Roofing manufacturers preach common sense when it comes to solar best practices

By Kelly Pickerel Although a few asphalt shingle roofing manufacturers have a specific presence in solar (CertainTeed has its solar shingles and GAF recently released a decking-attached solar system), most are pretty hands-off when it comes to solar installations. This means solar contractors have to navigate varying roofing suggestions and association guidelines to ensure a solar array is installed correctly and warranties are upheld.
REC Solar employees install PV modules on a Colorado home in 2012. (Photo by Dennis Schroeder, NREL)
“In an ideal world, a solar installer would reach out to the roofer that put the roof on and give them a head’s up,

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