Solar energy is beneficial for many reasons. Not only does it lessen your environmental impact, but it can save you a great deal of money while also adding resale value to your home. While you may already be convinced that solar power is for you, as Denver roofing contractors we want you to be aware of some more things you need to consider – mainly, is your roof ready?
What type of roof do you have? Asphalt shingles are the most common roof type and the easiest type of roof for solar installers to work on. Flat roofs also provide a good situation for solar panel installation. However, depending on the condition of your roof, we may also be able to work on more delicate roofing materials like slate or wooden shake.
How old is your roof? If your roof won’t need to be replaced for another 10-15 years, now is a great time to consider installing solar panels. Otherwise, aging roofs often prove to be challenging and sometimes increase the chance of damage occurring during solar panel installation.
Which way does your roof face? More energy will be produced if the solar panels are exposed to sunlight all day long. If the best part of your roof faces north, you may not have the best situation for solar.
Do you have enough room on your roof for solar panels? It is a solar installer’s dream to have a roof that’s perfectly sloped with yards and yards of uninterrupted space. A roof with a lot of obstacles (such as roof vents or skylights) can make solar installation complicated.