In regards to clay, slate , or concrete tile roofs, a different type of strategy has to be implemented. In more sunnier areas like here in New Mexico, the decorative tile roofs are very popular. In order to best suit these types of material roofs, solar installers have had to create a different type of installation strategy in order for their customers to still receive the benefits of solar panels. With asphalt shingles, most installers would simply just drill into the roof in order to attach mounting brackets. With clay, slate, or concrete tiles, installers can’t just drill directly into the roof, at the fear of damaging the tiles. The best course of action to install solar panels to these types of roofs is to have installers remove the tiles in the areas that they need, and drill into your roof in order to attach mounting brackets. Once the area is sealed off, you can replace the tile with the tile replacer mount, which also offers another level of protection against leaks. Overall, it is very much impossible to install solar panels to these types of roofs. If you have a different type of roof, it doesn’t necessarily mean that you can’t partake in receiving the benefits of solar panel installation.