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SeamSafe and Solar Power

February 26th, 2015

The country just experienced a cold snap that reminded us that no matter where we live, we are deeply entrenched in the winter grasp of Mother Nature. What do we crave the most during these long winter months? We crave the sunshine. We desperately want the warmth on our skin and the light in our space. Perhaps the sun is such a vital part of our psyche because it is also incredibly important to our survival.

According to the NY Times, utilizing the sun in practical ways has been around since the 1950s when Bell Labs discovered how to convert sunlight into electricity. “Enough sunlight falls on the earth’s surface every hour to meet the entire world’s energy needs for one year.” And even though the world has been slow to accept this form of power, the market is growing by leaps and bounds. The advantages to utilizing solar power include lowered utility bills and, currently, a 30% federal tax credit.

So what does the increase in solar panel installation have to do with SeamSafe? Research shows that there is an increase in the use of metal roofing materials. Additionally, solar panels are being installed at an increased rate in a metal-roof environment.

When solar panels are installed, fall-arrest protection is just as important as it is with metal roof installation. The ongoing protection potential is even greater for solar panels. These panels on residential and commercial buildings must be maintained. To ensure the efficiency of solar panels, dust and other particles must be removed periodically. The right fall-arrest anchors are vital to ensure the safety of those installing and maintaining the product.

Our SeamSafe roof anchors and compatible brackets are the best choice for your project. Please check out our product page to learn more about our safety systems. You can also contact us with any questions at 1-855-263-1521.