Solar power has gained incredible popularity in recent years. As a renewable energy source, it allows homeowners to use sunlight to power their homes.

This cheaper and cleaner energy is a great option for people of all kinds in the Pacific Northwest. And did you know that metal roofing and solar panels go together like summer and sunshine?

Yep — solar panels can easily be installed with metal roofing systems. Here are two big reasons why the powerful combo of metal roofing and solar panels is a possibility worth considering. arial view of solar panels on a metal roof in Portland OR

#1: Energy efficiency.

Metal roofs work wonders for energy efficiency. Because of their unique reflective coatings, they reflect heat to keep your home cool during the summer. That means your air conditioning system doesn’t have to work as hard.

Installing solar panels with your metal roof can also significantly help lower the amount of energy you use in your home to keep the inside at the most comfortable temperature.

#2: Durability.

Solar panels will last up to 30 years in most cases. Metal roofs also have a longer lifespan — sometimes up to 60 years. That means if you choose a metal roof installation, you can trust that your solar panel installation will not outlive the lifespan of your amazing metal roof.

In fact, you are making an investment in the durability of your roof and energy source so you can ultimately save money in the long run.

All in all, solar panels and metal roofing are the perfect pair. They are incorporated easily together so you can start enjoying the feeling of doing your part to save the earth’s energy.

If you already have a metal roof installed and you are thinking about adding solar panels, you can be confident knowing that there won’t be a problem with the installation.

But what if you have a traditional roof right now and are considering switching to a metal roof before you advance to your solar installation project? Our experienced team at Mountaintop Metal Roofing can answer all your questions.

We look forward to speaking with you about the variety of durable and beautiful metal roofing systems, including standing seam metal roofing and others. (Standing seam roofs are gaining in popularity as are metal roofing shingles and roofing panels that can mimic the look of other materials.)

If you’re interested in a metal roof with an integrated solar energy system, let us know! We’re happy to discuss some options with you to help make the most of your metal roof’s potential for energy production.

In the meantime, take a look at your options for your own environmentally friendly roof-integrated solar system and all that it entails. There are many options available — thin film solar panels, crystalline solar panels, solar PV panels, solar laminates, etc. — and we’ll need to discuss roof penetrations and other aspects of the design.

Contact us today.