Florida’s solar panels produce enough electricity to power more than 842,000 homes. Congratulations if your Florida home has solar panels! However, your roof may need some repairs. Roof repairs alone are not enough. You must replace your roof. What happens to solar panels?
Yes, Solar, but Which solar?
Florida is 4th in the country for its solar power capacity. Floridians have been installing solar panels for many years using various technologies. Your solar panels may be very different from those of your neighbor. These types of panels could be yours:
- Rear cell and passive emitter
Solar panels can be used for many purposes. These include passive solar heating, pool heating and electrical generation. First, you need to identify what your solar panels are for and then select a safe strategy for servicing them. For a free assessment on your panels, contact your solar company. This will allow you and your roofing to determine the best way for you to transfer them.
There are three ways to go
There are three things you should consider when removing or returning solar panels to your roofer.
- Before your roofer starts, contact your solar company to have the panels removed. Depending on their age, you will need to decide if they can be salvaged or if more modern, better-quality panels are best.
- The solar company may work with the roofing contractor depending on how the solar panels will be attached to the roof. The roofer places the brackets and then the solar company attaches them to the brackets.
- For solar panel systems, standing metal seam roofs work best. The panels attach to the seams so you don’t have to cut into the roof.
Not just anyone
Even though Florida is blessed with plenty of sunshine, it’s not enough to be able to handle moves or solar panel installation. Hire experienced roofers who are able to demonstrate their expertise.
Solar companies are solar experts. Roofing companies are roofers. Your plumber wouldn’t be qualified to install your new roof. You don’t want your carefully planned investment in solar power to be ruined by unskilled roofers. Or your roof leaking from untrained workers at a solar company. Look for a roofing contractor who offers metal roofing . has experience with dealing with solar panels. Contact Old Time Roofing today. We are looking forward to working together to protect and update your home in the Tampa Bay or Sarasota regions. We have extensive experience in residential roofing including solar panels.
This post was written by Ted Williams! Ted is the owner of A Old Time Roofing which is the premier Pinellas County roofing contractor! Ted is a Master Elite Weather Stopper GAF Roofing Contractor, a double award winner of Best Steep-Slope Contractor from GAF and achiever of Master Elite Consumer Protection Excellence from GAF. He has been serving the Pinellas County area since 1978. Old Time Roofing has been a tradition in quality workmanship, servicing residential and commercial properties.