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Do Solar Companies Replace Your Roof?

by | Mar 8, 2023

When you’re considering installing solar panels on your roof, one of the questions you may have is whether solar companies will replace your roof as part of the installation process. Unfortunately, the answer to this question is complex, as it depends on a few factors.

At some solar companies, roof replacement is not included in the solar panel installation process. In this case, you would need to either hire a roofing contractor separately to replace your roof before or after the solar panel installation or work with another company that the solar company you are working with contracts on your behalf. This can be a significant additional cost, and it’s important to factor it into your budget when considering solar installation.

However, some solar companies, like Purelight Power, offer roof replacement as part of their installation process. In this case, the solar company will take care of the entire process, from removing your existing roof to installing a new roof and then installing the solar panels. This can be a convenient option for homeowners. It saves them the hassle of coordinating with a separate roofing contractor and ensures the new roof is compatible with the solar panels. As another benefit, you only work with one company for the whole process, ensuring the job is completed right and on time!

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It’s important to note that not all solar companies are equipped to handle roof replacement as part of their installation process. This is because roof replacement requires specific expertise and licensing that not all solar companies may have. Another thing to consider is that your roof may only need to be replaced after solar panel installation. With that being said, as a reputable solar company, Purelight Power will thoroughly assess your roof and advise you on whether a replacement is necessary.

Choosing a Company Who Handles Everything

Suppose you do need to replace your roof before installing a solar system. In that case, it’s essential to choose either a solar company similar to Purelight, which handles all stages of the solar installation process, or a roofing contractor experienced in working with solar companies. This will ensure that the new roof is installed in a way that is compatible with the solar panels and that the solar panel installation process goes smoothly. Also, make sure to ask if your roof is guaranteed! Some roofing companies will not guarantee their work if solar panels are added to the roof.

Whether solar companies will replace your roof as part of the installation process depends on the company and the specific circumstances of your property. For example, suppose you’re considering solar installation and wondering whether a roof replacement is necessary. In that case, it’s important to consult a reputable solar company that can thoroughly assess your roof and guides you through your options.

Have solar installation & roofing questions? Contact Purelight Power today. We can help you navigate the complete process with our simple 4-step system. We look forward to helping you with any solar system needs.

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