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Check with a structural engineer before installing solar panels on your roof. Make sure they are properly installed to consider weight, positioning and uplift. #solarpanels #structuralengineering #banstead #surrey

Make sure your building is ready to take photovoltaic panels before you invest.

In this article from they talk about the things to consider when adding solar panels to your roof.

"Anyone considering PV panels should look beyond the capital cost and payback periods to the impact the installation could have on their roof."

"As well as the additional dead load, there are lateral wind forces and uplift to take into account. The positioning of many installations creates a cavity below the panels which is open on all sides. This creates perfect conditions for wind to gust in and generate uplift."

"The extra stresses that the installation poses need to be reviewed by a structural engineer or roofing specialist."

Angell Thompson structural engineers can help by offering advice for your building.

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