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Can Solar Panels Damage your Roof?

This is a common question that many, if not all, homeowners looking into solar energy ask. When solar panels are installed, the panels are securely mounted with steel racks and bolts. These racks that firmly hold the panels are bolted into the studs underneath your roof. So, the solar panels are going to be there for as long as the roofs there.

Can solar panels lead to roof leaks?

In order to bolt in the solar panels, you have to drill through the roof, which could lead to leaks. Getting damage from solar panels really depends on the company you chose to do your solar installation. If you go with a company that cuts corners, then it may lead to some roof damage. Solar Edge Pros however is not one of those companies, we add an extra step in the installation process that ensures the integrity of the roof.

When we bolt the panels into the stud, we add Quick Bolt metal sealants in between the roof and the bolt. They prevent any leaks or any debris from entering your attic or getting through your roof.

Without that ring as a seal, it can cause a lot of issues with people’s solar installations. They’re going to have the moisture getting through because it’s not having a strong enough of a seal between the roof and the solar panel system.

QuickBOLT2 installed on an asphalt roof

However, with Solar Edge Pros, you don’t need to worry about that. We have our own team and make sure that whenever our crew goes out to do an installation, they use those high-quality protective rings. That seal is going to be lifetime strong.


In case you don’t believe us, you don’t need to worry about it because there’s a 20 year workmanship warranty on all our installations. So, if there are any roof leaks because of the solar panels, we will take care of it at no cost to you. Though, it’s important to note that out of the over 5,200 solar panels installations ZERO of our customers have had any leaks.


Do solar panels protect your roof?


Solar panels are actually very strong. They’ve been able to take anything from, golf ball sized hail, as well as paintballs. We’ve even tested out paintball guns against the solar panels and there was no damage to them.


So, in many cases, they can protect your roof from any additional damage that might happen to it during a hailstorm. Solar panels add a layer of protection to your home. 

As one of the best reviewed solar companies, we take pride in being there not just for the initial solar plans but long after the installation. 

This family-owned business doesn’t outsource to other companies for installations. We are there for you from start to finish on your solar journey.

Let us help you with your solar needs, to schedule an appointment with one of our solar installation experts click here.

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Solar Edge Pros is a trusted leader in the solar energy industry. Since 2005, we have provided solar energy solutions to over 5,000 Texas residents making the switch to cleaner, greener, cheaper, solar power. We believe in the positive effects of working hard, treating people with respect, and doing the right thing. Our values transfer to both the customer experience as well as the culture within the Solar Edge Pros Family. 

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