Can You Integrate Solar Panels or Green Roofs Into Sheet Metal Cladded Buildings?

January 28th, 2023 | in Metal Fabrication
Can You Integrate Solar Panels or Green Roofs Into Sheet Metal Cladded Buildings?

As the demand for sustainable building practices increases throughout Vancouver, many building owners are considering adding renewable energy systems, such as solar panels and green roofs, into their sheet metal cladding buildings. But are these environmental additions easy to install for metal cladding buildings?

Can You Add Solar Panels to a Metal Cladding Building?

Property owners can easily integrate solar panels into sheet metal cladding buildings. The installation involves attaching the solar panels to the existing metal roof or wall panels using mounting hardware. The solar panels connect to an inverter that converts the DC power generated by the solar panels into AC power used by the building.

The long-term benefits of adding solar panels to a sheet metal cladding building include:

  • Lower energy costs.
  • Long lifespan.
  • Minimal maintenance.
  • Increase the value of the building.

Can You Build a Green Roof on a Metal Cladding Building?

A green roof is an excellent addition if you need some greenery to de-stress at work. Green roofs provide the property with a garden in the middle of an industrial area and improve air quality by absorbing pollutants and releasing fresh oxygen.

Additionally, green roofs reduce stormwater runoff, which can prevent flooding, lowering the burden on the city's stormwater management systems.

Installing a Green Roof or Solar Panel System is Not Difficult

The installation process is seamless and unobtrusive, with little or no disruption to the building's occupants. And it is worth it for those who invest upfront, as the long-term benefits of incorporating these renewable energy systems include reduced energy costs, improved air quality, and higher property value.

If you're interested in incorporating solar panels or green roofs into your sheet metal cladding building, look no further than Klassen Building Supplies. Our team of experts has years of experience in the industry and can guide you through the process from start to finish.

Since 2004, Klassen Building Supplies has been a leader in sheet metal fabrication, supply, and installation in the Vancouver area. Klassen also does considerable custom metal work.

If you have any questions about this article or any of our sheet metal supplies, please call us at (604) 543-7331 or use the convenient form on our Contact page. Klassen is based in Surrey, BC.

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