Here is a picture of a roof with slate tiles for the roof covering. Nothing really to note here, right?
Looks like an area had been repaired or replaced but is still the same slate tile, right?
The slight color difference is probably from being newly installed or repaired. But, would it look any different at night? In the rain? How about snow covered?
The truth is, those different colored panels are solar tiles for solar enegry. Yes, they are energized and could cover an entire roof. If your wondaring, yes, they come in different colors too.
These solar panels aren’t that new to building contruction, but they always stuck out like a sore thumb. Now, with new technology, companies are able to make these panels “blend in” and look very much like the rest of the house and roof.
If you pulled up on one of these houses would you know how to operate safely on this roof?
What is the primary concern with these types of roofs?
Post your experiences and/or ideas about this new challenge that we will all someday see.
Stay safe and be careful out there. Train hard and often.