The quality and age of your roof are a major concern before you install solar panels. Even though they know that homeowners may have roof problems within a few years, it’s still important to inform them. ESD Solar will not do that to you! ESD Solar will assist you in making sure your roof is in good condition before installing any solar panels to prolong the life of your roof.
Are Your Roofs Solar Ready?
These are the aspects of your roof that should be considered before you install solar.
The Age Of Your Roof
If your roof is nearing 20 years old, it will be considered “too aged”. Even if there are no damages, many home insurance companies won’t renew your policy if your roof has been around for 20 years.
It is a good idea to have your roof inspected and re-roofed if your roof is approaching the 20-year mark. This will ensure your roof will be covered by your insurance and be able to withstand solar energy.
Asphalt shingle roofs should not exceed 10 years of age and be in good condition before you start a solar installation.
Solar is best for roofs that are well-made and newer. However, we are happy to fix any roof-related issues after installation.
Your Roof’s Square Footage
When it comes to solar installation, the size of your roof is important. It must meet minimum surface requirements.
This minimal usable area allows for your solar system’s correct installation on your roof. It also meets your solar requirements and complies with building codes.
Many building codes require open roof access. These concerns will be addressed by ESD Solar’s solar consultant.
What Material Is Used To Make Your Roof?
For solar panels, asphalt roofing is excellent roofing material. Most roofing materials can also be modified to allow for solar installation.
Other Roof Considerations
- Pay attention to the fine print in your roof warranty. If solar panels are installed on your roof, there may be language that will void the warranty.
- Reputable solar companies will repair or replace any damaged roof during installation.
- Consider installing solar panels on outbuildings and large sheds if you have lots of lands. This will save you money on solar panels for your roof and protect your warranty.
- ESD Solar, a reputable solar panel contractor, will inspect your roof before proceeding with a sale. Before we proceed, we want to make sure your roof is in top condition.
Install Solar With ESD Solar
No worries if you’re ready to go solar, but aren’t sure if your roof is in good shape. ESD Solar is your best choice! ESD Solar will inspect your roof and ensure it meets our requirements for solar installation.
This post was written by Daniel Massaad, owner and expert solar technician at Energy Solutions Direct! ESD is one of the top solar companies in St Petersburg FL! Our licensed and certified contractors are masters of their craft; with years of experience servicing the great Tampa Bay area and beyond, the choice is simple. ESD excels at offering you the best in solar value!