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Solar panel installation – Assessing the life cycle of an industrial or commercial metal roof

You should consider the life cycle of your metal roof before installing solar panels. Due to the significant costs of the solar panel systems, the condition of the roof is critical so it should be assessed prior to solar installation. The expected life cycle of commercial solar panel systems is around 20 to 25 years, therefore it is crucial that your roof is able to match this. 

Failure to bring the roof back to standard can lead to corrosion of the roof sheets setting in beneath the solar system. Uninstalling and reinstalling solar panels in order to refurbish the roof or undertake a full roof replacement would be a costly and time consuming process. 

For these reasons, it is essential that commercial roofs are inspected and refurbished prior to the installation of any solar panel systems. Sharmans have two roof refurbishment systems:



Sharmans market leading roof refurbishment systems Delcote® and Seamsil® are proven to extend the life cycle of industrial and commercial roofs, therefore protecting the long term investment made in solar panel systems. With over 35 years of trusted performance, our products are guaranteed to extend the life of the roof.

The cost of preparing the roof with our roof refurbishment systems is a fraction of the total cost of the solar panel system. This small investment protects your larger investment. 

Protect your investment and ensure that your roof is fit for purpose with Delcote® and Seamsil®. Get in touch with our team of experts for more information.

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