Why are you asking me about the age of my roof?

Any reputable solar installer will want to know how many years you have left on your roof.

We require homeowners to have at least 10 years of roof life left when installing a solar energy system, and recommend having at least 12 to 15 years of life left. Solar panels are designed to last decades, so replacing a roof with solar on it means you’ll need to remove and replace the panels, which needs to be done by solar installers with electrical experience, not roofers. Be especially leary of contractors pre-quoting this “remove and replace” scenario for just hundreds of dollars – it costs at least a full day of labor and remember what you paid for the system in the first place!

Things You Should Know Before You Go Solar
We’ve compiled some of the questions we have received over the years. We think people should ask a solar contractor some tough questions when they are considering installing solar. We want you to have the information you need so that you can make the decision that is best for you. Customers who are educated about solar make our industry stronger.

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