With the popularity of solar power and the potential to reduce or eliminate your electricity bill, it makes sense that there would be more companies offering solar panel system installations. As the homeowner, you should know that while many of these companies consult a roofing professional, not all of them do. Some won’t even consider the condition of your roofing before selling you a solar power system. This makes it imperative that you insist that a roofing professional be brought into the project. Here are the reasons why you or the solar power installer should consult a roofing professional.
- Determine the life expectancy of your roofing. Wouldn’t it be a pain to put a new solar power system on your roof to only need to have it taken back down in a couple years to do roof replacement? The added cost could set you back years in your quest to have the solar power pay for itself. If your roofing isn’t going to last nearly as long as the solar power system, it is best to get it replaced before proceeding.
- Understand the effect the solar power installation could have on your roof warranty. If your roofing warranty is already expired, it won’t matter, but if you desire keeping the warranty intact, the roofing company should be able to tell you how to go about that.
- Determine if any roofing repairs should be made first. It might not be time for roof replacement, but you could have some areas that are in need of repair and it will be best to take care of that before putting the solar power in place.
Solar power is a wonderful investment, provided it is done in the right manner and with collaboration between your solar company and a roofing company.