Solar Panels and Your Roof

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Solar Panel Installation on roof
Solar panels are becoming more and more common every day and a typical concern people have is how it will effect the roof. Questions like… Can my particular type of roof support the weight of solar panels? Should I replace my roof before I have a solar system installed? Is there any potential damage that could happen to the roof from the panels like leak problems from the mounts etc.

The good news is that as long as whoever installs your solar panels is good at what they do and follow best practices, chances are you shouldn’t have any problem. Most roofs can support a solar panel system just fine and the specific type of roof you have will determine the way the solar panel will be mounted.

HOW TO DETECT
A LEAK IN THE ROOF

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A leaky roof can cause a lot of headache and trying to detect the source of the leak can be even more painful.  In a lot of cases the source of the leak can be far away from where it actually shows up.

First of all what could be the source of a leak?  Water can come in through worn, broken or missing shingles, places where the nails have worked loose or through a damaged or poorly sealed roof. Once water passes the roofing, it finds a place to drip inside your house.  So, spotting the leak once it starts dripping in the house is easy but how can you detect the exact point where the leak in the roof is?

There are a few places you might want to check first.  Check the ridge caps, valley flashing, plumbing vent pipes, chimney vents and the utility fixtures. Check the areas where roofing shingles intersect with flashing and other materials. These are typical roof leak areas.

How Much Will Roof Repair Cost You This Winter?

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Roof Repair

How Much Will Roof Repair Cost You This Winter?

America spans a wide range of elevations and climates. And in some of those areas, damage to roofs in winter is more common than in other areas. This is mainly caused by the extra moisture and the extra weight from large amounts of snow and ice. While removing ice and snow buildup can help prevent damage to not only the roof itself, it can also help avoid damage to ceilings and walls.

There is an excellent article on Home Advisor, a contractor review and information site about your roof and the challenges you can face in the winter months. They suggest because of the danger in trying to remove snow and dealing with roof problems in the winter yourself, you might be much better off to let a professional help you.