Your roof is most likely where solar panels will be installed, so it is helpful to know all that you can about it when deciding whether or not your home may be suitable for solar panels. There are many factors that determine the productivity of your roof in relation to solar panels. If you live in the United States, south slanting roofs will be the most optimal for sun absorption while north facing roofs are the least desirable. If you live in an area with a lot of tree coverage or other objects that will shade your home, your roof may not get adequate sun exposure. It is ideal for solar panels to have 5 hours in the sun a day.
The angle and type of your roof are also contributing factors. The space for your solar system needs to be at an angle anywhere between zero and forty–five degrees. If your roof is too steep, the system will not be able to be accurately installed. What material your roof is made of will also determine the cost of installation. Solar panels are easiest to be installed on asphalt shingles or corrugated metal roofs. Putting them on slate or tile roofs is more complex and costlier. Solar panels may also not be installed on a wood roof because that’s a potential fire hazard.