had leaks only on the panels.
How does a panel leak into the house? If a panel leaks, it is on top of the shingles. If there was a leak in the house from the roof area it was leaking from the installation/penetration point. That has NOTHING to do with the gear and everything to do with the installation. there were TONS of jackleg solar installers that were out there trying to make a quick bucks when incentives were favorable...that doesnt mean that they knew what there were doing when they installed the gear!
Ive sat in on multiple wind load testings at the National Wind Load Testing Facility and I can assure you that if a solar manufacture is selling gear in the US....roof leaks is of no concern of the manufacture after all of the hoops that we have to jump through to pass those tests.
No on the other hand....if installers dont install it properly.....I agree with you 100% that it could be a problem.
Obviously we are both passionate about our professions but it is obvious that you profession has an agenda when insurance claims are filed...and that is not to pay any more that you have to....place that blame on the homeowner, the builder, the contractor, the manufacture...etc.
My passion is from the prospective of a manufacture....we build it as the guidelines say we need to build it.... those guidelines often drive up the cost to the consumer and make products such as solar expensive...but we do it. Then we have to battle with insurance shmucks that still try to point the finger at manufactures because they know they have the deep pockets.
I understand your prospective and I am sure that you understand mine. It might make for a good internet discussion but we both now that when it comes down to it, we both have our reasons for our standpoint on the topic.