Solar panels can be installed on most types of roofs:
- Pitched roofs with concrete tiles: These are the most straightforward installs.
- Pitched roofs with clay tiles: Because clay tiles can be fragile these installs need the addition of rubber tile replacements (known as ‘Hookstops’) to keep the roof secure and watertight.
- Pitched roofs with slate tiles: It is difficult to move slate tiles without causing damage so slate tiles are a challenge. There are various products on the market that can help with this but they add to the cost and are not always fully certified. We will discuss your particular circumstances with you but in some cases we may have to reluctantly advise that we cannot install on your roof.
- Flat roofs: We have multiple options to install on flat roofs, including using ballast or fixed bolts and are happy to discuss the various options with you. Note, though, that you may need to get a structural survey done by a third party to confirm that the roof is strong enough for the extra load.