Solar panels have become a popular way to reduce energy costs. As one of the top states in the U.S., Arizona produces enough solar energy to power close to 800,000 homes. Because sunlight can easily reach solar panels, they are frequently put on roofs. Before they can accommodate solar panels, most roofs need to be assessed and modified. We'll show you how to get your roof ready for solar panel installation in the guide below. When you need solar panel roof preparation in Gilbert or the surrounding areas, contact First Response Roofing AZ to make sure your roof is prepared.
Get a Roof Inspection
Before getting started, make sure your roof is situated in a way that will allow it to get enough sunlight. Your roof should ideally face south. Additionally, you must check the condition of your roof. Roofs that are less than 10 years old generally do the best with supporting solar panels. Your roof and attic will be inspected by roofing professionals for leaks, broken shingles, vents, and flashing. Before solar panels can be installed, damaged components must be repaired or replaced.
Using the Right Shingles
Long-lasting shingles are necessary for the installation of solar panels. The most common type of solar panel-friendly roofing used nowadays is asphalt shingles. Metal and tile roofs can also accommodate solar panels. Slate and wood shingles will frequently need to be replaced because they are not the best materials for supporting solar panels. Due to their fragility, slate shingles are more expensive and difficult to install, whereas wood shingles create a fire hazard.
Solar Panel Roof Preparation in Gilbert
If you are considering solar panel installation for your roof in Gilbert, we encourage you to call First Response Roofing AZ before installation occurs to ensure the roof is in good condition. If a roof leak is found "after" the installation of solar panels, you would have to pay for the removal and replacement of the solar panels, a hefty cost that can be avoided with a pre-install roofing inspection. To get started with solar panel preparation, please give us a call at (480) 924-4444 . We look forward to providing you with more information in Gilbert, AZ.
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