Considering installing a rooftop appliance? You’re not alone. Nowadays, rooftop appliances are becoming more commonplace on both residential and commercial properties. Whether you’re planning to generate your own energy using a solar panel or you’re looking for a simple storage solution for a large HVAC, the rooftop can prove the perfect place for many appliances that you may use on a day to day basis. 

Of course, when installing rooftop appliances, you do need to be certain that the rooftop is the ideal location for your chosen appliance and that your roof, in particular, can support it safely and properly. Here at Christian Brothers Roofing, we are experts in rooftop appliance installation and can provide you with further insight on the subject!

What Are Rooftop Appliances?

While you might not have heard of rooftop appliances before, chances are, you’ve benefited from them at some point during your life. Rooftop appliances, as the name suggests, is simply any appliance that is professionally fitted on top of a roof. Perhaps the most common example is a solar panel. 

However, other examples that you may be less aware of are containers, generators, compressors, breakers, compactors, chillers, meters, condensers, and HVAC units. There are various reasons for placing appliances on a rooftop, but the most common tend to revolve around space-saving techniques.


If you’re considering installing a rooftop appliance, you should take certain things into consideration before getting started.

Practical Considerations

When you mount an appliance on your roof, it’s important to be aware that it will be exposed to the elements. This means that it can face direct contact with direct sunlight, rain, sleet, snow, hail, wind and other elements that it wouldn’t face were it placed indoors. You need to make sure that the appliance you’re planning on fitting to your roof is safe to use in these conditions. You don’t want to find that the appliance breaks as soon as it comes into contact with water or as soon as it faces a particularly hot and sunny day. If it is suitable for outdoor storage and use, you also need to bear in mind that it may experience more wear and tear than your average, indoor-stored appliance. You may not get as long a life out of it.

Roof Related Considerations

When you’ve considered the practicality of installing your appliance on your roof, you also need to consider the roof that you are mounting the appliance on. All roofs are different and you may find that your roof requires repairs or maintenance before an appliance can be successfully and safely installed. We will be able to conduct a full inspection to help you with this. You also need to be aware of the weight bearing capacity of your roof and ensure that it is capable of supporting the appliance you plan to install.

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To learn more about rooftop appliance installation or for tailored advice and recommendations, get in touch today. One of our friendly team members will be able to help you further, answering any questions you may have and even booking you in for a free quote and consultation. As our testimonials show, we provide quality service and transparent pricing, so you can count on us to help you on this journey!

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