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Why You Should Consider Installing a New Roof and Solar Array at the Same Time

Are you in need of a new roof, or looking to add solar panels to your existing structure? Both roofs and solar arrays have a limited expected lifespan, and replacing a roof just a few years into the life of your solar panels is likely to be an expensive project, as it will likely require removing and reinstalling your solar panels. You could save a lot of time and money by installing a new roof and solar panels at the same time!

SunPower and Elite Roofing & Solar: A powerful partnership for your solar needs in Colorado.

Elite Roofing & Solar is a partnership between the expert roofers at Elite Roofing and the solar industry’s undisputed leader, SunPower. Thanks to our partnership, our trained professionals can coordinate your new roof installation with the solar panel array you’ve been planning!

The Lifespan of a Solar Array and a Roof

Most solar panel arrays are expected to last for around 25 years. In addition, many manufacturers will provide a warranty for around that long—typically covering solar panels for about 20–25 years.

This aligns closely with the lifespan of a typical asphalt shingle roof. Inexpensive asphalt shingles have an expected lifespan of around 15–20 years, while higher-quality architectural shingles last longer, at around 20–30 years.

Do I Need to Replace My Roof Before Installing Solar?

There are two main reasons why you may need to replace your roof before installing solar panels. The first is that the integrity of your new solar array depends in no small part on the strength of your roof. If your roof has been damaged by storms or is otherwise structurally unsound, it won’t be able to reliably support a solar array on top of its existing structure.

The other reason to replace your roof beforehand is if your roof will reach its expected lifespan well before a new solar array. If you’ve replaced your roof in the last few years, you likely won’t need to replace your roof. If your roof is more than 5–10 years old, however, it will likely need to be replaced before your solar array reaches the end of its warranty. Replacing a roof with a solar array already installed can be expensive and complicated—so coordinating the lifespans of both your roof and solar panels is a wise choice!

Elite Solar and SunPower: The Perfect Partnership

With so many reasons to install a new roof and solar array at the same time, you’re probably wondering what the best way would be to coordinate this project. After all, roofing companies and solar installers have different areas of expertise. How can you ensure your new roof and solar panels are completed at the same time?

Elite Roofing and SunPower have formed the ideal partnership to make your roof replacement and solar installation happen! As partner companies, we’ll worry about all the scheduling headaches so that you don’t have to. We’ll coordinate our teams to install your new roof and solar panels at the same time while minimizing disruptions to your daily life. Between Elite’s expert roofers and SunPower’s professional solar panel technicians, you get the best—and most efficient—of both worlds!

Complete Roof and Solar Care and Maintenance

Coordinating your roof and solar panel array doesn’t end with installation. In many cases, we’ll have to work around your solar array to address roofing damage, while in other cases both your solar panels and your roof may become damaged at the same time.

Elite Roofing and Solar provides not just installation, but fully coordinated roof and solar panel care throughout the life of your new array. If your home is damaged during a storm, we’ll work together to schedule any necessary repairs and completely restore the functionality of both your roof and your solar panels as quickly as possible. No need to call two contractors—Elite Solar will cover it all!

Book Your Consultation Today!

Ready to learn more about how Elite Roofing and Solar provides the best in roofing and solar panel installation services? Book your solar consultation today!