Is Your Roof Suitable For Solar Panels?

Solar panel technology is suitable for the majority of homes within the UK

The specification for a roof to be able to be fitted with Solar Panels is a large, south facing and a pitched roof at an angle between 30 degrees and 45 degrees.  Despite these strict specifications, the expertly designed system works on almost any type of roof.

How well structured is your roof?

Panels mounting up can become heavy over time creating enormous pressure on your house. During our onsite surveying session we will ensure your roof is structurally sound to fit this. If we find your roof cannot withhold the weight of the panels, we will recommend one of the best roofing services in Bury St Edmunds.

Ask your roofer about EPDM roofing, which is a synthetic rubber roofing membrane suitable for all flat roofs.

This type of material is weather resistant in all climates, lightweight and is flexible. To buy an easy-to-use EPDM kit online, visit Rubber Roofing Direct.

Which direction is your roof in?

Depending on the direction your roof faces, it will depend on the amount of sunlight that targets the sun light throughout the day. The closer to the south, the more your solar panels will be able to provide your house with.

Your roofing angle

The most beneficial angle for all solar panels is to be positioned between 30 degrees and 45 degrees. Although, numerous companies do fit solar panels for roofs at an angle of 15 to 50 degrees. Anything different from this can mean the performance of your solar panels will deteriorate.

Is your roof big enough for the panels?

It is required that your roof has a space of 24 square metres – it can fit a normal sized car on. There should be no shade visible, from trees and buildings as it can prevent the performance of the sun’s energy.

If your property doesn’t have the space required, you also have the option to use smaller, but more efficient solar panels, to find out more call us on 07516 391 429.

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