Why Should a Roofer Install Your Solar Panels?

Why Should a Roofer Install Your Solar Panels?

Solar power is redefining the way homeowners think about their homes, their finances and ultimately their impact on the planet. Many industries are adopting solar energy into the products and services that they offer, and technologically advanced roofing companies across the nation are leading the movement.

Energy- and Eco-conscious individuals, families and businesses have begun to explore the advanced technology of solar power, which is infinite and which – properly harnessed – is an absolutely free resource that creates no pollutants or ozone destruction to the atmosphere.

For homeowners considering a transition into solar, there are a few good reasons to consider having a roofer administer the installation. This article will describe the benefits of turning to a roofing company for your solar power needs.

Why should home and business owners consider a roofing company to install their solar?

Knowledge and Familiarity of Roofs

It doesn’t take overt technical knowledge of solar energy to understand that – in nearly all structures – the ideal placement of a solar panel is on the roof. The roof is the part of the home that consistently absorbs the most sunlight and ultraviolet rays – and covering a portion of your roof with solar panels allows you to absorb and convert the energy provided naturally from the sun.

If we were talking about a technology that converted water from your sinks and showers into energy, perhaps we’d suggest a plumber – because they are familiar and have a deep knowledge of pipes, valves, drains and other plumber-specific knowledge. Because solar panels are placed on roofs, the best possible installation professional would need the same familiarity of roofing. Roofers have this unique expertise and will be more competent to install solar panels and energy systems in ways that work best for each particular home or business.

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Structural Integrity

Solar panels are also highly valuable pieces of equipment and can range anywhere from $15,000 to $70,000 per household or business. It is a rather hefty investment for many people, and most people want the insurance of knowing the installation will be stable and secure. Wise investors and consumers wouldn’t make a purchase without having a secure place to store it. Roofers can ensure that your roof is strong enough to support the solar panels, and their acute knowledge of roofing structures enables them to install solar equipment on the strongest positions of the roof.

Specialization in Solar

As mentioned, many roofing companies are leading the solar movement by specializing in solar installations and partnering with developers of solar equipment. Because of this, they not only know roofing, but they understand the intricate specifications of solar panel placement and set up. More often than not, a roofer will be able to set up a solar installation more securely and more effectively than other solar power providers due to special training and accreditations – both in roofing AND solar energy.

Economics

And of course, one of the biggest draws towards solar panel installations is that it is a financially sound decision that will save every household and business thousands of dollars a year (tens and hundreds of thousands over time). Knowing this, the cost factor of an installation also comes into play, and typically, roofers are more economically priced than solar technology companies. The partnerships we mentioned also means that roofers get reduced and wholesale rates on the actual solar panels and equipment, so they can offer homeowners a better price.

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