Glen Mills, PA

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Creative Solar Mounting Solution Helps Chester County Man to Get the Most Out of New Roof

A Homeowner from Glen Mills, PA was in the market for replacing his roof. He elected to switch from an asphalt shingle roof type to a much more durable, longer-lasting material: metal standing seam.  

A new metal rooftop has an impressive life expectancy (approx. 40—70 years!) and for the homeowner, this presented a prime opportunity for long-term benefits that would go beyond reliable shelter. Specifically, it would be an excellent chance to incorporate a PV solar system for his home.  

When considering a home solar system, it is a good rule of thumb to consider the current age of the roof. If the roof hasn’t been replaced in decades or is nearing the end of its life cycle, it is beneficial to replace the roof prior to solar installation, so that both warranties are good for 25 years and beyond. 

He approached TerraSol with the goal of incorporating a solar system that would offset as much of his existing power usage as possible, without damaging or voiding the warranty of the roof.  

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