Over the past several years, solar power technology has advanced significantly while also becoming less expensive.
Roof Assessments: The roof deck and frame structure should be inspected by a qualified engineer before committing to a solar installation. Many residential roofs cannot tolerate the weight of a solar array, as the majority is not designed to support heavy loads.
Roof Penetration Restrictions: Mounting solar panels often requires that several penetrations be made in the roof, which hurts the structural integrity of the roof.
Innovative structural solutions will avoid penetrating the roof membrane.
Interrupting Roof Water Flow: Structural members shall be specified in such a way that water flow interruptions are minimized.
We have provided structural design and supervision to more than a hundred solar panels project in the lower mainland; the major one, comprises more than 5500 m2.