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Old 05-16-2018, 07:54 AM   #1
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What are your thoughts about protecting rood mounted solar panels from hail damage?

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Old 05-16-2018, 07:59 AM   #2
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Quality panels are tempered glass and designed for hail events. I am sure that VERY large hail may break, but the AS is probably totaled in that case anyway.

Look at your panel website for specs and/or call them. This question also supports consideration of agreed value insurance, as an appraisal includes add-ons such as solar panels.


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Old 05-16-2018, 08:43 AM   #3
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Hail comes in a lot of sizes. If you get into the basketball sized stuff, the roof on your house may not be up to withstanding it. A flat panel will be more vulnerable that the roof on a house. Unless you are going with 1" steel plates, I'm not quite sure what you *could* fully protect them with.

At some point on the list of "rare once in 1,000 years" events ..... you just make sure the insurance policy is paid up.

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What are your thoughts about protecting rood mounted solar panels from hail damage?
My thoughts are: my panels are rated for larger hail than any other part of the coach, and they're easy to replace if broken. The solar panels are the least of my worries in a hail event.
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If you are close to the trailer and KNOW this is about to happen than a couple sheets of good old cardboard will help. No promises.
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