Installing solar panels is one of the best decisions homeowners in Monterey, Santa Cruz, and San Benito Counties can make as it is a big step toward achieving energy independence and a bright, sustainable future. These panels collect abundant and free energy from the sun, which can then be used to heat and cool homes. This allows homeowners to save money on their energy bills while effectively reducing their carbon footprint and contributing to sustainability.
The average cost of a 5 kW solar panel system in Monterey, Santa Cruz, and San Benito Counties ranges from $14,917 to $20,297. This does not include the 26% Federal Investment Tax Credit or local incentives like California FIRST’s residential PACE (property assessed clean energy) program. Furthermore, the average solar payback period—or the time it takes for solar panels to recoup their initial investment through energy savings—is 5.5 to 7.5 years. Harnessing the sun’s energy to power your home has never been more affordable!
Once you have decided to go solar, you will find that the ideal place to install solar panels is on your roof. This means that you will need a licensed roofing contractor who has experience handling complex solar installation projects. Here are three ways roofing specialists ensure proper solar panel installation on your roof:
Licensed roofing contractors use the best solar panel roofing installation practices. When solar panels are not installed correctly, it can lead to safety issues or poor equipment performance. Contractor licensing standards are established in California not only to protect homeowners from unsafe practices but also to protect the solar energy industry’s reputation.
As licensed roofing contractors are familiar with the various residential roofing styles, they know exactly how solar panels should be installed on different types of roofs. Whether a roof is made of tile, composition shingles, metal, or flat tar and gravel, they can identify any red flags during the roof inspection and installation to ensure that the panels are installed correctly and effectively to prevent any future roofing problems.
Licensed roofing contractors will advise you if the solar energy system you have selected is suitable for your roof as there are some systems that your roof may not be able to accommodate. Secondly, does your roof have the adequate space to accommodate a solar system? When you hire a licensed contractor, you can be confident that they can install a system that your roof can support.
Want to go solar and save money while contributing to a cleaner future? Let Premo Roofing and our sister company Premo Solar help you get the job done right. We are a premier roofing company with over 30 years of experience in the roofing industry and over 13 years of solar experience under our belt. We will work together to provide you with a watertight roof undisturbed during the solar installation process. So, if you live anywhere in Monterey, Salinas, Carmel, Santa Cruz, or Watsonville, you can count on our quality roofing and solar energy solutions. Call us at (831) 443-3605 or contact us online for a free solar or roofing estimate.