Will a Solar Panel System Cause My Roof to Leak? What Does GVEC Do to Prevent Leaks?

By installing solar panels on your roof, you could enjoy a cost-efficient and space-saving way of generating energy. However, many people are cautious about roof-mounted solar panels because they worry that the installation process may damage their roof and cause leaks. Here is what you need to know about leaky roofs and solar panel installations.

Should a Roof Leak After a Solar Panel Installation?

When done correctly, there should be very little risk of a roof leaking after a solar panel installation. A roof is one of the sturdiest parts of your home, and it can hold far more than the weight of residential solar panels. Most leaking happens when an unqualified installer punches holes through the roof. Keep in mind that even the best installation can cause leaks if you have the wrong sort of roof, though. Certain materials like wood or slate may not work with solar panels. Roofs over 30 years old may have dry rot that cannot stand up to installation without deterioration.

How to Prevent Leaks From Happening

GVEC Home’s solar experts will assess your roof condition and make sure you have the right type of structure for solar panels. All installations on angled roofs will require some drilling into the roof to secure the solar panel racks. However, we’ll surround the bolts with flashing that shields them from water seepage. We’ll also add a protective sealant to keep moisture out.

With the quality work provided by GVEC Home®, you can be confident that your solar panel system installation will be done right. In addition to installing solar panels, we also offer battery storage systems and can serve all of your electrician and AC/heating needs as well. Give us a call at 866.684.2359 to find out more, or contact us online at gvecsolarservice.com. We have offices in Gonzales, Schertz, Seguin, La Vernia and Cuero.