The Power Move: Replacing Your Roof and Going Solar At the Same Time

By Millstream Construction

The Power Move: Replacing Your Roof and Going Solar At the Same Time

Are you thinking about replacing your existing roof? Have you ever considered pursuing solar power? If your answer to both questions is “yes,” then you should consider completing these two projects concurrently. Why should you? You will likely achieve significant cost savings, among other benefits. A roof replacement with solar panels installed simultaneously provides numerous critical advantages, which we explain in more detail below.

9 Benefits Of A Roof Replacement With Solar Panels

Timing is everything. Combining multiple home improvement projects offers a significant opportunity for the homeowner to achieve a myriad of crucial and unmatched benefits:

#1 – Added Curb Appeal

Do you want to know how to improve your home’s market value? Replace the worn and dated roof with a new one and install solar panels. Prospective buyers are much more likely to make a higher offer for your home.

#2 – Combined Financing

Streamlined financing options exist for homeowners interested in pursuing a roof replacement combined with a solar panel installation. Working with a single borrower eases the application and approval process.

#3 – Efficient Use Of Time

When the homeowner works with one contractor instead of two separate ones, they benefit from receiving an optimal schedule for removing the existing roof, adding a new one, and installing solar paneling.

#4 – Less Administrative Complication

Pulling the correct permits can be time consuming and confusing. Unifying multiple home projects reduces or eliminates the risk of stress on the homeowner’s part and allows the project to move forward efficiently.

#5 – Maximum Solar Efficiency

If you plan to install new solar panels, working with a roofing company experienced in replacing roofs and adding solar panels will boost the results. You receive the optimal advice for the most efficient solar power system.

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#6 – Meaningful Cost Savings

Volume discounting benefits the consumer. The same principle applies to homeowners seeking a way to save money. Many contractors offer an economic incentive to encourage homeowners to bundle and save with two services.

#7 – Optimal Roof Choice

Not every roofing material or design is compatible with solar paneling. Instead of retrofitting the roof to accommodate solar paneling, the new roof can be installed with the solar paneling equipment in mind.

#8 – Reduced Long-Term Expenses

Generally, an architectural asphalt shingle roof lasts 25-30 years. Likewise, solar panels provide a similar lifespan. Synchronizing these two projects will save resources when the time comes to replace both the roof and panels.

#9 – Single Point Of Contact

Working with one contractor to replace a roof and install solar panels immediately following streamlines the scheduling and coordination process.

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Identifying A Roofer Who Installs Roofs And Solar Panels

If you need both services, you want to ask prospective contractors the right questions.

#1 – Can The Roofing Company Provide Transparency About Solar Power?

As a homeowner, you need honest answers to your questions. You don’t want the runaround. Many contractors will promise more than they can deliver. Steer clear of roofers without extensive experience in roof replacements and solar panel installation.

#2 – Could The Roofing Company Deliver Cost Savings For A Simultaneous Installation?

Many contractors will offer a discount of some type for the labor portion of the installation. Ask the contractor about an opportunity to achieve meaningful savings.

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#3 – Does The Roofing Company Have Solar Roofing Credentials?

Ask what qualifies the roofing contractor to install a solar power system. Do they have certification through the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) or something similar? They should have credentials if they are reputable.

#4 – Is The Roofing Company Credible With Installing Solar Panels?

Ask for a set of references from prior homeowners. Request a portfolio of previous successes with installing solar panels. Don’t assume anything. Question everything. As a homeowner, give yourself peace of mind that you’re making the right choice.

#5 – Will The Roofing Company Offer Expertise In Attaching Solar Roofing?

How familiar is the roofing contractor with installing solar roofing? Are they relative novices? Or do they own a long track record of success? Proving advice about the best system and properly installing it takes years of relevant experience and knowledge.

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Working With A Roofer Who Knows Residential Roofing And Solar Power

If you own a home in Connecticut, Massachusetts, or Rhode Island, trust Millstream Construction to provide the highest quality roofing services in the region. Our knowledgeable team of roofing professionals will deliver unparalleled craftsmanship and customer service. We also offer solar panel installation for Connecticut homeowners to help them access sustainable, renewable, and energy-efficient solar power.

To learn more about our roofing services or schedule an appointment, contact Millstream Construction today.

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