A plastic roof panel, which can help reduce the amount of water that can enter a house, has become the latest in a series of innovations that has saved homeowners money and improved their quality of life in the aftermath of a camping solar panel flood.
“It’s really a simple solution that saves homeowners money, and saves their property value,” says David J. Lacey, a certified solar installer.
“You can install it, and it’s really easy to install.”
In fact, Lacey says that his company, Solar Life, has installed a roof panel for every house that it has worked on since 2010.
“We’re a large company that is building solar panels across the U.S.,” Lacey tells Newsweek.
“There’s a huge demand for solar panels right now, and this is a very efficient way to do it.”
The plastic roof is made from polyethylene, which is flexible, and is used to make panels that can be folded and folded again.
This means that the plastic can be removed, washed, and reused.
“The idea is to reuse it after every use, so you don’t need to buy a new one,” says Lacey.
This makes it a great solution for homeowners who are already facing the challenge of keeping their property free of water.
The plastic panels, which have a flexible coating, are usually manufactured in China and then shipped overseas to customers.
The panels, manufactured by Chinese-owned company Sunpower, are designed to hold water for up to 10 days.
However, it is not uncommon for panels to last for up a year or more, depending on the product.
“Some of the panels that we’ve seen are up to four years, but the average is less than five years,” says J. Craig Robinson, president of the Solar Life company.
“This is a big difference compared to other products because it’s not just about water holding capacity.
The panel was tested for its ability to hold up to a maximum of 10 days of water, and Lacey estimates that it can withstand up to 5,000 pounds of water per hour. “
People don’t understand the problems we face with water that we’re facing, so when you install a panel, you’re really installing it to make sure it doesn’t need any more water,” Robinson says.
The panel was tested for its ability to hold up to a maximum of 10 days of water, and Lacey estimates that it can withstand up to 5,000 pounds of water per hour.
Lacy also notes that the panels are durable, with the plastic being more than 50 percent water resistant.
“A lot of the problems that we see with solar panels are caused by overuse, or by excessive moisture and temperature,” he says.
“I think people should think about the environmental impact of using these panels, because the environmental benefit of the product is tremendous.”
The solar panels have been designed to be easily removable, which Lacey points out is a major advantage.
“Most people don’t have the time to do that,” he explains.
“If they just pull them out, they lose all the water and the cost of them is much less than if they’re just thrown away.”
Lacey also notes the environmental benefits of having a solar panel.
“Even if you do have a water tank in your house, you could put it on the ground, and if it’s raining, it’s going to rain on the tank,” he tells Newsweek, adding that people can put the panels in their garden or garage.
“But if you’re in the middle of a storm, the tank will be at least two feet above the ground.
It’ll have to be removed.
The cost of that is just way too high,” Lacey adds.
Lately, Lacy says that there have been many problems with plastic roofs.
“In my experience, there have just been a lot of people that have gone out to install panels that haven’t had any problems,” he adds.
“And then we’ve had a couple of very big problems where people have died from plastic roofs, but it’s been very hard to get them to change the way they install panels.”
According to Lacey and Solar Life’s Robinson, the panel industry has been facing a lot more problems than usual since the recent flooding in Louisiana.
“So far this year, we’ve been having about 400 issues,” Robinson tells Newsweek over email.
“As of now, we’re at 400 issues, which we’ll be going to an all-time high of 1,000 issues over the next three months.”
According the Solar Energy Industries Association, more than 80 percent of Americans live in areas that have experienced severe flooding, and many are also worried about the safety of the plastic roof.
The Solar Life panel was installed in June and will last for three years.
“At this time, it looks like it’s probably going to last the whole time it’s installed,” Lace says.
Robinson says that Solar Life has received complaints about its panels, but that he does not expect the panels to be replaced.