Solar Pool Heating, Solar Electricity, and solar hot water systems, all have attachment systems to the roof that must be engineered properly. Every system has a unique attachment method and every roof requires special precaution and hardware to hit a home run with a solid design and a water tight roof.
New construction vs retrofit of solar power systems to a roof are two very different scenarios. When a home or building is being constructed, a lot more thought can go into:
- Location of vents (keep away from solar foot print)
- Design a roof that has an excellent orientation to the sun and plenty of space for a clean square or rectangular solar power system.
- All conduits should be roughed in and hidden from view.
- Roof attachments for the solar pool heating system, solar hot water system, or solar electric system should be designed and installed after the roof is sheeted. Once sheeted, roofer can flash in all roof penetrations for the solar energy systems so that there are no penetrations that have not been flashed in by the roofing contractor.
- Last but not least, if the home is going to have a tile roof, we strongly suggest installing a less expensive composition roof in the footprint of the solar energy systems. Once the composition roof is completed, the solar energy contractor can then walk on the composition roof, install all the solar power systems and then allow the roofer to tile in around the system to give it an integrated look.
When retrofitting a new solar energy system to an existing home, keep the following in mind:
- What is the age and condition of the roof. Will the roof outlast the solar system. If not, consider a new roof for the home before a solar power system is installed. Even consider a new roof just in the footprint of the solar system.
- Determine best method of attachment. This is a broad statement and there are many approach’s to a successful project. Pick the best one. It may or may not include having a roofing contractor involved.
- Last but not least, never leave a roof in jeopardy. If you see issues with a roof, bring it up immediately to your client so that this can be addressed to eliminate leaks in the future.
Suntrek Industries, Inc., an industry-leading manufacturer of solar pool heating and solar energy equipment, is celebrating its 27th year in business in 2018. Starting from a single location and a patented solar swimming pool heating system, the company has grown exponential over the past three decades. Today, it boasts nearly 30,000 customers across the country who have saved money on heating costs with the company’s energy-efficient solutions. The company continues to introduce innovative solar energy systems, including solar pool heaters, solar energy collection panels, and even solar root heating and nutrient delivery systems for the agricultural industry. “We started with a unique business model and a simple motto: ‘Do what we say we are going to do’,” says Roy Heine, President and founder of the solar energy manufacturing firm. “That commitment to manufacturing and customer service excellence has positioned us well for continued growth in the coming decades.” To learn more about the company’s solar pool heating systems and its expertise in solar energy collection, visit http://www.suntreksolar.com/solar-pool-systems/why-go-solar/ or call the firm at (800) 2 WARM IT.
Suntrek Industries, Inc., was established in 1991 in Irvine, California. The first product it developed was a high-performance solar panel system for heating swimming pool water. Innovation continued at the company, which saw the development of a range of energy-efficient solar water heating and solar electricity products in the years since its founding. In 2006, the company diversified its product line extensively, rolling out new technologies and new energy-efficiency with each new product. Suntrek solar power systems can be found in residential, commercial, and government buildings throughout the western states.
Today, the company corporate headquarters is still in Irvine and also operates two regional offices, one in Las Vegas, Nevada, and one in Martinez, California. All three corporate offices provide the products and services the company is known for; their “Power of Three” services of solar pool heating, solar power systems, and solar hot water systems are trademarked. The company has worked with thousands of individual and business clients, including large government entities like Yosemite National Park, the San Diego Unified School District, the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), and the Long Beach Airport. Corporate clients include the McDonalds Corporation, the LDS Church in Salt Lake City, Utah, and the Irvine Company. “Our success over the past three decades is a combination of our hard work and our incredible customer base,” adds a spokesperson for the company. “We look forward to the next 30 years as we provide energy-saving solutions to residential and commercial clients.” For more information on the company and its services, visit http://www.suntreksolar.com/ or call Suntrek at (800) 2 WARM IT.
Headquartered in Irvine, California, Suntrek Industries, Inc. has been a leader in solar energy and solar heating systems for residential and commercial customers. The company’s extensive line of hot water and pool heating systems and photovoltaic panel arrays are known for industry-leading efficiency. The company operates three regional offices, and has worked with nearly 30,000 customers across the country. Suntrek has manufactured and installed solar systems since 1991, giving them the experience and the technical know-how to develop energy-saving power and heating systems for any application.
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Suntrek Industries, Inc.
5 Holland, Building 215
Irvine, California 92618
Every year, winds whip through Las Vegas and Henderson, potentially damaging solar pool heating systems. It is very important to have your solar pool heating system maintained to prevent wind damage.
Here are a few helpful tips:
- Have an annual check up by your solar energy company.
- Make sure all your roof attachments are solid and secure.
- If your system should be winterized to protect from freeze damage, have your solar collectors drained and your system turned off.
- What condition is your roof in? Keep in mind that your solar system is attached to your roof and if your roof is in poor condition, the attachment system can be jeopardized.
- If your roof needs to be replaced, coordinate the removal and re-installation of your solar pool system with your solar energy company.