Solar energy is a rapidly growing market, having seen a dramatic price drop in recent years. As a result, more homeowners are interested in investing in solar to save money on their utilities while reducing their carbon footprint.
Some homeowners worry about installing rooftop solar panels, knowing they might need to get their roof repaired or replaced somewhere down the line. The good news is that replacing a roof with solar panels is more than a possibility. Learn more below about how your solar installer can help ensure your solar panels stay safe during a roof replacement.
You might be wondering how do you replace your roof with solar panels? You can replace your roofing under solar panels, but you'll need to remove the panels before starting the process. While keeping the panels in place during the replacement process may seem more straightforward, it can make the job more challenging and cause unnecessary damage to your solar panels. You should contact your solar provider to remove your solar panels before you start any roof restoration projects.
Solar panels can last a significant amount of time and, depending on your roofing material, can outlast your roof, making a replacement inevitable in some cases. Replacing your roof before investing in solar can help reduce this risk, but you can't eliminate the possibility of damage resulting from severe storms and other weather-related events.
Regardless of when you decide to replace your roof, remember to remove any solar technology beforehand. You can learn more below about when you need a new roof and the steps involved in replacing a roof with solar panels.
You should consider multiple factors when deciding if you need a new roof. Here are some typical indications that you need to replace roofing under solar panels.
Before installing solar panels, have your roof professionally assessed. Installing solar panels on an old or leaking roof means you'll likely need a replacement sooner rather than later. Getting your solar panel array uninstalled and reinstalled can be costly. A roofing professional can evaluate your roof to determine if a replacement is necessary, especially if your roof is several years old.
A quality roof can protect your home from the outside elements, such as debris, weather, mold buildup and leaks. Installing solar panels on a damaged roof can cause further structural integrity, impacting your roof's ability to perform its job. If you don't yet have solar panels, you should determine if you need to replace your roof before investing in the technology.
If you're trying to replace a roof with solar panels, you should follow specific steps to ensure the entire process goes smoothly.
Whether you have existing solar panels or are looking to invest, S&H Solar is here to help. We can safely uninstall and reinstall solar panels during your roof replacement, protecting your investment. If you don't have solar panels yet, we can inspect your roof to determine if you might need to upgrade it first. Our solar experts can walk you through each step of the process, helping you maximize your solar investment.
Our mission is to help homes and businesses in small towns and rural areas get equipped with solar, allowing them to take control of their power rather than renting it from a utility company. Our solar services will help save you money and reduce your carbon emissions. Get a free quote for your solar system, or contact us today to learn more about how we can help!