Solar Power is the preeminent, most efficient renewable energy in the world. And in California, solar incentives and tax credits have put solar power within range for homeowners. Residential solar in San Carlos is growing fast.
Going solar will save you money, and you can even slash your electric bill. Solar power will give you a hedge against rising electricity prices rising each year. And Solar is an investment that will increase the value of your home.
First, the Roof
The first step in going solar is the initial evaluation of your property. And the most significant issue when installing solar panels is the condition of your roof. If your contractor finds that you need a new roof before installing panels, you will need to do that first.
There are not many solar contractors that install roofs along with solar. Semper Solaris is an exception and is the top contractor for solar roofing in San Carlos. We are experts in the design, construction, and repair of roofs as well as solar panel installation. We provide top-notch service with knowledgeable, experienced technicians and engineers. We will get your solar power up and running in no time.
Roof Repair or Replacement
Unless your roof is relatively new or even in good condition, it is probable that your roof will need repairs at some point. An older roof will degrade faster than your solar panels, so it is beneficial to take into account the life expectancy of your roof vs. solar panels.
Panels can last for 35 years. A roof can last as long depending on the design and materials used in its construction. If your roof is 5 to 10 years away from needing replacement, it is a smart idea to consider replacing it before you install solar panels.
In the event you need roof repair while solar panels are attached to your roof, it is a costly process that requires removing the panels and possibly the hardware. Then after the roof is repaired or replaced, there is the cost of reinstalling the panels and reconnecting the wiring. This process will be an expense over and above the roof repair or replacement.
Installing a new roof along with your solar panels will make the most of your investment. You will save money by avoiding the expense of removing and reinstalling your solar panels in the future.
If you combine a new roof with a new solar installation, it is unlikely that you will need to replace your roof for the lifespan of your panels. Panels are stronger and more durable than roofing material, and as a bonus, they will extend the life of your roof.
A solar power installation in San Carlos will save you thousands of dollars throughout the life of your solar system. The added cost of reroofing is well worth it in the long run.
Other Benefits of a New Roof
Replacing the roof on your home increases your property value, improves energy efficiency, significantly decreasing the cost of your utility bills even before installing solar power. If you need roof replacement anyway, why not install solar along with the new roof?
It is a wise investment to make, and the financial benefit is enormous for both savings and value-added to your home. If you already plan on installing solar on your rooftop, why not start clean and fresh with the addition of a brand-new beautiful roof?
Financing your Roof and Solar Installation
There are several ways to finance your roof and solar system. You can cash in on the low prices, incentives and get tax credits to help cover your solar costs in San Carlos.
· Finance your investment with an energy efficiency loan.
· Take advantage of rebates and incentives to offset the cost of both your solar panels and roof installation.
· Fannie Mae Homestyle Energy Loans are available through your mortgage lender.
· Semper Solaris can help you with solar loan and other financing options.
Semper Solaris is the most reliable solar contractor in San Carlos. And we have built our reputation on the expert construction of roofs and roof repair.
We offer excellent warranties on roofing and solar installations and give considerable discounts when you install a new roof along with your solar panels. Call us today for an evaluation of your property for solar installation in San Carlos.