Installing Solar Panels on a Thatched Roofsolar panels
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In recent years, the world has experienced a growing concern for the environment and the need to reduce our carbon footprint. One of the most effective ways to achieve this is by harnessing the power of the sun through the installation of solar panels. While traditional thatch roofing materials can pose challenges for solar panel installation, synthetic thatch from Endureed provides an ideal solution that offers aesthetic appeal and practicality. Generally, contractors avoid installing solar panels on natural thatched panel roofs. However, in this blog post, we’ll explore why installing solar panels on an Endureed synthetic thatch roof is possible.
Endureed synthetic thatch is impervious to rot and requires no maintenance, making it an excellent option for roofing in a variety of settings. This makes it especially suited for a solar panel installation. The number one problem with installing solar panels on traditional thatch is rot from the lack of airflow. The second biggest issue is weight. Endureed thatch roofing material can be installed on a variety of roofing sub-decks including structural plywood. If your structure can support the weight of the panels, our engineered thatch won’t stand in the way.
Another significant advantage of installing solar panels on an Endureed synthetic thatch roof is the aesthetic appeal of the final result. Traditional solar panels can be bulky and unsightly, detracting from the beauty of a home or building. However, by installing solar panels on an Endureed synthetic thatch roof, homeowners and business owners can enjoy the benefits of solar power without sacrificing the visual appeal of their property
Safety is another issue at play. Solar panels require electrical currents, wiring, and other devices that can heat up in the process of generating and transmitting solar energy. Obviously installing these types of devices on dried organic material–in the case of traditional thatch roofings–would not be advised. However, engineered thatch from Endureed is Class-A fire-rated removing the worry about fire from faulty wires or any other environmental hazard.
Furthermore, Endureed synthetic thatch is resistant to UV radiation, which means it won’t fade or degrade over time. Since our thatch material is naturally light and bright and will stay that way, it can generate more solar energy than a darker roof material. With engineered thatch, homeowners and business owners can be confident that their solar panels will continue to operate at optimal efficiency for many years to come.
Another advantage of installing solar panels on an engineered thatch roof is the reduced installation time and cost. Because Endureed synthetic thatch is a lightweight material that is easy to install, it requires less labor and fewer materials than traditional roofing materials. This means that the overall installation cost is reduced, making it a more affordable option for homeowners and business owners who want to invest in solar power.
Finally, Endureed synthetic thatch is an eco-friendly roofing material that aligns with the values of many homeowners and business owners. The material is durable and long-lasting which means that it can be used for many years, reducing the need for frequent replacement and further reducing waste. And it’s 100% recyclable when the useful life is up which will be no sooner than 20 years.
In conclusion, it’s possible to install solar panels on an Endureed synthetic thatch roof, in fact, it provides an excellent base for such use. Whether it’s your entire house, or you are powering up your tiki bar with green solar energy, choose engineered thatch from Endureed and enjoy!