Construction Canada Article: Pairing Solar Panels With Metal Roofs
This article does a great job detailing they ways a standing seam steel roof and photovoltaic panels can work together to deliver a sustainable and energy-efficient solution for green buildings. The top reasons for choosing a steel roof when using solar panels in the article are:
- A standing seam steel roof has a live expectancy greater than the solar panels so you will not need to remove the panels to repair or replace the roof before the useful-life of the panels is complete.
- The roof itself is a sustainable material with high recycled content in the roof and steel is 100% recyclable at the end of its life.
- There are no penetrations made in the roof when using special clips to install the solar panels on a standing seam steel roof. No penetrations means no opportunities for leaks to develop.