Home repairs. They’re never ending and COSTLY. One of the most expensive projects your house will go through is replacing your roof. With solar energy gaining popularity, why not consider replacing your roof and installing solar panels at the same time?
Depending on the material, a roof’s life expectancy is between 20 and 50 years. If you are at the tail end of your roof’s life, you should consider replacing it and having solar panels installed simultaneously. Doing both projects independently could wind up costing more than if you had them done at the same time.
A lot of roofers and solar installers have partnerships that can save homeowners a nice chunk of change and allow you to tackle both projects at the same time. Beyond the financial perk of working with a roofer and a solar installer together, they can discuss potential issues such as roof health, and come up with a plan of action that works for everyone. They’re both specialists so use their knowledge to your advantage and make your transition to solar a seamless one.
Built in protection
If you sync up your new roof installation with adding solar panels, your roof will have some built in protection. Of course once you get your solar panels they will do their job and save on your utility bill. Another perk they provide is they will cover a significant area of your roof while protecting it from the elements and extending the life and value of it.
Boost your home’s value
Adding solar panels can boost your home’s value because they reduce energy bills and continue generating value, unlike other home improvements such as an addition or bathroom remodel. On average, homeowners who installed solar systems recovered approximately 97% of the initial investment before the savings from lowered electricity costs were factored in. In comparison, remodeling a kitchen only nets about 60% of its investment costs.
Maybe you don’t want to repair or replace your roof immediately, but you do want to add solar panels. Think about how that will impact your homes future. You’ll need to take into consideration the cost and hassle of removing the panels down the line to get under the roof. The company replacing or repairing the roof will not be the ones handling your solar panels so scheduling may be tricky. Your home will need to run off grid power for the duration of the roof repair since the solar panels will be out of commission. So if you’re used to a low utility bill, brace yourself for it to be significantly higher than normal if you do these seperately.
Solar energy is becoming increasingly more popular because it’s a great source of energy, panels are getting cheaper, and it adds value to homes. Finding the right solar system and company can be confusing but our highly trained agents are here to help. Call 888-290-3112 to speak to a licensed agent or enter your zip code in the bar on our homepage to compare your options.