A well-maintained solar roof can last for decades, but it’s important to develop a maintenance plan right from the start. By following these few steps, you can ensure that your solar roof stays in good condition and continues to produce energy for your home or business.
How often should you maintain your solar roofs?
Solar panels require little maintenance; however, professional installation companies such as Royal Contracting & Solar would strongly recommend doing it 2-4 times each year. This helps to clear the solar cells of excessive dirt and foreign items. Always remember that solar panel power collecting requires full sun intensity exposure
Steps To Maintain Your Solar Roof:
Check to see whether your solar panels require cleaning.
Finding out if your solar panels require cleaning is the first step in the solar system maintenance checklist. Solar roof panels are tempered glass and have no moving components, making them sturdy and low-maintenance.
Clean solar panels, on the other hand, have been demonstrated to be significantly less successful in collecting energy. According to recent research, keeping your solar panels clean might help you increase your energy output.
Use a solar roof panel monitoring system to track the energy your home’s solar system produces. You’ll see that your panels produce less electricity even when the weather hasn’t changed. If you don’t have a monitoring system, you’ll have to keep an eye on your panels and clean them when debris begins to accumulate.
Gather your equipment
When choosing a soap to clean your roof solar panels, the key aim is to locate one that doesn’t leave a residue. There are several highly costly solar panel cleaning soaps on the market, but basic detergents, according to our experts, would suffice.
Remove any dirt or debris from your roof solar panels.
Remove large debris before you start using soap and water. To do so, remove twigs, leaves, and other bigger things using a dry brush. After that, carefully scrub your solar roof panels with your scrub brush and soapy water.
When using the brush, be careful not to scrub too vigorously since this might produce micro-scratches on the panels’ surface.
Clean your solar panels
Rinse your solar roof panels with a hose and a sprayer. Do not use pressure washers since the force of the spray will harm the panels. When your solar panels are clean but damp, dry them using a window wiper or a microfiber cloth with a handle.
Solar panel maintenance and cleaning include ensuring no residue on your panels.
Check the energy production of your solar panels.
Following your solar roof cleaning and maintenance, you should notice an increase in the quantity of electricity your panels produce. If the problem persists, there may be residue on the panels. Alternatively, you may require the assistance of a professional to clean panels that you are unable to reach.
Maintaining an eye on your power output can also alert you when your panels are ready for maintenance.
Switching to solar might be intimidating, but at Royal Contracting & Solar, we take the uncertainty out of it. We’ll take care of everything, from system design and permits through installation and ongoing maintenance.
Give us a call today for a low-cost solar solution in Kansas City!