Roof Replacement and Solar Installation: A Perfect Combo
Considering going solar but worried about an aging roof? Or perhaps you’re planning for roof replacement and pondering the advantages of installing solar panels? You’re not alone. Many homeowners in the Houston area are keen to tap into the sun’s energy but are unsure how their roof condition plays into the equation. This guide will walk you through everything you need to know about roof replacement and solar panel installation.
When Should You Replace Your Roof Before Installing Solar Panels?
Your roof’s condition is critical to the success of your solar installation. Ideally, if your roof is between five and ten years from needing replacement, consider getting it replaced before installing your solar panels. An expert inspection by a Texas Direct Solar qualified roofing partner can help you decide if your roof may need to be replaced. Pairing a roof with solar may extend the lifespan of the portion of the roof covered by the panels, save you money in the long run, and ensure you avoid costs associated with future solar panel removal and reinstallation if you install panels on a poor roof.
Roof Replacement and Solar Installation Costs
Investing in a roof replacement and solar installation simultaneously might seem a significant financial commitment upfront. However, consider it an investment that may yield substantial long-term savings. Plus, you can also save up to 30% off your new solar system with the federal tax credit and use one financing option to do both projects.
Costs of Solar Panel Removal for Roof Replacement
In the unfortunate event you need to replace your roof after solar installation, additional costs will be incurred for removing and reinstalling the panels. Depending on various factors, such as the size of the system, the number of panels, and if mounting hardware also needs removal, costs can range from $1,500 to $6,000. Roughly about $200 per panel however, Texas Direct Solar customers get a much discounted rate if they need to remove their panels in the future.
Roof Warranties and Solar Installations
To ease your concerns about roofing issues post-installation, Texas Direct Solar provides warranties covering the part of the roof where the panels are installed.
Is Going Solar Still Worth It If You Need to Replace Your Roof?
Absolutely! With solar power’s potential to save homeowners money on utility bills over its lifetime, the upfront re-roofing costs can be worth it. Plus, combining roof replacement and solar installation can enhance your home’s resale value.
Ready to explore the benefits of a new roof combined with solar installation?
Get in touch with us today for a consultation and a tailored quote for your home.