Harnessing the sun’s power with solar panels offers countless benefits. However, getting the most out of these eco-friendly powerhouses involves more than proper installation. The team at Acorn Home Improvements is not just about exterior renovations; we also specialize in solar roof installations. In this blog post, we share tips to maximize the longevity of your solar panels and ensure they continue to deliver optimal performance.
Inspect your solar panels at least twice a year to ensure their optimal performance. Look out for signs of wear and tear, damage and soiling. Entrust the in-depth inspection to the pros. With their expertise and skills, they can detect and fix issues early, saving you high repairs costs in the long run.
Solar panels are exposed to various elements like dust, dirt, bird droppings and leaves that can block sunlight. Keeping panels clean will increase their efficiency and lifespan. Refer to your manufacturer’s guidelines or hire a professional service to clean the panels carefully without causing any damage.
Proper solar panel installation is one of the keys to achieving an energy-efficient home. If you are planning to have solar panels installed on your roof, make sure they are secured and angled to get the most sunlight. Additionally, panels should be installed in such a way that allows air to flow beneath them to prevent overheating, which could negatively affect efficiency and lifespan.
The inverter, which converts solar energy into usable electricity, often degrades more quickly than the panels. Replacing it as needed can keep your system running effectively for longer.
Invest in a solar panel monitoring system. This software lets you observe your solar panels’ energy production and usage in real-time, offers energy forecasts and alerts you to potential issues.
Adequate Protection Against Harsh Weather
Harsh weather conditions can impact the efficiency and longevity of your solar panels. Be sure to protect them from severe weather, including heavy snowfall, high winds and hail. Ensure the mounting structures are sturdy enough to withstand such adversities.
Count on Us for Your Solar Roofing Needs
As a GAF Master Elite® roofing contractor, Acorn Home Improvements, Inc. specializes in installing the brand’s Decotech® solar roofing. It is a low-profile, high-performance integrated solar roof that provides an eye-catching aesthetic while also providing electricity from a clean, renewable energy source.
To learn more about this exceptional product, or if you are looking to tackle other home improvement projects like siding or window replacement, give us a call at (973) 386-9604 or contact us online to schedule a consultation today.