Solar Panels & Hail Storms – What You Need To Know

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Unfortunately, hail does happen sometimes. In most cases, you have nothing to worry about. Solar panels are very durable and built to withstand common hail.

With that said, if the hail is dense and uncommonly large, there is a chance that your solar panel could be damaged. After a hail storm, it's always a good idea to visually inspect your panels (as much as possible) to check for damage. You should also check your solar energy monitoring software to ensure that your system is still producing similar amounts of energy as before.

If you do find some damage to your solar panels as a result of hail, your homeowner's insurance will usually cover the hail damage as a natural disaster. This is why we always recommend that customers discuss their new home solar energy system with their insurance agent after install in order to ensure proper coverage.

If your solar panels and system are damaged by hail, contact us today and we will assess the damage and work with your insurance company to get your repairs or replacement covered.

In addition to possible damage to your panels, hail storms are also possible of causing damage to your roof. If your roof is damaged, you may need to remove your solar panels so that the roof can be repaired. In these cases, we are able to make the roof repairs directly, or we can remove your solar panels and then reinstall them after the roof repairs have been completed.

So while hail damage does happen, it really shouldn't be a big worry as long as you make sure that your system is covered by your homeowners insurance. If you do happen to experience hail damage, contact us as soon as possible so we can help assess the damage and get you back up and running as quickly as possible.