Next to peanut butter and jam, we aren’t sure that there is a better combination than solar panels and metal roofing. Solar panels and metal roofing each have their own host of individual benefits that customers all over New Zealand have been able to appreciate. However, when you combine the two together you end up with something even better. Let’s break down, point-by-point, why metal roofing and solar panels are so effective together.
At Johnson Roofing we have made it our business to help lead customers to the roofing solutions that they require while focusing on their budget and overall roofing quality. We’ve found that many customers in and around our service area are growing increasingly interested in installing solar panels along with metal roofing. For some reason, this combination is not as well-known as we would hope. Today, we are going to discuss how installing solar panels on a metal roof can lead to a host of different benefits.
Solar Panels Mount Easily On Metal Roofs
If you don’t have metal roofing, you have to install your solar panels by drilling into your actual roof. This is obviously an issue with many homeowners. However, thanks to metal roofing mounting is easier than ever. There are multiple mounting options, such as quick mount systems, that can be implemented so as to install your solar panels without fear of damage.
Energy Efficiency Boosts The Effectiveness Of Solar Panels.
Metal roofs are already extremely energy efficient and this makes their pairing with solar panels even more beneficial. A reflective roof, such as metal roofing, will reduce temperatures at the point of contact on top of your home. A reduction in temperature means that your solar panels will operate more efficiently, thus extending your usage and the lifespan of your solar panels.
Metal Roofing and Solar Panels Make A Long-Lasting, Eco-Friendly Combo
Solar panels are revered for their longevity with most professional models lasting upwards of 25 to 30 years. Metal roofs are also one of the most durable ways that you can roof your home and this means that the roof will likely outlive your already long-lasting solar panels. Combined, you have a roof that only needs periodic maintenance in order to perform at peak efficiency for a prolonged period of time.
If these benefits have prepared you to take the solar plunge, now is a perfect time. Call up the office here at Johnson Roofing and our certified, professional technicians will guide you through the process.
Not all buildings are built the same, or have the same roof requirements. Unlike residential roofing, the roofing requirements for commercial and industrial properties focus on functionality and affordability, first, before aesthetic needs. Commercial and industrial properties can have many types of structures, both large and small, that require roofing, such as barns, sheds, warehouses, car ports, and many others.
Corrugated steel roofing and asphalt shingles are commonly used on all types of commercial and industrial properties, however, corrugated metal is more suitable, for many reasons.
Corrugated Steel Roofing is Suitable for Industrial Properties
Corrugated steel roofing is suitable for industrial properties for a few reasons, mainly, it is light-weight and strong, and it is much easier to install than other roofing materials, such as asphalt shingles. Also, corrugated metal sheets last longer, up to five times longer. If properly maintained, a metal roof can last up to 60 years, depending on the thickness of the panel, the quality of coating, and the grade of the steel roofing sheets.
High-quality corrugated steel roof sheets come in various lengths, thicknesses, and can be cut and fabricated to fit onto any structure, unlike other roofing material. Also, corrugated steel roofing sheets aren’t bland, any more. That’s because these can be coated with specialised polymer paints that stave off corrosion, and that provides an effective barrier to keep buildings warm during cold nights and evenings, and cool during hot days.
Corrugated Steel Roofing is Energy Efficient
Corrugated steel roofing has the ability to be coated with a reflective solution. The solution helps increase the reflectivity of the metal in order for it to prevent the absorption of heat. Your building or house will stay cooler in the summer as a result of this. You will save on your cooling costs during the summer. Also, with the right sheathing and insulation, this roofing helps the house retain its interior temperature effectively in the cooler months of the year.
Installation for Industrial Properties
Most types of roofing materials take a long time to install – many days or weeks, but not steel roofing. It takes only a few short days to install for larger buildings, and only hours for smaller structures. Also, steel roofing requires minimal maintenance, which appeals to commercial and industrial businesses.
Many professional roofers recommend corrugated steel roofing for commercial and industrial properties because it is hardy, light-weight, fire-resistant, corrosion resistant, requires minimal maintenance, available in many colours, and it can be installed in a very short amount of time.
So, whether it is a new steel roof or a re-roofing job that needs doing in the Auckland region, contact the friendly folks at Johnson Roofing – professional roofers specialising in steel roof installation, repair and maintenance.