Here’s why roofing experience is important for solar installation
- Implement best roofing installation practices for solar panels.
- Recognize any red flags during the site inspection of a new or existing roof.
- Answer any questions regarding the impact of traditional solar panels on the roof.
- Install your rooftop solar panel system using techniques to prevent future roofing issues.
- Quickly address any issues that may come up with the roof during installation of the solar panels.
- Ensure that your roof warranty remains secure.
With proper financing, solar can be a reality for almost any budget. It’s easier and more affordable than ever to let the sun power your home. Premo Solar can help you through the process.
- Premo Solar is an authorized contractor for CaliforniaFIRST’s residential PACE (property assessed clean energy) program. PACE loans are made possible by legislation that allows providers of finance and governments to work together to offer residential homeowners loans for energy efficient products, including solar.
- If you have built up equity in your home, consider a Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC). Easy to do and you can start the process with a call to your bank or any local bank that offered HELOCs.
- If you are getting a new home mortgage loan the cost of buying a solar photovoltaic system could be included.
Installing solar panels is a perfect way to reduce or even totally eliminate your electric bill each month. While the savings can be enormous, there are some things you need to think about before adding solar panels to your home’s roof.
You’ll want to determine how old your roof is and make sure it’s safe to install solar panels. A reputable solar company like Premo Solar will check for wear and tear as well as the roof’s support structure to make sure the roof can support the weight of the panels. If it is discovered the roof has underlying issues, a capable roofing contractor like Premo Roofing can repair and strengthen the roof to ready the structure for the installation of the solar panels.
The surface area of your roof will determine how large the solar system can be. If your roof is reasonably small or only gets direct sunlight on a small portion of the roof, the quantity of panels that can be installed will be limited. Your solar installation team can help you determine what is the best solution for your roof.
Obviously, solar panels work best when they are in direct sunlight where they can produce the maximum amount of energy. Keep in mind, the direct sun exposure doesn’t have to last all day because most panels can produce electricity even in lower light.
If you are planning on staying in your home for the next few years, solar panels can be a perfect investment. It can take several years before you see a full return on your investment, so if you are planning to move in the next year you may want to put off your solar purchase. But remember, if you do end up selling your home your new solar system can increase your home’s resale value by at least 4 percent.
A neighborhood HOA can overturn your plans to install solar on your home. They may specify how many panels you are allowed to install or could constrain you from installing them at all.
If you’ve been asking yourself, should I get solar for my home? Schedule an estimate with an experienced professional like Premo Roofing and let them assess your needs.