Solar panels can comfortably serve a home for up to 35 years. During that time, they can help homeowners save big on electricity bills through state and federal solar tax credits. Before installing solar services for your home, it’s imperative to look at the condition of your roof. A roof is a complex system that comprises multiple layers including, shingles, insulation, and decking. External factors such as strong winds, debris, and heavy snow can damage any or all parts of that system, which may render your roof too weak to hold a new solar system. If you discover that your roof has issues, contact an expert solar company in Baltimore MD such as Old Line Solar to repair or replace your roof before going solar and ask how to get your roof ready for your solar installation.
Types of Roof Damage
Some common types of roof damage include structural damage, standing water, and loose or broken tiles. Sometimes homeowners may find it hard to tell if the roof is having issues. If you spot any sign of water damage in your home, this could be a clear indication of roof damage. However, just because there are no signs of water damage does not mean that there are no signs of external roof damage. A licensed roofing contractor can help assess that damage before your new home solar power system is installed.
The age of your roof also matters. Over time, the roof components wear out to become more susceptible to cracking or deterioration and may not be able to handle the weight of the solar systems. If that is the case, a new roof is a crucial component of your new solar system.
Benefits of Roof Replacement
Replacing an old roof gives a stronger roof that can handle the weight of solar panels. It can also save homeowners time and money since failure to address issues before the installation, may lead to high costs to re-install solar panels after a roof replacement or repair. We are a unique solar company here at Old Line Solar in that we also own a Baltimore-area roofing company called Claddagh Construction Services which has been around for more than 30 years. Therefore, we are a one-stop shop when it comes to repairing or replacing your roof and installing your new solar system.
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Old Line Roofing & Solar knows high-quality roof replacement. We have been installing roofing across the Northeast for over 30 years. We have grown to become one of the largest providers of roofing services in Maryland.
If you are looking for a solar roof, we use the highest quality equipment and well-trained technicians. Reach out to us today to learn how we can help you with your solar roofing needs.