Solar panels are a great investment that can help homeowners save money on their electric bills. Like most items around the home, solar panels require maintenance and occasional repairs to stay in tip-top condition.
Strong winds or violent storms can damage a solar panel’s mounting frame and anchors. When this happens, some of the frame’s parts may break or get lost. It’s best to replace these parts as soon as possible. Some ways to get replacement parts are to contact the solar panel company directly or purchase custom rubber molded parts that match the original part dimensions.
Solar panel panes are made from glass. Severe weather, like hail, can crack the panes. When the panes are broken, the solar panels become less effective. It’s best to totally replace a broken pane. Make sure to wear gloves to do this safely. If you do not have time to replace the glass, try using glass tape for a temporary fix.
Again, harsh weather can cause wires to become loose. This can cause the solar panels to function less efficiently. If you think your wires are loose, call a professional to check. Checking it yourself could result in electrocution! This is one repair that a professional should take care of. So, don’t try this at home! However, it’s still good to know that loose wiring could cause solar panel problems.
A solar panel is a great investment. The likelihood that a solar panel will become damaged if you live in an area with a mild climate is low. However, it’s always important to know the common repairs and what to do about them. Whether you are replacing parts with rubber molded parts, fixing glass with glass tape, or calling a professional to fix damaged wires, the benefits of owning a solar panel still far outweigh the possible damage costs.