The roofing is rather old and tired, might last a few years more but not
many. Would it be best to have the roof re-tiled before having solar
panels installed? I am hoping this does not morph into a solar panel
argument, but I would not bet on it! :-)
Residing on low ground in North Staffordshire
On Sun, 24 Jul 2011 10:19:14 +0100, Moonraker wrote:
How long has it been up there and what is the covering?
Presumably you mean photovoltaic solar panels rather than thermal?
If you are think that the roof needs to be stripped and relaid look
at the PV tiles you can get rather than the retro fit PV panels that
fit over an existing roof surafce. You will probably have to find
seperate roofer and PV companies to do the work and mediate between
them on the spec/what/who/when needs to be done.
He didn't say rotten and failing (=a life of 2 years or less), he said
old and tired (= a life of possibly 10-20 years, in my estimate).
Presumably the OP is asking
(1) will my roof timbers take the weight? And
(2) if we decide to get re-roofed, how will the roofers cope with an
One useful answer in this thread would be to tell us how much a typical
solar PV array weighs. I am guessing not all that much (compared to
the 'thermal' [presumably = hot water] installation).
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