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  •  Panels are attached to (12+ / 0-)

    a mounting system that's not going anywhere. Unless, of course, your roof is going somewhere, but then you've got a different problem. And even then, the panels often survive when the roof doesn't. This is not an unusual scenario: http://1bog.org/...

    Because the wind can slip over the smooth panel surface better than it can the rough roofing. The panels are attached - with large hardware - to the rafters in multiple places.

    Things have come a LONG way since the 1970s, and even the late 1990s. There are stringent codes for panel installation.

    •  Granted, I'm inland (Northern Baltimore County) (2+ / 0-)
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      jfromga, weatherdude

      from the east coast, but my 44 panels, which were installed a day before Irene last year, survived gale force, if not hurricane force winds both last year and this past Monday. (So did my roof and the rest of the house.)

      A society grows great when old men plant trees in whose shade they know they shall never sit. - Greek proverb

      by marleycat on Thu Nov 01, 2012 at 09:25:53 AM PDT

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