To securely attach the photovoltaic mounting racks, PV installers will need to make some holes in your roof. But you don’t need to worry about water leaking through them.
Photovoltaic mounting components are specifically designed for rooftop solar installations, and thus guard against roof leaks. Special flashing is installed around every rooftop penetration to help water flow safely away. To ensure a watertight seal, the holes are filled with high-quality silicone.
Professional solar contractors like SuperGreen Solutions of Charleston are extremely cautious, taking every possible measure to keep your roof leak-free after photovoltaic installation. SuperGreen Solutions of Charleston will insure that a well-qualified contractor will install your system and your chance of a future leak won’t be any higher than any other roof.
Over time, harsh weather takes a toll on any roof. Years of pounding rain, hail and sunshine can cause roofing products to degrade and could increasing the likelihood of a leak. When you install photovoltaic panels, however, your rooftop is better protected from much of this weather-related damage.
Additionally, a rooftop solar panels can help keep your home cooler in the summer. A photovoltaic array blocks heat from entering, reducing the need for air conditioning and increasing indoor comfort. As a result, your summer cooling costs will go down.