Which Roof Type Best Supports Solar Panels?

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Decided to get solar panels and if you should get a new roof first? Many people choose to
get a new roof before solar panel installation. Whether you’re considering adding a solar
panel system to a commercial building or a residence, it’s easier than ever to install solar
panels on a roof.
Depending on the type of roof you have will determine how your solar panels are installed,
as each roof type requires a specific solar panel installation process.

See the below popular 4 roof types to learn more.


Asphalt shingle roofs last between 15 and 30 years. Solar panels are attached using panel
mounts, the roof is sealed, and flashing is added to prevent water leaks.


Slate, clay, and concrete tile roofs last between 30 and 40 years. Tiles must be removed to
install solar panels on a tile roof, which are either replaced or modified to accommodate
the panels.


Metal roofs last between 40 and 70 years. Solar panels tend to work very well on metal
roofs. Standing seams require no drill holes, and corrugation requires minimal drilling.


Flat roofs last between 40 and 50 years. Solar panels for flat roofs must be tilted towards
the sun, so your solar installer will first install metal supports to prop the panels.

Got Roofing Questions?

Our experienced team is more than happy to answer any questions you have about adding
solar panels to your new roof. While current technology makes it easier than ever to install
solar panels on any roof, some roofs offer a more affordable mounting option than others.
So which roof type is best for you?
Contact us now for advice, and to learn more about our new roof installation services!