Make the most of your roof replacement investment by adding solar panels
Approx. 7% of Americans replace their roofs each year. If you’re looking to replace yours in 2021, you might be feeling concerned about shelling out the cost to make this investment.
What if we told you that there was a way to recoup some of those funds to make that pain to your pocketbook less sharp? We all know that adding a new roof will raise the value of your home when it’s time to sell. However, by adding solar panels at the same time as your roof replacement, you’ll start to save on your home heating and energy bills as soon as your installation is complete. There aren’t a lot of additional expenses after your initial setup, so they will pay themselves off over time!
Furthermore, roofing and solar is like the ultimate “buy one, get one” sale for Southern California contractors like Secure Roofing and Solar. While doing a roof installation, our crew can lay down solar panels at the same time. This means homeowners pay one labor cost for what’s essentially two projects.
We all love a bargain, right? However, before you pull out your credit card, let’s make sure there’s not anything that could get in the way of your solar success.
Are solar panels worth adding to your roof replacement?
First, consider your roof’s condition and age. You wouldn’t put a new engine in a Pinto. Likewise, you wouldn’t want to invest significantly in a weak roof with curling or missing shingles, leaks, or other weather damage. Your roof may end up slumping under the weight of the panels if it is not structurally sound to begin with.
In addition, Other elements in your environment can block the sun’s rays so that your roof isn’t able to receive direct sunlight. Consider the impact of neighboring buildings, trees, other houses, and other forms of vegetation.
Finally, the materials used for your roof’s construction are also key to evaluating your home for solar energy efficiency. While it’s true you can install solar panels on virtually any roof, some materials provide pros and cons that are worth considering ahead of time.
If your roof is metal or even recycled aluminum, panels can simply be clamped and secured without even needing to be drilled into place.
Adding solar panels to your roof will increase the longevity of your entire roof. If you are getting a roof replacement with solar panels at the same time, there’s a good chance you may not need to reroof until you need a new solar system.
Consulting with our experts ahead of time is the best way to ensure your roof is a good candidate for solar as part of your roof replacement project. Contact us today for your no-cost estimate.