Solar panels can help reduce your energy bills and they can make your home energy independent. One of the most common questions homeowners have when considering solar panel installation is whether they need a new roof along with their new solar energy system. The answer to this question depends on what kind of roof your home has.
Read on as LePage and Sons Roofing, the leading solar roof company in our local area, sheds light on this question.
Asphalt Shingle Roofs
Solar panels are designed to last for about 25 to 30 years, which is also the approximate lifespan of most asphalt shingle roofing systems. If you have an asphalt shingle roof that’s past its prime, then we recommend tackling roof replacement before installing your new solar panels. Fortunately, solar panels are easy to install on an asphalt shingle roof. The roofer just needs to drill into the roof and then attach mounting hardware to the roof studs. They’ll then need to seal off the roof penetrations.
Standing-Seam Metal Roofs
Metal roofs are a popular choice for homeowners who want to install solar panels. This is because metal roofs are designed to last between 40 to 70 years. It’s likely that a metal roof will outlast the solar panels. Also, solar panels are easy to install on a standing-seam metal roof. The seams of the roof can be used for mounting hardware for the panels. An experienced roofing company will be able to quickly set up a solar energy system if your home has a metal roof.
Tile roofs have a long life expectancy of up to 50 years or more, which is a benefit when it comes to solar panel installation. However, installing solar panels on a tile roof is a complicated process that requires enormous care and precision. The tiles will need to be removed before the roofing contractor is able to install brackets and flashing.
If you’ve been searching for “roofer near me,” then you’ve come to the right website. LePage and Sons Roofing is the leading residential roofing company in our local area because of our superior workmanship, full range of roofing services and our many years of experience. We know how to handle any kind of roofing problem. We also offer solar energy systems. Call us at (508) 295-6483 to learn more about our services and products or to get a free quote.