Solar Panel Install during Re-Roofing

Save money on your solar panel installation during re-roofing work.

As so many people know, a big cost when re-roofing your building is the scaffolding.  It is an essential requirement for roofing to allow the roofers easy and safe access to the roof to complete their work.

So while it is an essential part of roofing, it also presents an opportunity for you to save money on your solar panel installation!

That is because, just like a roofer, solar panel installers like ourselves need easy and safe access to a roofing space in order to complete the installation of solar panels.  So if you are having to re-roof your commercial property and have been considering also having solar panels fitted, now really is the best time to get them both done at the same time.

And the cost savings actually go beyond just the scaffolding.  If you have solar panels fitted at the same time as having your roof fitted, you actually need less slate or tiles fitted – which will cut the cost further.

Roof Integrated Solar Panels

Roof integrated solar panels replace the tiles or slates on a roof so that the solar panels sit lower down in the roofline. This brings benefits in the aesthetic look of a property as the integrated solar panels better fit the style of the roof and will look more like they are an intended part of the building in comparison to solar panels that are fitted with a roof rack-mounted systems.

The aesthetic benefits of roof integrated solar panels are clear, but there are other benefits from going in-roof.

Solar Panel Fitting

By law, all slate or tiles on a roof have to be fitted with nails or clips.  When we install solar panel systems on existing roofing, tiles may need to be removed to access the roof structure below in order to attach fixing brackets. Integrated solar panels can easily be installed by our solar panel installers before the roofing contractor fixes the roof covering around them.

While we fit anti-bird netting to all of our solar panel installations, some solar panel installers don’t. This can therefore provide the perfect sheltered area for birds to roost or nest.

The benefits of installing solar panels as part of a re-roofing project

Moving to green energy generated by solar panel installations for your commercial business has huge potential savings you can make on energy bills; and all by putting your unused roof space to good use.

Solar panels for commercial purposes can save your business money on their energy bills while presenting opportunities to sell surplus power back to the national grid and giving your business financial stability in the ever chaotic energy market. At Low Energy Services, we are a leading commercial solar panel installer covering Scotland and the North of England. We have worked with commercial businesses big and small ranging from office building solar panel installs to multi site systems for well known fast food chains.

Solar Photovoltaic (PV) modules harness energy from the sun and generate this into electricity for use in and around your building. Contrary to what you may think, Solar Panels do not require direct sunlight to generate electricity but rather they depend on daylight to produce electricity. This means that a solar panel system can provide energy all year around, even on a cloudy day in Scotland. Solar Panels produce energy on site which can significantly reduce your businesses reliance on the national grid and fluctuating energy prices. By installing solar panels, your businesses can benefit from a healthier form of energy from the environment rather than relying on electricity produced using fossil fuels. And as this is self-generated it will lead to a decrease in your business energy costs too.

If you are requiring a new roof to your commercial building or have significant roofing repairs required where scaffolding is involved, this may present the ideal time to have solar panels fitted as well.  It can save you money on the use of scaffolding as well as reduce the cost of roofing materials required.

At Low Energy Services, we offer an extensive portfolio of green energy services. As well as solar panel installers and battery storage system fitters, we can provide a range of green energy solutions covering everything from energy monitoring, control strategy analysis, building heat leakage analysis, design, supply, installation and maintenance of renewable technologies to general advice on how to make your building as efficient as it can be.

Based in Glasgow and providing energy solutions across Scotland and England, we design and install solar energy capturing and storing systems for businesses who are looking to reap the financial benefits of solar and battery storage solutions to reduce their energy bills while reducing their carbon footprint.

If you would like to know more about the process behind solar panel installations and the costs of a solar panel installer, please contact us today.