Solar Panel Storm Damage
In the Las Vegas valley, the use of solar panels is becoming increasingly popular. They can provide homeowners the ability to decrease their utility bills and are environmentally friendly. However, some local homeowners may question their durability especially when it comes to severe storm type weather such as floods, high winds, hail damage, and monsoons. Here are some things you may want to consider.
Solar panels are durable but much like any building material, they are also vulnerable to storm damage which can flood and damage other parts of your home as well. Homeowners who have sustained storm damage in Las Vegas may find it helpful to contact us, especially if they have a flood at (702) 436-2555.
Common types of damage from a storm may include:
- Roof leaks as a result of improper installation and/or directly from storm damage.
- Scratches from large tree limbs or wind blown particles which can effect the panel's ability to function.
- Lightning strikes can also damage solar panels.
What Las Vegans Consider To Be The Biggest Threat
Most homeowners local to Las Vegas, Nevada consider hail storm damage to be the biggest concern when installing roof mounted solar panels. Today, these panels are constructed to withstand the impact of hail. However, there are several different manufacturers of solar panels. So it is advisable to research the brand you plan to install and their durability to withstand hail storms.
As a homeowner you can seek the advice of your solar panel installer on the best way to care for your new panels. With their help you should be able to position the panels to help them work as efficiently as possible while avoiding possible damage from trees and shrubs. Reach out to us at SERVPRO of Southwest Las Vegas if you need help with structural damage to your property.