Hail Affects Colorado
If you have ever experienced a nasty hailstorm and been curious about solar, then you’ve likely wondered if solar panels in Colorado will hold up in a storm. Every year, the Front Range is hit with thunderstorms, torrential downpours, and hail. We are frequently asked if solar panels can be damaged by hail. The short answer is: not often! While solar panels may not be bulletproof, they can withstand even the harshest of hailstorms.
Here’s a study by NREL that demonstrates the volume of hail damage on 50,000 solar units.
Solar Panels in Colorado are Built to Withstand Weather
Solar panels are made to be resistant to hail. Despite the fact that hail is known for ruining cars, windows, gardens, and roofs, you need not worry about your solar panels getting hail damage. Manufacturers test their products to ensure that they are able to withstand hail storms and other extreme weather conditions. Solar panels are one of the most durable and reliable energy technologies in the world. They are designed to last more than 25 years, no matter the weather. While hail is an impressive physical force, solar panels are well equipped to withstand impacts from even large hailstones. This durability is an important trait for solar systems, especially in a state like Colorado where the weather can be unforgiving.
Roof Damage and Solar Panels
If you’ve ever had your roof damaged by hail, you know how frustrating it can be. If your roof has been damaged in a recent storm, now is a great time to consider solar. You’ll already be getting work done to your roof, so you might as well go the extra mile to have a solar system installed as well. This will ensure that your roof is in top shape for the solar system and help your roof last as long as possible. Once your roof is replaced, we can help you figure out the perfect solar system for your home and needs. The good news is that you need not worry about hail damage to your solar units once the system is installed.
Do you already have a solar system installed and are planning a roof repair? We can help remove the solar system and reinstall it after the roof repair is complete. We offer professional removal and reinstallation of solar systems for your home or commercial business in a timely fashion. If you’re in need of a professional to install or reinstall solar panels in Colorado, contact Sandbox Solar! We would love to discuss your needs for your home and build you a project that is perfect for you. Contact us today for a free quote and to learn more about our services!