The first step involves preparing the roof by ensuring that there are no tiles or shingles. It’s important to disconnect any devices, such as air conditioners to prevent damage during the installation process.
Before starting the work the installation team will conduct a safety briefing. It is crucial for you to attend this briefing so that they can explain any risks and safety precautions related to working on your roof.
You will also need to evaluate the condition of your roof to ensure it is capable of supporting the weight of the panels and structurally sound. Additionally check for any areas shaded by trees or nearby buildings as these can reduce the efficiency of your panel system. For Solar Panels Cheltenham, consider a site like GSM, suppliers of Solar Panels Cheltenham.
Once all preparations are completed, the installation team will mark out a layout for your panels on the ground before commencing work on the roof. They will use brackets to secure rails, on the roof and clamps to attach the panels to these rails. Furthermore they will install a heat sink that helps in regulating temperature and optimising panel efficiency.
The number of stanchions needed for the racking on your roof may vary depending on the size of your panel system. It is generally recommended to position the panels on the side of your house, within a range of 10 degrees true south. You can consider installing the panels in a criss cross pattern to optimise their efficiency. The panel mounts are attached to the stanchions using screws, which are then sealed with thermo sealing to prevent any leaks.