Thinking About Solar Panels? Don’t Forget To Check The Roof First

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Thinking About Solar Panels

More and more homeowners are choosing to add solar power to their homes, but they may overlook an important factor: the roof under the solar panels.

Whether you own a tile or an asphalt shingle roof you must make sure that the roof is in excellent condition prior to installation of a solar panel system. If your tile roof is over 20 years old, it is probably time to consider changing the felt under the tile as it may be dried out. If your asphalt shingles are between 15 and 20 years old, you may consider changing them; especially if they are visibly aged.

Since solar panels have a life of 20 plus years, you want to make sure your roof can last at least that long. You never want to have to disconnect your system for a roof replacement for 3 main reasons. 1) Disturbing the components of a solar panel system may damage them. 2) No roofer will warrantee that the system will work again after they reinstall it. 3) the company that installed the system will probably charge a fortune to disconnect and reconnect the system and not even guarantee it since the technology might be obsolete.

If you’re considering a residential solar power system, first start with your roof. Your choice of roofing will play a key role in the successful installation and operation of your system.

If you would like to know more or have questions concerning your roofing, J.B Roofing Wholesale is the first place to contact. You can visit them at or reach them directly at (626) 799 0440. They are located at 1095 S. Fair Oaks in Pasadena.

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