Can You Put Solar Panels on a Tile Roof?

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You are ready to install solar panels on your roof to reap all the energy and money-saving benefits. But what if you have a tile roof? You may be familiar with solar panels on shingled roofs. Do you have to change the style of your home before installing solar panels? Of course not. Read more to learn about solar panels on tile rooftops.

Installing Solar Panels on a Tile Roof

Although the installation process can differ for tile roofs, solar panels are commonly installed successfully on this type of roof. When you hire an expert team with vast experience, there will be no issues with bringing solar to your home.

Here are some steps to consider:

  1. Identify Vulnerable Areas: Have a professional inspect your roof to ensure no weak spots are vulnerable to broken tiles. Avoid those areas when installing solar panels.
  2. Consider Installing Shingles Under the Solar Panels: If you are unsure about securing the solar panels to your tile roof without damaging it, you can always install a shingle roof under the areas with solar panels. No one can see under the panels, and they may lay more flush when installed on a flatter surface.
  3. Have Spare Tiles Handy: If you crack a tile during installation, have extra tiles ready to replace the damaged tiles. Then the job will be completed on time without setbacks. Many homeowners have spare tiles for specialty roofs.
  4. Use the Correct Hardware: Use universal tile mounts or hooks to install the solar panels on the tile surface. Your trusted installation team will explain their tried and true methods and even show pictures of other solar installations on tile roofs.

Luckily for you, solar panel installation is not a DIY job. Your solar panel team will be well-versed in tile roof installations. Keep your gorgeous roof while adding solar benefits to your home.

Our team at New Day Solar can walk you through installing solar panels on your tile roof. We are familiar with all roof types for successful solar installations. Call for a meeting with a solar professional at (855) 444-6329.