If you decide that the best place to install your new solar panels is on top of your roof, we at Atlas Power Corp, understand. However, it’s important to know what kind of condition your roof is in before you make the plunge. If you believe your roof will require maintenance, or even repair, after your solar panels are installed, be sure to consider the following:
Call a Professional
Before having your solar panels installed, be sure to contact a roofing contractor to assess the damage. If you have only a few shingles loose, the repair should be simple and not interfere with the solar panel installation. However, if the contractor says your roof may need to be replaced, this will be an additional cost to keep in mind.
Know the Cost
When you really need a new roof, that will be a large expense that needs to be taken care of eventually. Should you choose to install solar panels before replacing the roof, imagine what sort of damage might be done. When your roof replacement is no longer avoidable, don’t forget to factor in the following costs:
- Removing the solar panels – In order to install a new roof, your solar panels will need to be removed briefly.
- Reinstalling the solar panels – After the roof is complete, you will likely need to pay the installation fees again to get them back onto your roof.
- Electric bill – When your solar panels are down, you will not be producing power. This means your electric bill will go up until the panels are back on your roof and functioning properly.
In the end, it’s important to weigh the pros and cons before installing solar panels on a damaged roof. When you do decide to install those solar panels, be sure to get the solar batteries for your Seattle home that you can trust! Contact the pros at Atlas Power Corp today!