Metal Roofing & Solar Panel Installation
Modern metal roofs such as standing seam metal roofing can be easily upgraded with roof integrated solar roofing panels, which can drastically reduce your electric bill and pay for itself in 7 to 10 years.
Why Standing Seam Metal Roofing?
Combining solar roofing panels with standing seam roofing panels offers the answer to the question of permanency of solar roofing systems. The secret to a long lasting solar roofing system lies in the very roof thatís underneath the solar roofing panels. The problem of the past with solar roofing was that asphalt shingle roofs that had solar roofing panels installed on them would often times fail prematurely due to its age or the fact that solar panels required roof penetrations that eventually could cause a roof leak.
Standing seam metal roof is made with metal, which is a long lasting and environmentally safe green building material that keeps your roof cooler in a summer, helps to prevent ice dam problems in the winter, and is fully recyclable at the end of its service life. Thus, a metal roof is essentially a long lasting and energy efficient roof that is good for the building owner and the environment.
Also most metal roofs come with around 30-50 years warranty and thatís precisely why metal roofing is the best choice for solar panel installation. After all, you donít want to incur the cost of removing the panels and then putting them back on, as you tend to costly roof leak repairs.
Thin-Film PV Laminate Solar Panels
If youíve thought about adding energy-saving, eco-friendly solar panels to your metal roof, consider the advantages of thin film photovoltaic (PV) laminates. This new-generation solar option replaces bulky, heavy panels of the past, and does not require drilling into your homeís attic rafters.
Thin-film photovoltaic (PV) laminates can be bonded directly onto metal roofing panels. Unlike crystalline PV material, thereís no need for obtrusive racks and heavy, expensive glass. Instead, unbreakable thin-film PV is produced using amorphous silicon, encapsulated in Teflon and other polymers.
These photovoltaic laminates can be attached to standing seam metal roofing panels using a peel and stick method, eliminating your chances of expensive roof leaks due to invasive hardware installation.
PV laminate panels are embedded with wired cells that absorb solar rays, saving you money while making your home more energy efficient.
Other solar laminate advantages include:
- Attractive, bulk-free look that blends with your metal roof
- Lightweight, simplistic design
- Extreme durability and dependability, with little maintenance required
- Low-cost installation
- Advanced protection of your homeís structure
- Leak-proof when installed by a professional
- Easily expandable
- Potential cash savings from tax rebates and energy credits
Hire a Professional Roofer!
While PV panels are fairly easy to install over your existing metal roof and can last up to 30 years or more, itís important to enlist the services of a qualified New Jersey roofer to install the laminates and ensure proper connection of your inverter, cables and switches.
Remember, also, that high-quality solar panels are LEED certified, making it easy and budget-friendly to increase your homeís renewable power. Call LGC Roofing today to schedule your solar consultation, obtain PV laminate pricing or discuss other green roofing options with our companyís roofing experts.