A New Roof & Solar Panels: The Perfect Pair
You need a new roof but you also want to get solar panels so you can start producing clean and green energy. Both are investments so you figure you can only do one at a time. However, there are many benefits to getting a new roof & solar panels at the same time. There are cost savings, you can extend the life of your new roof, and your solar production won’t be interrupted when you do end up needing a new roof. Solar panels and a new roof are a perfect pair.
First off, it is important to note that it is not beneficial for everyone to get a new roof when you decide to go solar. If you have replaced your roof in the past 5 – 10 years you should still have plenty of life left in it. However, if you need to replace your roof in the next 5 -10 years and would like to go solar, it is something that you should consider. One of the benefits of getting a new roof when you are going solar is the cost savings. The portion of your new roof that is having the solar panels installed on it, is eligible for the same 30% Federal Tax Credit that is available when you go solar. Therefore, you can get a significant cost savings on your roof that you wouldn’t otherwise.
Solar panels not only provide you with renewable energy but they can also extend the lifespan of your roof. They protect your roof from the elements that can cause damage to it. This can include snow, wind, rain, ice, and even the sun. When you get a new roof and solar panels together you are extending the life of your roof while producing clean energy which is a win-win in our book.
Another advantage of having a new roof installed when you go solar is the uninterrupted solar production. If your roof is going to have to be replaced in a few years, after going solar, you are going to have to pay for the panels to be removed, roof to be installed, and panels to be put back on your new roof. You will also miss out on the solar production while your panels are off the roof. To save you all of this hassle and money it can be more beneficial to get your roof replaced before you put solar panels on it.
There are many benefits to getting a new roof & solar panels at the same time. Again, not everyone needs a new roof to go solar but if your roof is towards the end of its life it is a good idea to invest in one. If you are unsure if you need a new roof we would be happy to help you determine that. You can contact us here with any of your roofing and/or solar power needs!