to make roof repairs first before installing solar panels.