Considering Solar Photovoltaic System Installation? How Does it Affect You Roof?
If you’ve been on the fence about installing solar panels on your roof for fear that it will make roof repairs difficult, we have good news for you. While your solar photovoltaic panels do need to be removed when your roof is being repaired or replaced, that job is much easier than you might think. Most modern solar panels are designed so they can be attached and removed using basic hand tools. It does take a little bit of time to remove all the panels when you have to make roofing repairs, but it’s still a relatively easy first step. When your roofing repairs are complete, the panels can simply be reattached firmly, and the cables that connect them to your inverter or junction box can be reconnected just as easily.
Of course, this also means that a solar photovoltaic system installation is just as easy as the repairs. In fact, if you’re considering replacing your roof anyway, there is no reason why you can’t make the extra step and install solar panels while you’re at it. According to the National Renewable Energy Laboratory or NREL, the average cost of a solar photovoltaic system installation is $19,000. When this is combined with the average $10,000 price tag for a roof replacement, the total costs can come close to or even exceed $30,000. However, many roofing contractors can perform a roof replacement and a solar panel installation at the same time for around $25,000. Not only could this save you between $4,000 and $5,000, but it will give you a more energy-efficient home along with lower energy bills overall. And as we said before, solar photovoltaic system repairs in the East Bay area are much simpler than you think, so you don’t have to worry about spending too much money on repairs or a roof replacement.
Solar Photovoltaic Systems in the East Bay
If you live in the East Bay area and you’re interested in having a solar photovoltaic system installed on your roof, contact Century Roof and Solar today. We are the leading roofing contractor and solar solution provider in the San Francisco Bay area, and we will be happy to answer any questions you might have about a solar photovoltaic system installation in the East Bay neighborhood or the surrounding area.