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Installing a New Roof

Hello, my name is Liam. I live in a rural community which is located about 200km away from Alice Springs, Australia. Life in the Outback can be hard, so the entire community needs to look after itself. Since I moved out here from the big city, I have learnt lots of cool skills that I didn't know before. One of these skills is roofing. When my neighbour's roof began to leak, he called me over and we worked together to install a new one. He taught me lots of cool tips and tricks which I have written about below. Enjoy!


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A lot of people are talking about solar panels lately. They're a great way to reduce your carbon footprint and save money on your electricity bill. But there's one big problem: most homes aren't ready for them. 

If you want to install solar panels, make sure you first restore your roof. Here's why roof restoration may be all you need to prepare your home for solar panels. 

Solar Panels Are Heavy

When it comes to solar panels, most people focus on the panels themselves. However, the roof plays an equally important role in supporting the weight of the panels. 

Solar panels are quite heavy, and they need a strong roof to support them. Unfortunately, roofs can become weakened by weather damage, pests and other factors. As a result, they may not be able to support the weight of solar panels. 

Restoring your roof will reinforce its structure and make it strong enough to support your solar panel system. This process may involve repairing or replacing damaged roofing materials and adding additional support to the frame of your roof. 

Once your roof is restored, you can be confident that it will be able to support your solar panel system. And that's one less thing you have to worry about when it comes time to install your panels.

Solar Panels Need a Flat Surface

Solar panels need a flat surface to function properly. That's because they rely on solar panels to collect sunlight and convert it into electricity. 

When solar panels are installed on a roof, they need to be level to maximise their exposure to the sun. That's why you need to have a roof restoration done before you install solar panels. 

A licensed contractor can inspect the level of your roof for any potential problems that could impede the installation process. If your roof isn't level, the contractor can make the necessary adjustments to ensure that it is. This process may involve adding or removing shingles and adjusting the framing of your roof. 

After your roof is level, the contractor may install a layer of protection to keep it that way. This layer can be made of felt paper or an asphalt-based product. Once your roof is level and protected, you can ensure that your solar panels will be installed properly. 

By taking these steps, you can help to ensure that your solar panel installation goes smoothly. So, if you want to switch to solar power, make sure you start with roof restoration. It may be all you need to prepare your home for this green energy solution. 

Contact a company like Horizonline Roof Restorations for more information about roofs.