Can a solar system be installed on any roof material?

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Solar panels can be installed on almost any kind of roof material and almost any roof structure (flat roof, pitched roof, etc.). Panels are attached to your roof with a racking system. The best racking system for your home depends on how your roof is structured and what type of roofing materials you have. Your installer will recommend the racking system most appropriate for your property.

Below are examples of the most common roof types on which people install solar and special racking considerations for each.

  • Asphalt shingle
  • Tile roof
  • Slate roof
  • Flat roof