Best Practices To Install Solar On Metal Roofs

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With the demand for sustainable power on the rise, building owners and homeowners alike are turning to solar power as a supplemental power generator. Choosing the right platform for solar panels is critical to the design process and can significantly impact both initial and long-term costs.

This course covers the various types of metal roofs, how they are constructed and their numerous advantages for solar installations. Various solar mounting systems and the myriad of roof attachments are presented along with performance and cost comparisons. Finally, other fundamental aspects of solar installation on metal roofs are discussed.

Credit: NABCEP-Approved – Earn 1 JTA hrs

Learning Objectives

  • The basics of metal roofs and metal roof components, including their widespread use.
  • How a metal roof is a perfect solar platform.
  • A comparison of mounting methods and attachments for solar on metal roofs.
  • Best practices for installing solar on metal roof.

Lesson 1

Metal Roofing And Solar

David Stahler 

david stahler

With a background in distribution and manufacturing, specifically building materials, David joined S-5! in 2011. In addition to managing distributor relationships, as the director of sales for the U.S., he oversees the domestic sales team and sales strategy. He assists his team in developing and growing their network of distributors and installers.

David is particularly talented at sales and margin growth, as well as troubleshooting and helping distributors overcome challenges whether it is purchasing related issues, developing sales and marketing strategies, sharing best practices or providing internal feedback for continual product and sales improvement.

When he is not at work, David enjoys traveling, hiking, the outdoors and anything that gets the adrenaline going. He also enjoys collecting sports memorabilia, Native American art and antiquities.