Solar panels are usually a fantastic idea because they drastically reduce energy bills. You are also helping the environment. Since material and labor costs continue to decline, you will not need to invest substantially in solar technologies. However, it would be best to consider your old roofs before installing solar panels.
Before installing solar panels, you should get your roof inspected to ensure that it can withstand the effort. This is essential if you believe your roof is nearing the end of its useful life.
If you replace your roof with solar panels simultaneously, there’s a strong possibility you won’t have to re-roof unless you need a new solar system. This saves you money on upkeep and energy in the long run. This article explores why you should look into changing your roof before installing solar panels and some other options available to you.
A good foundation for your solar panel
A healthy roof means a stable foundation for your solar panel to sit on. The same way you would not build your home on foundation sand is the same way you should not attempt installing solar panels on a bad roof. Look into the lifespan of your roof; if it has less than five years before it needs to get changed, then it is not a great idea to place your solar panels on it.
It saves money and time
Changing the roof when you already have an ongoing project will help you save money; think of it as a way of killing two birds with one stone. Saving money by installing solar panels on a damaged or old roof leads to severe issues in the future.
Consider how expensive it will be to have your solar panels removed and then reinstalled on your new roof by your solar installation provider. Even though you’ll have to pay for roof repair or replacement, doing so before installing solar panels will save you a lot of money and time.
Improves quality and appearance
Another thing to remember is this. Your roof contributes significantly to the insulation of your home. Because your roof isn’t able to trap that heat or air cooling, you may have to increase pressure mostly in winter and the air conditioning in the summer. A new roof will improve your home’s energy efficiency, reducing the solar panel system’s size (and cost) you’ll need to power it.
Additionally, a new roof will improve your property’s curb appeal and value, so some of the money you spent on renovating it will be repaid when you sell.
You can identify a damaged room by missing shingles, damaged tiles, and damp spots on the roof. If you notice any of these, you need to contact a professional. Here at Sunrise Exterior Inc, we have all the necessary equipment to help you out. We are always ready to assist you and help deliver a well-done job that will satisfy you.