Roof restoration before solar installation: is it necessary?

solar panels roofMaking the switch to solar is an excellent investment. Solar panels add value to your property, minimise your electricity bill, and reduce your household’s consumption on non-renewable energy.

But before you pick up the phone and schedule your solar installation, there’s one critical component to consider: your roof.

Some homeowners rush into their solar installation only to find a roofing issue that stops them in their tracks. Others find themselves grappling with roofing problems that require their newly installed solar panels to be removed completely.

The good news is, if you give your roof a little TLC before your solar panels arrive, you can save yourself from a potentially costly roofing headache further down the track.

Here’s a bit more information about why you should think about investing in a roof restoration before solar installation begins.

Your roof plays a vital role in your solar power system

Your solar panels have to go somewhere, right? And while some property owners install them on the ground or over a carport or similar structure, the majority opt to put them on their roof.

That means that your roof must be strong and sturdy enough to withstand the weight of your solar panels, as well as the structural demands of any peripheral infrastructure and accessories used in the installation process.

In short, the condition and integrity of your roof play a vital role in your solar power installation.

The risks of failing to restore your roof before solar installation

Your roof is more complex than you might think. Most roofs are comprised of several components, each working to protect and insulate your home, and keep the harsh elements out.

If your roof is exhibiting signs of damage (cracks, leaks, broken tiles, extensive mould and grime), then solar installation may not be possible.

If your roof is more than ten years old, the solar installation process may actually cause damage. Repairing this damage may require your solar panels to be removed and re-installed – meaning you’ll essentially be paying for the service twice.

Remember, solar panels are built to last more than 25 years. Roofs, on the other hand, require more frequent maintenance. If you invest in your roof’s health now, you should be able to enjoy uninterrupted use of your solar panels for years to come.

Get in touch today

If you are ready to make the switch to greener energy, invest in a roof restoration before solar installation begins. Get in touch with our friendly team via email today or call 07 3180 1680 to organise a competitive quote.