• Composite Shingle Solar Installation San Diego

  • Composite shingle solar panel installations are without a doubt the most common solar installations out there. In fact, according to our own internal calculations, they make up around 38% of all solar installations, making them the most common. While they are the most typical, every solar company has different methods they use for solar installation on composite shingle roofs, some of which are better than others.

    Over our 20 years in business we have installed on literally thousands of composite shingle roofs, and have therefore developed a tried and true installation process that is minimally invasive and efficient. We have earned a reputation of success based on these practices, and are trusted to perform them as a result.

    In the spirit of transparency, we decided to lay out how we install on composite shingle roofs so that you, the customer can be knowledgeable of what goes on up on the roof. Take a look at these steps to know how we install on composite shingle roofs.

    1. The array is first laid out by measurements supplied from the initial site survey.
    2. Once the rafter is located a pilot hole is then drilled in the center of the rafter where the rafter and chalk line intersect.
    3. The flashing is then fitted with a butyl rubber tape and mastic is also applied.
    4. The flashing is then installed between the shingle over the pilot hole and affixed to the shingle roof surface via a lag bolt through the L-foot that is supplied in the mounting kit.
    5. Once the rails are leveled and secure a junction box is then installed to the top rail of each array / circuit.
  • 6.  The conduit stub up is then flashed with a conduit flashing just as any other roof vents would be. A mastic is applied to the underside of the flashing and it is then slipped between the shingle tabs and sealed.

    7.  The electrical is completed. (wire pulled to the main service/sub panel.)  

    8.  Lastly. All the modules are installed one by one. All racking hardware (mid & end clamps) is then torqued to manufacturers specifications