Solar panels can comfortably serve a home for up to 35 years. During that time, they can help homeowners save big on electricity bills and through state and federal solar tax credits. Before installing a new solar system, it’s imperative to look at the condition of your roof. A roof is a complex system that comprises multiple layers including, shingles, insulation, and decking. External factors such as strong winds, debris, and heavy snow can damage any or all parts of that system, which may render your roof too weak to hold a new solar system. If you discover that your roof has issues, contact an expert solar company in Baltimore MD such as Old Line Solar to repair or replace your roof before going solar.
Types of Roof Damage
Some common types of roof damage include structural damage, standing water, and loose or broken tiles. Sometimes homeowners may find it hard to tell if the roof is having issues. If you spot any sign of water damage in your home, this could be a clear indication of roof damage. However, just because there are no signs of water damage does not mean that there are no signs of external roof damage. A licensed roofing contractor can help assess that damage before your new solar system is installed.
The age of your roof also matters. Over time, the roof components wear out to become more susceptible to cracking or deterioration and may not be able to handle the weight of the solar systems. If that is the case, a new roof is a crucial component of your new solar system.
Benefits of Roof Replacement
Replacing an old roof gives a stronger roof that can handle the weight of solar panels. It can also save homeowners time and money since failure to address issues before the installation, may lead to high costs to re-install solar panels after a roof replacement or repair. We are a unique solar company here at Old Line Solar in that we also own a Baltimore-area roofing company called Claddagh Construction Services which has been around for more than 30 years. Therefore, we are a one-stop-shop when it comes to repairing or replacing your roof and installing your new solar system.
Contact Old Line Solar, The Best Solar Company in Baltimore MD, For Your Solar Energy Needs
At Old Line Solar, we use the top of the line solar products and thorough installation services. If you are interested in using solar energy to power your home, contact us today for your free solar consultation and roof inspection to determine if a solar panel system is right for you.