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What Are 3 Common Causes of Solar Panel Damage?

1/9/2022 (Permalink)

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Three Common Causes Of Damage And How To Prevent Them

Though harnessing solar power for your Garland, TX, home has several benefits, you may have to deal with issues such as panel damage. This advanced equipment is also vulnerable to several environmental factors. Solar panels are still a great investment, so you should prepare to get the most out of yours.

1. Storms
Storms are the natural disasters most likely to do serious roof damage due to their combination of strong winds and precipitation. Your panels are built to resist impact, but you should still reduce the risk. Safeguard against hard rain and hail by installing smaller panels that are farther away from each other. Not only does this practice reduce the target area, but you also avoid the cost of replacing a larger panel just because it was partially hit. Contact emergency remediation specialists to treat any damage to the house itself.

2. Environmental Debris
Rain and hailstorms are not the only potential sources of panel damage. Other debris such as branches, leaves and dirt can impact the devices' functions. Even a small scratch can negatively impact the amount of energy the panels absorb. You can minimize debris from trees by keeping them away from the roof or trimming them. Perform the occasional cleaning with water and a cloth to remove other potential debris.

3. Wear and Tear
The combination of time, the elements and frequent use takes a toll on everything, even your panels. The constant presence of small dirt, wind and water can slowly damage your setup, which eventually disrupts performance. The inevitability of wear and tear is why you should have contractors inspect the solar panels and perform necessary maintenance. They can keep the system working in optimal condition and fix or replace any malfunctioning parts.
Using panels to obtain clean energy from the sun is a worthwhile investment. Prevent panel damage by anticipating the most frequent causes.

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