If you’ve spent the money on ground mount solar panels you may be worried about what damage severe weather may do to them, especially if you live in an area, like Florida, where hurricanes are prone to happen, this is why SEM Power, leading Florida solar installers, want to make sure you know that these panels are made to last in even the worst weather conditions. Keep reading to find out more about the strength and durability of your solar panels.

 

Can Ground Mount Solar Panels Withstand a Hurricane?

If you’re spending the money on getting solar panels installed on your home, you want to make sure that it is the right decision for you because it is a huge financial responsibility. A lot of Florida solar installers have had their clients worry about hurricanes and how they can affect and damage the panels that are installed on their home. However, it’s important to know that solar panels are made to hold up against the fiercest storms, even winds up to 157 miles per hour!

 

Similarly to any other product that you buy on the market the good solar panels are built and manufactured to last, but the cheaper ones that may save you a few dollars up front can become pretty flimsy and end up costing you a lot in the long run. The well built solar panels can withstand the debris that can get thrown around during a hurricane, but the cheaper ones typically end up with damage like broken glass.

 

If you live in an area that is prone to hurricanes or other extreme weather, there have been rules and regulations that have been passed to ensure that your solar system can and will survive the conditions they are bound to come in contact with. In the state of Florida, most places require that solar panels can survive winds up to 160 miles per hour at least and other locations like Houston, Texas that minimum number is 110 miles per hour!

 

Solar companies themselves have gone through great measures to make sure that the products they are selling don’t break or cause damage to their customers’ homes. For example, solar panels that are mounted to a roof are always positioned within a few inches of the roof, which can cause a significant amount of “uplift” or wind blowing between the panels and roof. In order to ensure that the solar panels are ripped off, taking the roof along with the huge lag, bolts are screwed into the beams of the roof and sealed.

 

Contact Florida Solar Installers

SEM Power has over 30 years of experience providing residential solar power systems to Florida residents, including the ground mount solar panels. Our team of engineers takes the time to speak with our clients to make sure we understand what they are looking for from their project as well as any concerns they have before their installation. Call or visit us today to find out why we’re one of the top solar panel companies in Florida.

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