Mounting Solar Panels on Asphalt Shingle Roofs
Homes and structures covered with asphalt shingles are typically pitched and not flat. The degree and style of roof pitch depends on the architectural effect targeted. Solar panel racking and mounting systems are designed with this in mind.
Southern Light Solar follows best practices both in selecting and installing solar panel mounting and racking hardware on shingle roofs. By designing with components from reputable and proven manufacturers such as IronRidge, among others, we are assuring our customers that years of experience is working for them.
More than choosing the best mounting hardware, a good installer must establish a dependable practice to install and fasten everything for years of reliable service.
- Use effective techniques to locate rafters below the asphalt shingles and underlayment;
- Follow roofing council guidelines that ensure anchor bolts are properly placed including drilling and creating pilot holes when needed;
- Size and install flashing within each asphalt shingle manufacturers recommendations;
- Use the highest integrity sealing materials and methods.