Solar Installation Quality – Tile Grinding

Solarbank has developed a 6 point check to give you an idea of the smaller things we think about to ensure that your installation goes as smoothly as possible.

Point 2: Tile Grinding

Tile grinding is simply using a the process of grinding a small portion off of some roof tiles in order to allow the brackets (which hold the rails in place) to fit securely onto your roof without jeopardising the integrity of your roof.

Clean Energy Council Guidelines

The Clean Energy Council installation guidelines require tile grinding. Tile grinding is critical when installing on a tile roof to ensure that the tile itself is not resting on the stainless steel bracket, which is fitted to mount the solar rails. If the tile is resting on this bracket there is a strong chance the tile will crack over time, potentially leading to water leaking into the roof. We care about your property and we make sure there is no chance tiles can crack or leak in the future.

Here are some images to give you an idea of what tile grinding involves:

solar tile bracket installed on roof solar tile bracket installation solar panel tile grinding

Quality Check Point 3: Rooftop Isolator Protection

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