When making the switch to solar energy, you might end up having to replace the roof on your home before the installation process can begin. There are a couple of different situations that warrant a roof replacement is an absolute necessity. If your roof is in bad shape or the roofing material isn’t capable of withstanding a new solar system, you have no other choice than to replace the roof. Replacing your roof before the solar system is installed is crucial. Beyond being able to take advantage of the 30 percent tax credit for your new solar system, you can also get a credit for the cost of your new roof.
Having the roof replaced at the same time as your solar panels are installed will save you a lot of time and hassles. You won’t have to worry about removing the solar panels down the line to get everything installed, which is a huge relief. The type of roofing material you have installed can also impact the installation process. Certain types of roofing materials, such as clay tiles, are extremely fragile and won’t be able to hold the weight of your new solar system. Metal roofs and Spanish tile can also prevent the system from being securely affixed to your roof. It is because of this that these roofs will have to be swapped out. By installing the new roof along with your solar system, you can take advantage of the 10-year warranty.
In the event that you don’t want to replace your entire roof, we can always do a partial reroof job for you as well. When that happens, we simply replace the part of the roof where the panels are going to be installed and put in new roofing material. After the panels are installed, you won’t be able to see the new roofing materials at all. This keeps your roof looking the same as it did before, with the exception of the new panels. We want to make sure you get a clean, polished look, while being able to save money each month on your energy bill.
One of our specialists can go over your options with you and help you determine what is in the best interest of your home and your new system. We take the time to listen to what it is that you are looking for and work hard to help bring your dreams to life.
Frequently Asked Questions
As of Mid 2016, the installed cost of solar panels ranged from $5-$6 per watt: A 5 kW system would typically cost around $25,000-$35,000. You'll find our pricing extremely competitive in comparison. Also, in certain cases up to 50% of the cost can be subsidized and we provide great financing on top of that. Please contact us now for Free consultation and find out your exact costs.
Yes, you'll need a permit to have solar installed at your location. Costs may vary. Please call us for an estimate of all costs.