Solar Panels

“Will metal roofs work with solar panels?” is a common question, and the answer is an absolute “Yes”.

Solar installations can provide energy savings for any type of building, and if you’re considering solar, you’ll be happy to know that a metal roof is ideal for supporting solar panels. Here are some of the reasons why metal roofs and solar panels go together well:

  • Mounting solar panels on a metal roof is comparatively easy. If you have a different type of roof, the contractor will usually not be able to install your roof without drilling any holes in your roof.
  • Metal roofs give you another option.  With the NORTH IRON Standing Seam panel the solar roof system can attach to the raised rib without any roof surface penetrations. Also metal roofs make it possible to install some types of thin film solar between the raised ribs.
  • Metal roofs reduce summer cooling costs because they reflect more sunlight than asphalt shingles.
  • Together, metal roofs and solar panels make a very eco-friendly home.