Installing solar panels on roofs is a recent trend for homeowners. Solar panels offer the opportunity to harness the sun and produce power that can be used instead of electricity, which saves on bills. Solar power is the best and cheaper alternative to electricity.

If you are interested in switching to solar power for your home and are concerned about what roof materials solar can be installed on, you are not alone. This is a common concern for most people.

Well, the good news is that solar panels can be installed on just about any roof type, and if you are looking for the best solar roof installers in west central Florida, Innovate Solar Inc., Company is the best. We offer a wide range of solar panels for all your needs.


Roof Types For Solar Panels

Asphalt Shingle Roofs

Asphalt may just be the most popular roofing material. As such, solar shingle roof installation is rather straightforward and very common. It requires drilling studs into your roof and then attaching panel mounts.

A metallic plate used to prevent infiltration of water, known as flashing, will then be used to seal and surround the space around the brackets. Just like that, you will have your shingle roof solar.


Metal Roofs 

Metal may not be as popular a roofing material as asphalt, but solar panels work quite well on metal roofs. The type of metal roof you have will determine the solar metal roof installation process.

Installation on standing seam metal roofs is relatively simple as the panel mounts are clamped into the raised seams of the metal. No drilling is required for this.

With corrugated metal roof solar installation, holes are drilled into the roof but like with asphalt; a waterproofing sealant is placed to protect from moisture.


Tile Roofs

Affordable solar companies in the Tampa Bay area can install solar panels on tiled roofs as well.

Tile roofs can be made of clay (as with traditional Spanish tile roofs), slate, and concrete. Installing solar on these tile roofs is more laborious as it requires removing and replacing them. This also makes it more expensive than installing solar on shingle roofs.

These tiles are removed and replaced because they are usually fragile and/or brittle and are therefore likely to break when they are walked on or drilled into.

Furthermore, the feet of your solar mounting equipment need to be bolted directly into your roof, which can only be accessed by moving the tiles out of the way.

While installation costs from different solar roof installers in West Central Florida may deter you from taking the plunge into the world of solar energy, if you have these materials, consider it an investment; you take on a short-term cost to ensure massive long-term savings in your electricity bills.


Flat Concrete And Rubber Roofs

Solar roof installers in West Central Florida can install solar panels on flat concrete and rubber roofs.

Panels on such roofs need to be tilted to face the sun. The expert installers should ensure to place metal racking that is slanted to prop up your panels for optimum coverage.

Most flat roof installations use a weighted racking setup that will hold your panels in place without having to be attached to your roof. This is known as a ballast system.


Contact Us

Innovate Solar Inc., Company offers the best options for the right roof types to install solar panels. We have a large team that caters to Tampa residents, and we also offer the following solutions:

Contact our offices today, and get the best solar options for your home. We would love to serve you!