Did you know solar panel systems can last around 30 years? If you or someone you know is thinking about going solar it may be a good idea to check if your roof needs maintenance to ensure the lifetime of your investment.
If your roof is between five and 10 years from needing replacement, consider having it evaluated by an expert to make sure it can withstand solar panel installation. If the result of the assessment concludes that your roof needs replaced before going solar it is a good idea to follow through. Because solar panels are more durable than most roofing materials, when you combine a solar installation with a roof replacement, the panels will verifiably extend the lifetime of the portion of the roof that they cover.
Finding out specific roof replacement and labor costs can be difficult because of many project variables. When it comes to residential solar installations, it can cost somewhere between $2000 to $6000 for removal or re-installation, not including the estimated cost for actual roof replacement. The good news is some solar system installations can include the cost of replacement (especially areas directly under solar) in the 30% solar tax refund.
Go Solar California states, “With current legislation, the solar ITC for residential system owners is 30% of the total system cost with no upper limit. This 30% rate is available for systems placed in service through December 31, 2019.” More information can be found on the Residential and Commercial ITC Factsheets from Energy.gov.
It is important while researching different solar installation and roofing companies to find out the warranties they offer and warranty durations. This often helps homeowners save money by going solar in the long run and combat unforeseen costs after the solar installation process.
According to Energysage, the costs of re-roofing can be high but the savings of going solar at the same time should make up for it in the long term. If someone is planning on re-roofing anyway, it is the best time to evaluate the pros and cons of a solar panel install at the same time. Running into a roofing issue post-installation can be costly. There will be labor costs associated with taking the panels off your roof and putting them back on. Installers have different rates for their labor, sizes of the systems vary, and a place may be needed to store the equipment which causes the cost of roof replacement, after going solar, to really vary.
Going solar and including roof upgrades at the same time doesn’t have to be a long, confusing procedure. The Sungenia Solar Installation Process helps make things easy by taking care of everything. A typical solar installation schedule is 4-6 weeks. The process involves about eight easy steps which include: determining energy needs, site survey, design, proposal and financing, permits and approvals, install, inspection and SDG&E permission to operate and customer orientation.
Sungenia also works directly with reliable roofers that will honor the 10-year warranty. We are proud to state that we have never had issues, leaks or been notified of other problems from our clients. We are a referral-focused business and have created a loyal family of customers who know they will be dealing with the same people for the lifetime of their system. Our experienced crew performs every one of our installs and we focus on one project at a time, designing and installing dozens of custom systems each year. By maintaining this steady pace of work we can monitor and respond to ALL of our customers on a moment’s notice.
“Referrals and quality of work have ensured that Sungenia will always be a part of the solar landscape of San Diego County.”