A Roof's Perspective on Solar

As energy costs consume more and more of our hard-earned dollars, we as consumers really start to pay attention to the advantage solar can provide.

With that stated, the most cost-effective place to install solar is on a rooftop. Whether it's on an existing home or new construction, commercial applications and so on, it's critical to make sure that the equipment is installed securely and that the roof mounts will not cause any leaks. These two goals can be hard for some mounting systems and installers to achieve over the year lifespan of common rooftop materials.

Our industry has adopted " CANSIA Best Practices" to maximize the durability of roof penetrations, including attachments to rafters, flashing, stainless steel and aluminum components, and fasteners that are designed for hot/wet/cold roof conditions. But these best practices are not always followed.

We choose to follow the CANSIA Best Practices, utilize quality mounting system components and follow Eng./Manufacture installation guidelines. Visit the CANSIA site for information on these "Best Practices".

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