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Can Solar Panel Maintenance Damage Roofs?

[fa icon="calendar"] Aug 31, 2020 11:12:06 AM / by Krystal Coddington

Krystal Coddington

Maintenance workers fixing solar panels on a roof

Solar panels are safe for your roof when they’re properly installed, but it could be a different story when it’s time to go back up and replace a broken inverter. Knowing the risks of damaging your roof when conducting maintenance on your solar panels is important for devising the right strategy to repair them.

Just like your solar panels, your roof needs maintenance too.
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Can You Damage Your Roof When Trying to Fix Your Solar Panels?

It’s very easy to damage your roof if you work without a professional solar installer to repair it, even if you think you know what you’re doing. It’s very easy to puncture the envelope of your roof, which can invite water to leak through the next time that it rains. Additionally, you might not know where each component of the solar system is and could damage part of it. There’s also a fire risk when you try to repair solar panels on your own.

Should You Work With a Professional Solar Installer to Fix Your Roof?

Working with a professional solar installer to repair your roof is critical to successfully repairing your roof without damaging your solar system or the roof itself. A professional can safely remove the solar panels from your roof (if the scale of the repair warrants it) without damaging either your roof or the solar panels.

Protect the Warranty of Your Roof and Solar Panels

If you try to conduct repairs on your solar system without a professional solar installer, you could void your roof’s warranty, exacerbate the existing problem, or cause new damage. A professional solar installer can safely repair your solar panels while protecting the warranty of your roof and solar system.

It’s Safer

A rooftop solar system can pose a hazard if you’re not careful. The live electronic components can pose a shock risk, while the height of the roof poses the risk of a fall. A professional solar installer will know how to safely operate around the array and will also have the equipment necessary to do so.

Trust the Leading Commercial Roofers in Las Vegas With Your Roof Repair

Solar panels include some hidden costs that some homeowners don’t consider before installing them, but that doesn't mean they need to cut corners to save their investment. Working with a professional solar installer and roofer is a part of the regular maintenance process for both systems and helps to protect the value of the investment. If you have caused damage to your roof due to solar panel maintenance, contact The Original Roofing Company to help repair the roof as soon as possible. We can also assist you if you need to schedule a repair and want to work with a team of dedicated professionals to avoid damaging both your roof and solar array.

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Krystal Coddington

Written by Krystal Coddington