Making the decision to switch to solar is easy. However, once the initial decision is made, there are a lot of other choices that come into play. What kind of solar panel should I get? What kind of battery will work best for me? What’s the deal with solar inverters, and how do I choose? While these are all decisions you must make regarding what you want on your roof, you also need to work to determine if you need to replace your roof prior to installation.
Evaluating your roof prior to installation is perhaps one of the most important steps to take before committing to solar panels. If your roof is not in good shape during the installation process, there is a chance that down the line you would have to pay to remove then reinstall your panels in order to repair your roof.
Determining the Quality of Your Roof
How do you know if your roof is new enough for installation? Typically solar companies recommend that your roof has at least 15 years of life remaining prior to installation. If a roof’s life remaining falls in between 10 and 15 years, customers are recommended to look at their solar savings to determine if they want to replace their roof prior to installation. It’s not uncommon for individuals to try and get a few more years out of their roof before choosing to replace it.
There are however some signs you can look for on your own to determine the quality of your roof. These include missing shingles, granules from your shingles in your gutters or washing off the roof or damp spots in your attic.
When making the decision to switch to solar and assessing the quality of your roof, it’s also important to note the positive impact solar panels can have on your roof. In addition to being cost effective and environmentally friendly, solar panels protect your roof from harsh elements and weather; preserving the quality of your roof for years to come.
There is no better time to make the switch to solar. To learn more, you can reach us at 1-877-772-6357.